Delia's Kitchen Garden: A Beginner's Guide to Growing and Cooking Fruit and Vegetables by Delia Smith and Gay Search

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  • Chinese stir-fried prawns with purple sprouting broccoli and cashews
    • Categories: Stir-fries; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spring; Chinese
    • Ingredients: tiger prawns; purple sprouting broccoli; cashew nuts; ground cayenne pepper; Japanese soy sauce; fresh ginger; shiitake mushrooms; rice wine; spring onions
  • Bubble and squeak rösti
    • Categories: Side dish; Spring; Swiss; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; spring greens; mature cheddar cheese; black peppercorns
  • Broccoli with chilli and sesame dressing
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Spring; Asian
    • Ingredients: broccoli; sesame seeds; sesame oil; limes; Japanese soy sauce; Thai fish sauce; red chillies
  • Spinach and ricotta soufflés with anchovy sauce
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Spring
    • Ingredients: spinach; ricotta cheese; Parmesan cheese; milk; eggs; nutmeg; ground cayenne pepper; black peppercorns; crème fraîche; anchovy essence
  • Crisp roast duck with a confit of rhubarb and ginger
    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Main course; Spring
    • Ingredients: whole duck; watercress; black peppercorns; rhubarb; fresh ginger; dry cider (alcohol); apple cider vinegar; golden caster sugar
  • Asparagus feuilletés
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Lunch; Suppers; Entertaining & parties; Spring; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: asparagus; Fontina cheese; Parmesan cheese; crème fraîche; watercress; black peppercorns; puff pastry; egg yolks
  • Green herb soup
    • Categories: Soups; Spring; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spring onions; potatoes; lettuce; vegetable stock; herbs of your choice; single cream; black peppercorns
  • Vinaigrette dressing
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mustard powder; balsamic vinegar; black peppercorns; sherry vinegar
  • Home-made strawberry preserve
    • Categories: Jams, jellies & preserves; Cooking ahead; Summer
    • Ingredients: strawberries; preserving sugar; lemons
  • Marinated courgette and coriander salad
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Cooking for 1 or 2; Summer; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: courgettes; coriander seeds; red onions; black peppercorns; lemons; tomatoes; coriander leaves
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Side dish; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baby carrots; butter; tarragon; black peppercorns
  • Braised peas, rocket and spring onions
    • Categories: Side dish; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: peas; rocket; spring onions
  • Broad bean salad with pancetta and sherry vinegar
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Summer
    • Ingredients: broad beans; smoked pancetta; mixed herbs; shallots; black peppercorns; sherry vinegar; mustard powder
    • Categories: Main course; Side dish; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: new potatoes; parsley; mint; chives; butter; black peppercorns
  • A summer trifle with raspberries and raspberry purée
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Quick / easy; Dessert; Summer
    • Ingredients: trifle sponges; raspberries; raspberry jam; Madeira wine; mascarpone cheese; custard; flaked almonds
    • Categories: Cakes, small; Afternoon tea; Summer; American
    • Ingredients: blueberries; pecans; plain flour; Demerara sugar cubes; store-cupboard ingredients
  • Gooseberry yoghurt fool
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Summer; British
    • Ingredients: gooseberries; Greek yoghurt; golden caster sugar
  • Spiced pickled runner beans
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Cooking ahead; Summer; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: runner beans; onions; malt vinegar; mustard powder; turmeric; brown sugar; Demerara sugar
  • Roasted tomato and goats' cheese tart with thyme
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Summer; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; soft goat cheese; thyme; puff pastry; black peppercorns
  • Piedmont roasted peppers
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Side dish; Summer; Italian
    • Ingredients: red peppers; tomatoes; anchovies; black peppercorns; basil
  • Oven-baked smoked pancetta and leek risotto
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: smoked pancetta; leeks; carnaroli rice; onions; vegetable stock; sage; pecorino Romano cheese; black peppercorns
  • Tunisian aubergine salad with coriander and yoghurt
    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Fall / autumn; Tunisian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: aubergines; coriander leaves; tomatoes; cumin seeds; allspice berries; onions; red chillies; garlic; mint; black peppercorns; Greek yoghurt; pitta bread
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Fall / autumn; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green tomatoes; onions; raisins; cooking apples; garlic; ground cayenne pepper; ground ginger; brown sugar; pickling spice; malt vinegar
  • Cauliflower with two cheeses and crème fraîche
    • Categories: Side dish; Fall / autumn; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: crème fraîche; cauliflower; Parmesan cheese; Gruyère cheese; bay leaves; nutmeg; spring onions; ground cayenne pepper; black peppercorns
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: cooking apples; ground almonds; butter; mascarpone cheese; fromage frais; golden caster sugar; vanilla extract

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  • Gooseberry yoghurt fool

    • anya_sf on March 13, 2022

      This recipe worked well with cape gooseberries, even though they aren't related to regular gooseberries. It was easy to scale down for a single serving. Not quite the same as fool made with cream, but still good.

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  • ISBN 10 0563493739
  • ISBN 13 9780563493730
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  • Published Feb 26 2007
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 168
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher BBC Books

Publishers Text

Delia Smith has always been concerned with the quality and flavor of the ingredients she uses, and nothing comes fresher than fruit and vegetables straight from the garden. When the opportunity arose for her to work with garden expert Gay Search to create her own kitchen garden, she seized the chance. This guide, with gardening advice by Gay and recipes and advice on cooking the crops from Delia, is for any cook interested in good food, free from pesticides, who wants to try their hand at growing their own. It follows a year in the life of Delia's kitchen garden, with a chapter devoted to each month, and contains detailed advice on sowing and planting, fruit and vegetable varieties, and how to harvest. Lavishly designed with hundreds of color photographs, and with Delia's recipes that use the produce at its peak, this guide is suitable for first-time horticulturists and cooks of all levels.

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