Recipe: Apricot chutney

Put everything into a medium-sized saucepan and simmer over a low heat until the whole thing has reduced and amalgamated nicely – about 15 minutes. Se(...)

Aubergine Curry with tangy chutney.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Every year it’s the same. The clocks go back and what little evening light that was left is gone overnight. Winter is here, and my thoughts – food-(...)

Superfast vegetable soup and chicory and goat’s cheese salad. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A cinch, a piece of cake, child’s play, as simple as ABC – all of these words are music to my ears when it comes to recipes. Because if it’s straightf(...)

Prepare the veg by peeling and very roughly chopping the lot. Do make sure the leeks are thoroughly clean, as dirt can wedge itself between the tops o(...)

Leaving the chicory leaves whole, arrange them on a plate and dot over cubes of the cheese and slices of apple. Make the dressing by whisking the ing(...)

Packed lunches are a staple for nine months of the year. Whatever you pack, it’s judged – by the media, experts, other kids, teachers, parents, and(...)

Lazy eggs fiorentino

In a bowl, mix the spinach with the Parmesan and cream and season really, really well with lots of salt and pepper and as much nutmeg as you can ta(...)

 Lazy egga florentine with smoked peppers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Roast paprika peppers

Heat your grill. Cut the peppers into large rectanges and flatten them out. Rub with a little oil and grill until blisterd, blackened and charred. Rem(...)

 Lazy egga florentine with smoked peppers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

My aim, always, with this column, is to try and get y’all to cook when you might not otherwise feel like it, because to my mind, anything that insp(...)

This column has seen me make many curries, and I will keep on producing recipes as long as I keep finding combinations that I simply have to share

C urry. There are a gazillion versions of it – Thai, Indian, Malaysian, Chinese – yet we never seem to tire of it. It even has its own culinary tribut(...)