I have a thing for wild mushrooms. I’m pretty sure that everyone who is into foraging does. See, at least for me, they’re elusive. Earlier this year, I was out looking for chanterelles every day. I’d found them in this spot last year, so as far as I was concerned it was a no-brainer. Well, [...]
I pulled a bunch of celery up at the market last week and it came attached to a root. I know what celeriac is. I mean, I even almost bought one last fall. I remember it clearly because as I picked it up, a massive brown spider ran down the length of it towards me [...]
When I was in primary school, we’d go swimming every week. A drive across Glasgow, in the dreary, rainy weather, to this old Victorian building, with glass ceilings. With that smell of chlorine, and the cold air, and the cold water, and the cold rain on the high glass roof and the talcum powder on [...]
Butter, 1 lb carrots, an onion, 2 sticks celery, 1 tb coriander, leftover chicken stock, salt, pepper and some fresh cilantro. Cook. Blend. Add some cream.
Technically, this is a spring dish. It’s a spring dish because in the spring, nettle shoots are tender and delightful. They pop up through the hardened winter earth waving their little green stingers around and every time they touch you they are saying “WAKE UP” (and they DO wake you up!). After a winter of [...]