Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 25 mins ingredients 50g butter 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 potato, peeled and coarsely chopped 3 parsnips, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 baking apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 tablespoon medium curry powder 1 litre hot vegetable broth 100ml crème fraîche Julienned apple and crispy bacon lardons Method 1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat and stir in the onion, garlic, potato, parsnips, and apple. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and cook until the parsnips and apple are tender, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. 2. Remove the lid and stir in the flour and curry powder, stirring continuously to coat the ingredients and ensure no lumps form. 3. Pour in the hot broth, stirring well, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes. 4. Transfer … [Read more...] about Clodagh McKenna: Curried apple and parsnip soup
Carrot red lentil soup
IT’S cold outside – so as well as food that is hearty and warming, you need lots of nutrients to stave off winter bugs. One of the best ways of getting your five a day – as well as some of your recommended water content – is by brewing up a delicious soup. Here are three veggie recipes that tick all the boxes – and each costs less than £1 per bowl. Root vegetable soup (Serves 8 – 41p per serving) Preparation: 20 minutes. Cooking: 60 minutes. YOU NEED: 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1 large onion or 2 leeks (white and light green part only), chopped 3 celery stalks, diced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 rosemary branches 2 bay leaves 350g carrot, 350g parsnip, 350g turnip and 350g sweet potato, all peeled and cut into chunks Juice of ½ lemon, more for serving 1.5 litres of water Salt and pepper for seasoning METHOD: Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Stir in onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are … [Read more...] about Stave off winter bugs and get your five a day with these hearty veggie soup recipes
Here’s a well-kept secret: I hate New Year’s Eve. Don’t get me wrong: I like the Russian tradition of greeting the New Year with a clean house. If I had my way, I’d spend all of December 31st in a flurry of clutter-busting: throwing out all the dross in my sock drawer, pantry, and on my hard drive. I’d banish OPCs (other people’s condiments) from my fridge, purge my file drawers, and fall into an exhausted but satisfied heap at 7:00 PM and go to bed stone cold sober, sleep for 12 hours and wake up feeling like a million dollars. This wasn’t what happened, of course. I did all the clean-up in the morning, and then spent the rest of the day up to my arms in mayonnaise preparing for the long evening that never ends, while everyone else lolled around watching “The Irony of Fate.” There never seems to be enough time on New Year’s Eve: it’s a marathon hustle culminating in the 11:55 … [Read more...] about Lucky Lentils For a Prosperous New Year
Much has changed in the Cardiff food scene in 2018, with many well-known and highly-regarded restaurants closing down (like Arbennig and Fish at 85). But the food scene in the capital remains as impressive and diverse as ever. There's everything from tapas, Lebanese and Thai to Japanese, vegan and barbecue. And there's plenty of classic Welsh cooking too. You can eat in a prison, a classroom or a cosy neighbourhood Italian. From private dining in oak-panelled rooms to shawarma and street food (via plenty of pizza), these are our picks of the best restaurants in Cardiff in 2018. The restaurants are listed in no particular order. 1. The Classroom This remarkable restaurant is staffed by those honing their culinary and service skills at Cardiff and Vale College. And it's based in the floor-to-ceiling glass dining room on the top floor of the college’s city centre campus. The menus change with the season and bread is freshly baked each day in the in-house bakery. Sample dish: Crispy … [Read more...] about The 50 best restaurants in Cardiff in 2018
Wales politics 27 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-44621452 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Biryani, lamb tagine, pasta primavera and cod curry are on the menu at nurseries to help young children maintain a healthy … [Read more...] about What should children eat at nursery?