Cumin & Coconut Roasted Fennel

Cumin & Coconut Roasted Fennel

Fennel is rich in phytochemicals like anethole and other terpenoids. These snazzy compounds apparently help reduce cramps, gas, bloating and all manner of trouser trumpets. But wait! Fennel is also good for women! If you’re expecting or nursing a tiny tot, fennel provides protective folate and vitamin C. As a brew, it is said to […]

Carpaccio of raw fennel

Carpaccio of raw fennel

I didn’t touch fennel for years. My nostrils would freak out at the mere sight of one. This liquorice-scented veggie reminded me of a rather inglorious experience with Sambuca many years earlier. But I’m over that now, having realised that fennel is not nearly as pungent as its distant alcohol-laced cousin. So this is my […]

20% off cookbook this week, plus free delivery (SOLD OUT SORRY!)

20% off cookbook this week, plus free delivery (SOLD OUT SORRY!)

*** STOCK SOLD OUT ***   Hi folks! I received good news this morning. The Extra Virgin Kitchen is going for a 2nd print run next week – backflip! (It’s a great moment for buckwheat and tahini too). To celebrate, Gill & Macmillan are offering my blog readers 20% off the price of the cookbook […]

Family Flapjacks

Family Flapjacks

Cardboard cutouts of local GPs were recently used to promote the sale of fruit and vegetables in an English supermarket. Fist-bumping comedy? Nope. Sales rose by 20%. It’s one of the ways in which supermarkets are ‘voluntarily’ engaging in the fight against childhood obesity. If it doesn’t work, the British government are threatening to legislate […]

Rye Banana Bread with virtuous Nutella

Rye Banana Bread with virtuous Nutella

Another recipe from The Extra Virgin Kitchen cookbook my friends …   Rye is traditionally associated with those beautiful Nordic folk. The Danes love it too. As I fancy the arse off both populations, I’ve been playing with rye recipes over the winter in a futile attempt to lure them into my orbit. I think […]