November 26, 2018

Barley is a traditional ingredient in Scottish cooking where it appears in hearty, warming broths and stews.  Pot barley is a whole grain and good source of protein, fibre and niacin.  IT needs to be soaked for at least six hours as this makes it more digestible and reduces cooking time.  Very seasonal so give it a try.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons coconut oil or mild olive oil or butter

2 white onions, finely chopped

300g assorted fresh mushrooms, sliced

300g pot barley, soaked overnight and drained

25g dried porcini mushrooms, soaked for 30 mins and drained

1.2l hot vegetable stock plus the soaking liquid from the porcini

50g grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan and gently sweat the onions for 3-4 minutes until soft.  Add fresh mushrooms and seat for another 6-8 minutes until they soften as well.

Pour in the pot barley and stir frequently for a couple of minutes.

Add the dried...

October 31, 2018

This was a tasty soup that we made recently at a Riverford Organic cookery demonstration.  Everybody loved it so sharing it with you.  Could be your new “go to” soup recipe for this winter.

1.4kg (about 8) courgettes 

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

Extra virgin olive oil

600mls water

Large bunch basil (at least 30g if not more)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Top and tail the courgettes and then thinly slice them. A mandolin or food processor is good for this.

Add a really good glug of olive oil to a large heavy bottomed saucepan and add the courgettes and a good pinch of salt. This will help the courgettes cook down.

Cook over a medium heat, stirring often until the courgettes have completely collapsed and are beginning to caramelise. This may take up to 45 minutes.

Add the garlic towards the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Add a little more oil if necessary to stop the courgettes sticking.

Add the water and bring back to the boil.

Remove from the heat and add  the basil. Stir, a...

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