Spiced chickpeas with fennel and lemony yogurt

Lisa

Fresh organic fennels are making an appearance in many of this week’s veg boxes.  Here’s a light, fragrant and nutritious meal idea which carries a welcome hint of winter’s ending.  Recipe from Andy Baraghani on www.bonappetit.com. The beauty of this dish is that you can customise it easily to suit your veg box and your palate. The flavours are quite …

Onion and chickpea soup with Yemeni ‘hawaij’ spicing

Lisa

It’s onion soup, but not as we know it. It’s by the brilliant Yotam Ottolenghi (who else!?) and has the most beautiful, complex, aromatic spice combination – properly warming but not via chilli heat. (I would never, ever have thought to put cardamom, fenugreek and cloves together in a soup but it’s gorgeous.) A heavy mortar and pestle is fine …

Pasta with squash, sage and walnuts

Francesca

Fresh sage is gorgeous with squash and pumpkin, and did you know that the Regather community garden (out front on Club Garden Road) has a couple of big sage bushes? Come on down and grab some. Squash and sage also make a great risotto – loads of recipe variations online. The pasta dish below is from loveandlemons.com: they call for …