When working with large oysters, that are too big to fit snugly in the palm of the hand, start by laying them on a cloth on the work surface with another cloth on top. (The curved shell should be underneath)
An Indian-inspired salad, this is simple but good. The toasted coconut complements the sweet, juicy carrots, the lemon juice and coriander add a citrusy balance. If you can make it with freshly-dug carrots, so much the better.
Things I have learned from Instagram 1) real pasta is poisonous and leads to brain haemorrhaging - use only pasta made from vegetables 2) if I don't take a selfie of my workout it doesn't count and finally 3) if you don't put courgette in your porridge in the morning you're a garbage person.
I used this cucumber soup as tasters at Wilderness Festival and at Soho Farmhouse and so, by popular request from everyone I met at those events (thank you for coming), here is the recipe:
A very real but subtle war is quietly being waged against those who would challenge the status quo. Government's are reliant on the huge profits generated through animal agriculture. And with a looming pensions crisis and creaking health services around the world it could be argued that governments don't want us to live the extra 7 good years that a vegan diet could provide us with.
This recipe brings the home comforts of freshly baked banana bread into a simple and quick to prepare breakfast treat. Overnight oats are one of the easiest breakfasts you can make for on the go nutrition to help keep you fueled for the day ahead.
It's my take on the Sicilian classic, pollo in agrodolce, or chicken in a sweet and sour sauce and it's unbelievably good. The sauce reduces to a slick, sticky glaze, with flavour bursts of olives, capers and raisins (or in this case, sultanas, because I like them better) and the chicken is so good you'll be sucking the bones. Try it and see for yourself.
Is there anyone else holding onto the remaining days of summer? I know I'm not about to let it get away just yet and one thing that always spells summer is enjoying the lush fruit that is watermelon. If you're anything like me, allow yourself to enjoy it for just a little longer by indulging in this hydrating fruit as a refreshing treat in a smoothie.
There are so many more takes and twists on the bottomless brand, but these are the five I'd most recommend for anyone visiting our beautiful city, or looking for something a bit different when they think they've seen it all!
If that action includes bringing people together around food, supporting local food-based businesses and helping people to learn how to grow, cook and share food in ways that preserve resources for future generations, it can open up the conversations we need to have about land: who owns it, who can use it, how it can be used sustainably and who benefits from its use.
I am a grazer. By which, I mean that I rarely do the whole three meal a day thing. Instead, I prefer to have a near-constant stream of snacks at my disposal. On the rare occasion that I find myself snack-less, I get a sort of anxiety surge. And when I attempt a more rigid eating pattern? Hanger. On the hour, every hour.
The salad drawer is stuffed, the neighbours are avoiding me and Him Outdoors is mumbling about trip hazards on the garden path. Even the hens have developed an aversion. Yes, the courgettes are running amok again.
Too much time spent choosing what to eat and drink could mean less time watching baseball. Here are a few offerings in the food and drink department at the Yankee Stadium. Bring your appetite, my friends, because this is a marathon and not a sprint.
It is a lovely summer salad and stands up well to being made the day before for a desktop lunch or or picnic. You can eat it as a stand-alone dish or add crumbled feta, grilled halloumi, barbecued meats, cold cuts
Our starters arrived not long afterwards, and the Moroccan Salads were brought over to us on a tall metal cake stand, which was filled with small dishes. Each salad was refreshing, and full of flavour and I especially enjoyed the green beans and the fennel.
On our second night in Marrakech we had dinner booked at The Selman hotel, which is a 5 star hotel situated about 15minutes outside the centre. Prior to dinner we decided to visit the La Mamounia hotel for cocktails, as we'd been recommended by friends that it was a must whilst in Marrakech, and we sat in the pretty gardens and enjoyed a refreshing early evening cocktail each.