Author Archives: JustBloggs

Ribollita

Ribollita means ‘reboiled’ as this Italian soup was traditionally made in large quantities so it could be reheated on subsequent days. This hearty soup is a great example of how easy it is to cook good food on a budget … Continue reading

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Summer tarts

Some of the best meals are made from leftovers or what you have hanging around in the cupboard, fridge or garden! I’ve had some Jus-Roll puff pastry in the fridge for a couple of weeks now so it needed using … Continue reading

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Blackberry Cardamom Pavlova

It’s blackberrying time of year! Get out there and pick some – nothing beats food for free! This recipe is adapted (veganised) from one by Adventures in Cooking. I made it for a family celebration lunch last weekend and everyone … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Chestnut Bourguignon

  This is a good one for chilly autumn nights and it seems that we are nearly there already, even though we aren’t even half way though bloody August yet. Hey ho, at least Halloween is coming. Serves six 700g … Continue reading

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Vegan Bilbao

Veganism is alive and kicking in Bilbao. I remember the days when it seemed chips and salad were the only options for vegans in Spain, but my last visit to Barcelona proved those days are long-gone and Bilbao is keeping … Continue reading

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Vegan Farinata

Farinata or socca is a sort of thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe of chickpea flour originating from Genoa and later a typical food of Liguria, from Nice to Elba Island. Traditionally it is cooked with fresh rosemary, pepper and sea … Continue reading

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The Wardrobe Theatre and a Baked Mushroom

The Wardrobe Theatre first opened in May 2011 above The White Bear pub on St Michael’s Hill in Bristol, providing a mix of theatre and comedy. I saw the brilliant Two Punks and a Tandem there in 2015. Later that year they moved to the … Continue reading

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