Tagged with winter veg

Creative cooking with winter veg

We may be seeing signs of Spring, outdoors and in stores, but the majority of seasonal farm shop veg is still rooted (ha, see what I did there??) in winter. It’s so easy to get stuck in the same old, same old supermarket sweep of veg which we generally boil, or sometimes roast, if we’re … Continue reading

Thyme roasted root vegetables

This is probably the most common way for us to eat winter (and summer) veg. I tend to make a big batch of it whenever I cook it, and use the leftovers added to salads each day for a bit of different texture and flavour, or just as another dinner side the following nights. If … Continue reading

Root vegetable mash

Since discovering a nightshade sensitivity, I’ve used this a lot as a tattie mash replacement. It’s sweeter, more filling and more nutritious, but goes with all the same things. Try it with my roast chicken. Very simple to make and it freezes well in batches, plus it lasts in the fridge for a good few … Continue reading

Braised cabbage with bacon

Cabbage and leeks are amongst the plentiful winter vegetables in Scotland and it comes in so many varieties. I love red cabbage too, particularly raw in a slaw, but for this I’ve gone with savoy. It’s a well known fact that bacon, particularly smoky bacon, makes everything taste good and a little goes a long … Continue reading

Sesame carrot noodle salad

Yes, salads are possible in winter using local vegetables. But you might need a spiraliser! Carrots are a Scottish staple, which these days you can get most of the year. But they are certainly plentiful in winter. Such a versatile vegetable, used in soups and stews, as well as being beautiful roasted, and a base … Continue reading