Author: Vaida

Courgette (zucchini)

Courgette (zucchini)

Courgette or zuchinni, is a tender, long and green summer squash which is a member of a cucurbita family. Other well-known cucurbitas are cucumbers, melons, squashes and pumpkins. Courgette originates from Mesoamerica, where its ancestors were cultivated for thousands of years. However, in its present…

Pan-roasted courgette with herby sauce

Pan-roasted courgette with herby sauce

It’s that time of a year, when courgettes are coming to you via different channels at a fast rate and then are quickly forgotten while gathering mould in your fridge drawer or a dark corner of your kitchen counter. I think you’ll agree that we…

Courgette gravadlax style

Courgette gravadlax style

Courgettes, also known as summer squashes, are abundant in the months of July and August in the UK. If you start picking them earlier rather than later, when they haven’t mattured yet and turned into a marrow, you’ll be rewarded with firm little courgettes that…

The forgotten chervil

The forgotten chervil

A somewhat forgotten herb, that is easy to grow and has a subtle aniseed flavour. If the conditions are good, chervil will grow beautiful deep green fern-like leaves, similar to those of parsley but finer. Chervil loves semi-shade conditions during summer and if it gets…

Lemon balm cookies

Lemon balm cookies

Lemon balm has sprung back into a vibrant green growth like no other herb this year. It is full of citrusy flavour and fragrance, and its leaves and stems are smooth and tender. It felt like it’s a good time to do something with it…

Cauli-flower

Cauli-flower

Cauliflower, together with other well-known edible plants of brassica family (kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, etc.) is a descendant of a wild cabbage or Brassica olaracea. You can find wild cabbage growing in coastal areas on cliffs around Southern and Western Europe. Cauli – flower, is…

Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

Making cauliflower into a soup is, in my opinion, one of the easiest and simplest ways to consume cauliflower. Ingredients 0.5-1 cauliflower head1 litre vegetable stockA pinch of saltA pinch of nutmegCream (dairy or plant based) Method Cut cauliflower into florets. Add it to the…

Cauliflower mash

Cauliflower mash

Cauliflower mash is a wonderful alternative to a potato mash, it is creamy and comforting. Give it a try if you’re looking to make your eating a bit more varied. You can make half cauliflower and half potatoe mash. Or you can add some more…

Peas

Peas

Peas are one of my all time favourite vegetables. Best freshly picked and put straight into one’s mouth. Their sweet flavour is so hard to resist, just thinking about it makes me want to munch on some. Peas are world’s oldest vegetable, it’s been found…

Comfort food chat with Narelle

Comfort food chat with Narelle

Join me as I chat to my friend Narelle, an Australian who grew up in Papua New Guinea, now based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. We talk eating ice-cream every day, where you can buy world’s best ice-creamcom,  baked purple sweet potatoes as a a comfort…

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.