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Ingredient of the Week: Leek

Ingredient of the Week: Leek

Leeks are from the same family of vegetables as onion and garlic. They are made up of two parts, the long thin stem, which is white and the green tip, which fans out at the end. The white part makes up around two thirds of 

Ingredient of the Week: Sweet Potato

Ingredient of the Week: Sweet Potato

I’m surprised it has taken me so long to feature sweet potato as one of my ingredients of the week, as I cook with them so regularly, love to eat them and they are incredibly good for me. They are a root vegetable like carrot, 

Ingredient of the week: Brussels Sprouts

Ingredient of the week: Brussels Sprouts

I hated sprouts as a child. If I’m honest they still aren’t my favourite vegetable, but I have now learned how to cook them to my liking and that when paired with the right ingredients, you can actually make them taste quite nice. They are 

Ingredient of the Week: Turnip

Ingredient of the Week: Turnip

Turnip is another vegetable that my Dad successfully grew this year in his allotment, which meant as usual when this happens, that I had to come up with new recipes to use them up. As a child, because my name was Turnham, I was sometimes 

Ingredient of the Week: Rocket

Ingredient of the Week: Rocket

Rocket is a cruciferous vegetable like cauliflower, kale and broccoli. It is a    typically “English” salad leaf vegetable, even though it originates in the Mediterranean. It is available all year round and is very easy to grow. In fact if you aren’t careful it will 

Ingredient of the Week: Mangetout

Ingredient of the Week: Mangetout

One of the vegetables that my Dad has been growing in his allotment is mangetout. They are in season at the moment, which means he’s been keeping me well supplied with them. Therefore I’ve been eating them a lot and so thought I should focus 

Ingredient of the Week: Tenderstem Broccoli

Ingredient of the Week: Tenderstem Broccoli

Tenderstem broccoli is a relatively new vegetable to British supermarket shelves. It originates from Japan and is a cross between broccoli and kale. It is from the brassica family of vegetables, sharing nutritional qualities with cauliflower, cabbage and pak choi, as well as the 2 

Ingredient of the Week: Mango

Ingredient of the Week: Mango

The king of fruit or mango, is arguably my favourite fruit. It is a tropical fruit, so can only be grown in warmer climates and is native to Southern Asia, but is now also commonly found in the Caribbean, Mexico and the USA. When myself and Neil