Vegetable Patch Recipes

Recently it has become apparent that most of the meals I eat are vegetable orientated. There are two reasons for this; firstly I have a cornucopia of vegetables in my garden at present and each one needs celebrating in its own way and secondly meat is so expensive.  I can go into Sainsbury's and pick up four chicken breasts for £6. Not the extra special ones, not the organic ones, just the standard ones. My alternative is to go to the farmer's Read more

Beef, Vegetable and Red Wine stew

I needed something slow cooked and full of goodness. Fortunately I had a fridge full of treats from the farmers' market. I had some seriously good braising steak from Challow Hill and a congregation of fantastic veg from the greengrocer. What you will need Braising steak Vegetables of your choice - carrots, swede, onions, leeks, pasnips Potatoes Red wine Stock Oil and seasoning Cut up the steaks and roll them in seasoned flour. Fry them Read more

Lamb Neck Stew

This was so easy and really what you need when you want warming comfort food. What you will need: 2 lamb neck chops, cut in half Plain flour Olive oil 3 onions, peeled and cut into wedges 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into four or six depending on the size 6 garlic cloves Salt and pepper Fresh rosemary 6-8 small potatoes, cut in half Stock – I used vegetable Firstly, when I bought my lamb neck it turned out that getting British lamb Read more