Roasted Vegetable Pasties

These tasty  vegetable pasties combine the mellow flavours of oven roasted, seasonal root vegetables and pumpkin with the kick of kalamata olives and Italian herbs. Baking vegetables enhances their flavour and brings out their sweetness. The depth of flavour will surprise you. This is also a great way to use any left over baked vegetables. The pasties are just right for lunch with your favourite … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Pasties

Eating Seasonal Vegetables in Winter

The real benefit of growing your own vegetables is being able to eat seasonally. However, it is easy for anyone to choose vegetables that are in season as the basis of their diet. Not only are seasonal vegetables fresh, plentiful and well priced but they can also be sourced more locally and so will have travelled fewer miles to reach us which makes for sustainable … Continue reading Eating Seasonal Vegetables in Winter

Italian Polpette in Tomato Sauce

Polpette are tender small Italian meatballs that are cooked in a rich tomato sauce. In Italy they are eaten as a second course with potatoes or vegetables or even rice or polenta. Around the world polpette are eaten with pasta and this makes a lovely and satisfying complete meal when served with a fresh green garden salad. Polpette are also good for lunch, in a … Continue reading Italian Polpette in Tomato Sauce