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Vegetables at a glance

Growing tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes is easy and rewarding. Follow our step-by-step guide to growing tomatoes.

Superfoods

Superfoods are the things we can eat that are characterised by :

Introduction to vegetarian diets

Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular as meat prices as well as health concerns rise. Many people are cutting down or cutting out meat in favour of a full vegetarian...

Tapas

During hot summers most of us prefer to pick at food over a drink than sit down to a large meal, and the Spanish are the kings of this game with their famous tapas. Mini versions...

Salads and lettuces

Salad comes in all shapes and colours, from green to purple and even red, and sizes too, from big leaves to small shoots. The flavours also differ, from sweet to bitter, but you...

Tomatoes

Round and juicy, reminiscent of summer and bright dishes. This essential ingredient of Italian cooking is one of the most popular vegetables - although it is in fact a fruit!

Ratatouille

The choice of vegetables, their freshness, the addition of aromatic herbs, the quality of the olive oil and of course how you cook them are crucial to making tasty ratatouille...

Vinaigrette and salad dressing

We should all know the recipe by heart: basic dressings go with all our summer salads, crudités, vegetables and even steamed fish. Here's a guide to dressings, from the classic...

Carrots

A vegetable, a root vegetable or a fruit? Raw or cooked, savoury or sweet, the carrot is a staple ingredient in many dishes (not forgetting carrot cake!). Why not be a little more...

Celery & celeriac

We don't always give that much thought to celery and celeriac, yet they crop up everywhere. It's not always obvious what to cook them with...let us give you some insight.

Vegetables of the cabbage family

Known for its strong taste and smell, cabbage is a much-maligned vegetable, but cabbage and its Brassicaceae or crucifer relatives have so many good qualities it's a shame to overlook...

Soup

Packed with vitamins, soup fills you up and tastes great, especially when it’s homemade. Complicated? Not at all: it’s incredibly simple, and easy on your wallet too. Follow...

Potato varieties and uses

Potatoes may look similar, but there's a huge variety out there! It can be difficult to know which potato to choose for which recipe; they have different textures, cooking times...