Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Risotto

It wouldn’t be October without a pumpkin recipe, after all the Samhain season is upon us and we all know those big, fat, orange gourds are the perfect Autumnal treat.  Whether it’s in a curry, a syrup, or a soup with apples.  In many ways, though, this is a trip back to where it all…

Sweetcorn and New Potato Soup

We’re well into the cold season now – blankets are being dusted off, radiators being switched back on, and people arguing about the pronunciation of ‘snood’ (for the record, it rhymes with good.) This soup is deliciously filling, the potato and sweetcorn melding together into a velvety, creamy spoonful.  The sweetcorn itself packs a huge…

Roast Pumpkin, Chickpea and Spinach Curry (Vegan)

It’s that time of year!  Hallowe’en decorations are being dusted off, leaves are falling from the trees and basics are making their way to Starbucks for some Pumpkin Spice.  Well, here’s a different kind of spicy pumpkin.  The roasted pumpkin carries a substantial flavour punch with its sweet, thick flesh. It’s well worth making sure…

Roasted Pumpkin, Apple and Walnut Soup

It’s October and you know what that means – the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back!  But, for those of you feeling a little less basic than that, I’m bringing you a delicious autumnal soup. This is a fairly sweet soup – the pumpkin provides body, a subtle sweetness and that gorgeous colour, with the apple bringing in…

Boar in the Cave (Deconstructed Toad in the Hole with Mushrooms)

Introduction When trying to think of a clever name for this Deconstructed Toad in the Hole, I looked into the origins of the original’s name…and discovered it’s pretty much just nonsense.  With that in mind I simply scaled up the sizes and went for a more relevant animal. This dish essentially uses loose sausage meat…

Autumn Pasty (Sweet Vegetable and Wensleydale Cheese)

Introduction For the uninitiated, “pasties” began as a way for Miners to have a hearty yet practical meal while working underground.  Their fillings tend to be drier than a pie, replacing sauce with…well…more fillings. This pasty utilises some great Autumn flavours – notably Squash, cranberries and those wonderful root vegetables.  The real star of the…