Seasonal Food

How Home-Grown Vegetables Can Improve Your Mood

Kathy Slack | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

It's magic in the veg patch at the moment. Actual magic. Every time you visit something new is sprouting. It's a time for firsts: first batch of green beans, first bowl of strawberries, first purple-podded peas, first courgette (though after last year's un-scalable courgette mountain I meet that one with a certain amount of trepidation).

Lemon Balm Marshmallows With Sugared Leaves

Kathy Slack | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

You know those days when you are really up for a bit of a faff in the kitchen? When you want to enjoy some time gratuitously wasted in tinkering. To decadently fritter away a couple of hours making something wonderful but totally pointless. Well, that was me yesterday.

What Is Wassailing And How Do I Do It?

Kathy Slack | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Wassailing, which this year falls on Tuesday 17th January, is really the only time my apple trees get any proper attention from me. I have two. One is...

What To Do With Leftover Christmas Cake

Kathy Slack | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

At least that's what happens in our family. Mum always makes one (complete with teeth-breaking icing which I love - fondant is dirty word in our family), has the odd slice over Christmas and then, come the New Year, she banishes all leftover Christmas cake from the house and foists it onto me

Orange Pistachio Madeleines With Cardamom Butterscotch Sauce

Kathy Slack | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Proust has a lot to answer for. All that chat about madeleines. It's elevated them to 'mysterious French delicacy' status, given them a rarified air of complexity. In fact, they are the work of mere moments and can be knocked out by the dozen with minimal effort.

A Roman Adventure: Pasta al'arrabiata & Baked Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

There is truly no place like Rome. It's history, culture, sunshine and sheer beauty make it one of the world's most romantic and educational cities. E...

How to Cook With Herbs: Choux Pastry Cream Buns

Kathy Slack | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Oh my word I've never seen so many herbs in the garden! This spell of warm wet weather has sent everything into a growing frenzy. The rocket is living up to its name - 'wild'. The parsley is going to need mowing if it grows another inch.

In Season: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Katy Beskow | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

At this time of year, it's easy to become tired of eating roasted root vegetables. In our- post Christmas search of something fresher, greener and lighter, purple sprouting broccoli is a welcome taster of what Spring is to deliver.

What Foods Are In Season For September?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although it's starting to get darker that little bit sooner each evening, there's no need to be sad about the changing season. Because, ladies and ...

Food In Season: February - Radicchios, Artichokes, Salsify And Chicory

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We love February for its transitional beauty, where winter is slowly fading and the blooming trees are getting us excited for the warmer days. We'...

Seasonal Food Inspiration From Great British Meat Co

Sam Wass | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

When roasting, to avoid your bird from drying out there are a number of tips I would recommend. Choose two birds or meat joints to roast for the big day instead of a large one alone. Continually baste the bird in its own juices while cooking and allow plenty of resting time before carving and most importantly, avoid over-cooking.

Back to the Future for the UK Food Scene

Christine Hayes | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Hayes

Today we have swagger in the kitchen. We appreciate the instinctive flair of Nigel Slater... Slater's relaxed cooking style and the seasonal, straight-from-the-garden, food he champions chimes with our increased desire to use ingredients when they are at their best.

How Do You Like Dem Apples?

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

Apparently it is a good idea to eat your fruit and veg from the five main colour groups - red, green, purple, yellow and orange. Different coloured vegetation contains different nutrients and combining them is the best way to get all you need.

What's In Season For September?

Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

September is one of our favourite months of the year - it's that gorgeous inbetween time of bright sunny days, chilly nights and deep orange sunsets....

Emma Sleight

Reindeer Lichen And Razorbill Eggs: Fäviken's Magnus Nilsson on Nordic gastronomy | Emma Sleight | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We caught up with chef Magnus Nilsson, whose book Fäviken is 'out there' to say the least. "I made one dish which was the savoury porridge and on...

Supermarket Sweep: What's In Season In July

The Huffington Post UK | Emma Sleight | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

July brings a glut of succulent summer fruit and vegetables. The trees and hedgerows are laden with berries, ripening peaches and the elusive British ...

The London Farmer's Market:

Xochi Balfour | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

Something wonderfully and brilliantly provincial is happening in force right now in London: the Saturday market is back. Communities across the capital are ditching their local supermarkets, meeting likeminded neighbours and indulging in a lazy cup of freshly brewed coffee while they're at it.

Paleo Diet? Or Paleo Delusion?

Glen Matten | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Can there be a diet more of the moment than the 'Paleo Diet' (OK, the 5:2 diet excepted...)? For the uninitiated (and I don't suppose there can be that many of you by now), it's a dietary (and lifestyle) dictum that encourages us to go back in time and adopt the dietary (and exercise) habits of our ancient hunter-gatherer forebears.

The River Cafe

Elisa Ashenden | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elisa Ashenden

On a snowy Saturday, there is possibly nowhere I would rather lunch that at The River Café in Hammersmith. Celebrating their 25th year since opening, this Michelin-starred restaurant has been the training ground for some of the finest names in the business, including Theo Randall, Sam and Sam Clark of Moro, and Jamie Oliver to name a few.

6 Seasonal Winter Recipes By Top Chefs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

After HuffPost UK Lifestyle asked nicely, top chefs Phil Carnegie, Geoffrey Smeddle and Paul Heathcote from Great British Chefs prepared three stunnin...

Moro Restaurant, London

Evie Saffron-Strands | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Saffron-Strands

There's a confidence about the food at Moro that's been there from the first day they fired-up the wood-burning oven and opened the restaurant doors. ...

Veg Out - The Importance of Eating Really Good Vegetables

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

In my clinic I'm forever banging on about getting back to basics with food. In general we rely very heavily on processed, packaged, convenience foods and bread based goods. Most of my 80-year-old clients have better health than the 30-year-olds I see because the post-war diet was so exceptional.