Recipe | Rhubarb & honeycomb porridge

February 17, 2017

During the week, I’m not really a breakfast person. I tend to wake up early, do a bit of blog work, and then grab a quick coffee or a glass of orange juice before dashing out to my day job. At weekends, though, it’s a different story. For me, Saturday and Sunday mornings are precious downtime, […]

Recipe | Sausage & kale orecchiette

January 20, 2017

It’s time for the first recipe of 2017 from the talented Kym Grimshaw of food blog On the Plate, and I’m particularly excited about this one as it uses my favourite pasta: orecchiette. I first sampled orecchiette (Italian for ‘little ears’) on Rome’s Piazza Navona at the age of 17, when I was travelling around […]

Recipe | Cranberry & orange breakfast muffins

December 16, 2016

Earlier in the week I shared some recipes for sweet festive treats, and now here’s one for indulgent Christmas breakfasts – cranberry and orange muffins, courtesy of the lovely Kym Grimshaw from Bristol-based food blog On the Plate. Tucking into these delights is the perfect way to start lazy holiday mornings, and orange and cranberry is […]

Recipe | Baked stuffed onions

November 18, 2016

The festive period tends to mean lots of entertaining, so at this time of year I’m always on the look out for easy yet super-tasty dinnner-party dishes. The latest seasonal recipe from Kym Grimshaw of Bristol-based food blog On the Plate fits the bill perfectly – juicy baked onions stuffed with a delicousy creamy, herby filling and […]

Recipe | Creamy wild mushrooms on toast

October 14, 2016

I love this time of year: pavements sparkling with frost, chilly evenings made for snuggling under a blanket with a good book, greengrocers brimming with autumnal bounty… It’s a time that calls for warming comfort food, and the latest recipe from Kym Grimshaw of On the Plate is just that. It’s packed with earthy mushrooms – […]

Recipe | Butter-baked corn & Kym’s ultimate potato salad

September 23, 2016

The latest seasonal recipe from Kym Grimshaw of food blog On the Plate celebrates an ingredient that’s synonymous with this lovely late-summer, early-autumn cusp: sweet, juicy corn on the cob. Here, Kym has given it a subtle chilli kick and served it up with what is quite possibly the best potato salad I’ve ever tasted (really!). It’s like […]

Recipe | Honey-baked peaches, marscapone & pistachios

July 29, 2016

One of the great joys of this time of year is the bounty of just-ripe summer fruit, and every morning I walk past grocery shops brimming with plump strawberries, juicy-looking plums and a rainbow of colourful berries. Peaches are perhaps my favourite, though – I have fond memories of devouring them at the end of the garden […]

Recipe | Chorizo, broad beans & peas

June 28, 2016

I love chorizo. In fact, it’s what put an end to a 13-year stint as a vegetarian when I was living in Spain as a student (many former veggies cave when faced with the smell of sizzling bacon; for me, it was a delicious-looking bowl of chorizo en sidra in a Barcelona tapas bar). So, when I […]

Recipe | Primavera courgetti salad

May 27, 2016

It’s time to share another tempting recipe from the lovely Kym Grimshaw of Bristol-based food blog On the Plate, and I have to say that her latest offering is perhaps my favourite to date (though it’s a tough call, as they’ve all been delicious!). This fresh, zingy take on classic pasta primavera is a wonderful way […]

Recipe | Lamb, mint & apricot burgers

April 22, 2016

Lamb and mint is one of those perennially popular food pairings that make most people’s mouths water, mine included. For her latest seasonal recipe post, Kym Grimshaw from fantastic food blog On the Plate has given this classic spring combination a Moroccan twist by adding apricots and a bit of spice to regular lamb burgers, and serving […]