Author: Vaida

Roasted rhubarb compote with cardamon

Roasted rhubarb compote with cardamon

Rhubarb stalks taste fruity and acidic and need very little added to taste amazing, just a bit of something sweet to balance out the acidity. With sweet and citrusy cardamon sprinkled on top, it tastes like heaven. With this recipe, you don’t need to worry…

Comfort food chat with Lina

Comfort food chat with Lina

I chat to my friend Lina, a Lithuanian living in Wisconsin, USA. We talk about comfort food, food memories and eating habits. Join us in this comforting and informal conversation about food.

Comfort food chat with Cam and Mike

Comfort food chat with Cam and Mike

Join me as I chat to Cam and Mike about their comfort food and whether the pandemic has changed their eating habbits.

Comfort food chat with Barbora

Comfort food chat with Barbora

Join me as I chat to Barbora about her comfort food and whether the pandemic has changed her eating habbits.

Comfort food chat with Huw

Comfort food chat with Huw

Join me as I chat to Huw about his comfort food and whether the pandemic has changed his eating habbits.

Spring greens

Spring greens

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself- what are spring greens? I never have. Until today, when it dawned on me, that I couldn’t explain what they were. They are not kale or chard leaves, they have tougher stems, it seems. So I did a…

A green soup

A green soup

We are approaching the ‘hungry gap’, a time of the year when winter crops are running low and there isn’t much to be harvested. In the UK it usually falls around the months of April and May. This is, however, a good time for the…

Preparing salad leaves

Preparing salad leaves

If you grow you own salad or buy it at a farmer’s market, it will likely be grown organically and it will have some insects, or worse – small slugs, hiding in between the leaves, not to mention the dirt. The best way to prepare…

Jerusalem artichoke mash

Jerusalem artichoke mash

Jerusalem artichokes are quite creamy when cooked, so they lend themselves to a mash or a puree really well. Ingredients (serves 2) 500g Jerusalem artichokes (or 250g Jerusalem artichokes and 250g potatoes) olive oil/butter a pinch of salt cream   Method Peel artichokes and cut…

Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke, also called a sunchoke or a sunroot in different parts of the world, is a perennial plant that is related to sunflower. In fact, it produces tall yellow flowers that look a lot like sunflowers. The edible part of a Jerusalem artichoke plant…

Creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup

Creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup

Jerusalem artichokes are a gift from heaven for making blended soups. They are creamy and sweet and make the most beautiful soup that will sustain you through a grim winter’s day. Ingredients (serves 2) 300-400g Jerusalem artichokes 1 onion 1-2 tbsp oil or butter 300ml-400…

A bowl of something comforting. Rice pudding

A bowl of something comforting. Rice pudding

As times get darker, physically and metaphorically, I’m looking for food that is simple and reassuring. Wouldn’t it be great to have food that embraces your tired soul with warmth and comfort? Rice pudding, in my opinion, is just such a food and deserves to…

Buckwheat porridge

Buckwheat porridge

Buckwheat porridge is one of those things that I love having for breakfast. It’s so simple to make, and is so delicious with a bit of butter or oil, that I could gladly eat it for lunch or dinner. I prefer the pre-toasted type, the…

Just Granola

Just Granola

In the past few weeks I’ve been trying out different granola recipes in search of that perfect one. I’ve been looking for one where tasty meets healthy meets sustainable meets a touch of the unexpected. I believe that the recipe I’m about to share has…

Festival food done right

Festival food done right

  Festival food just got a whoooole lot better. If you need proof, visit the Festival of Voice in Cardiff between 7-17 June. The Oasis Trailer Project will be making their debut there sharing food and culture from around the world and raising money for…