Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries from October 2011

Smothered cabbage

October 26th, 2011 · No Comments

In some parts of the world it is still illegal to smother a cabbage, but thankfully not in Italy where this recipe originates.

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Tags: Side Dish · Vegetarian

In Search of…the Perfect Pasta Sauce No 6

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Porcini Mushroom (with Tomato) Sauce This was less of a search for the perfect pasta sauce, and more because we had an empty fridge and needed to knock up something tasty from what is commonly known as ‘store cupboard standbys’. What do you mean you don’t always have porcini mushrooms in the house? Hand in […]

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Tags: pasta · Sauce · Vegetarian(ish)

Foraging (an introduction)

October 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

A few Saturdays back one of us (me) joined the Incredible Edible Foraging Walk which took place in and around the IE Market Garden Training Centre just down the road at Walsden. Contrary to naive expectations I didn’t skip home through the woods afterwards with a trug filled with wild garlic and exotic fungi, however […]

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Tags: foraged · Incredible Edible · unusual foods · Vegetarian

A Taste of Yorkshire: Jam Round

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

The woman at the market who sold us our Jam Round informed us that it is sometimes also referred to as a Brighton Tart. Asking the obvious question as to why this traditional local treat is named after an East Sussex town caused much debate among the staff which, even after one had tweeted her […]

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Tags: Reviews · Yorkshire

Cream of celery soup

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Now I know I don’t need to remind you dear reader, that when Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calender in 1582 he decreed that the third Sunday of October would herald the beginning of Soup Season (Source: Wikipedia). Obviously in these most modern of times we are much more relaxed about such things and […]

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Tags: Snack · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

In praise of … Hedgerow Foods

October 20th, 2011 · No Comments

A few Sundays back (BT*) we travelled out east to Walthamstow where we came upon Belinda and her lovely stall of tasties. Once upon a time Belinda was ‘Gavin’s sister Belinda who’s in a band and is an Arsenal fan’. Now she’s Belinda who makes lovely jams and chutneys and cordial too. Special mention also […]

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Tags: Jam · Reviews

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Yumblog has won ‘Best Food Blog‘ for an unprecedented tenth year in a row! (Surely some mistake – Ed) So thank you to the thousands of kind and generous readers who voted for us in this year’s Observer Food Monthly Awards. Thanks also to OFM’s panel of judges who singled us out for our extraordinary […]

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Tags: Stuff

A Taste of Yorkshire: (Fatty) Dab

October 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Waiting in the Tudor Chippy for the haddock component of our chippy tea to be cooked, I noticed ‘Dab – 30p’ chalked up on the menu board. Enquiring on your behalf, dear reader, I was told it was a lump of mashed potato deep fried in batter. Before I had time to ask for one […]

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Tags: Deep fried · Reviews · Yorkshire

In Search of…the Perfect Pasta Sauce No 5

October 14th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Aubergine Sauce (with tomato and chilli) Well this is as close to perfection as you are likely to get in this increasingly imperfect world. As with all the other sauces in this occasional series, I turned to the ever reliable Marcella Hazan for inspiration and guidance, and once again she delivered the goods with this […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Sauce · Vegetarian

Grumbeerekiechle au Chevre Chaud…

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

…or potato pancakes with toasted goat’s cheese. Or indeed rosti with toasted goat’s cheese. But another Alsatian dish anyway.

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Snack · Vegetarian(ish)

A Taste of Yorkshire: Fat Rascal

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

A Fat Rascal is essentially a flat dry fruit scone/Garibaldi biscuit hybrid which, after a disappointing tasting, was fed to the ducks.

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Tags: Reviews · Yorkshire

A Taste of Yorkshire: Yorkshire Curd Tart

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

This is another traditional regional delicacy which ended up being a teatime treat for a appreciative family of local ducks. Unlike us, they didn’t seem to mind it being a dry and heavy approximation of cheesecake.

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Tags: Reviews · Yorkshire

The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry and Fake Cream

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

A belated congratulations to Joanne for deservedly winning the final of this years TGBBO and commiserations to Mary-Anne for being such a gracious loser. We would have been happy if either had won, so long as it wasn’t Yummy Mummy Holly (Ooh look, I seem to have already got a book deal!), with whom we […]

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Tags: Book · Stuff

Ragout of lentils with smoked haddock and horseradish cream

October 9th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Our recent move to dwellings considerably larger (and colder and damper) than our old lair at Yumblog Towers has meant our cookbooks can now be displayed in a more prominent position and as a result this long forgotten book on Alsatian cookery … I’ll pause for a moment while you insert your own dog joke.… […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

A Taste of Yorkshire: Sad Cake

October 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Regular readers may be surprised to hear this but neither of us are trained psychologists and so wouldn’t presume to make a judgement on the mental disposition of this particular baked treat, melancholic or otherwise. However we do feel (humbly) that we are qualified to make an impartial assessment of its overall cakiness and, similar […]

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Tags: Biscuits · Reviews · Yorkshire

A Taste of Yorkshire: Barm Cake

October 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Hello again dear reader and sorry for the brief interruption in transmission but the logistics of relocating the entire Yumblog Corporate Empire Inc. from fashionable East London to its new HQ in the even more fashionable outskirts of Media City, plus the switch over from analogue to digital (can you see the difference in quality?), […]

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Tags: Bread · Reviews · Yorkshire