I love the river cottage series, I find Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's ethos really inspiring, I'd love to be self sufficient, trading those things that I can't provide for myself for things I have too much of. That way of life is really appealing to me, particularly as a vegetarian as my animals wouldn't be eaten!
This is the latest book I have of his and although I've had it for 18 months I have only started to use it in the last month or so. I've only recently found my cooking mojo after having Thomas I'm really enjoying cooking nice, healthy home cooked meals. We are also trying to shop more locally and soon some of our garden produce will be ready to eat so I can see this book being pulled off of the bookshelf more and more!
I've only tried 2 recipes so far, DIY pot noodle and melazane parmigiana (aubergine parmesan bake).
Last month I made the DIY pot noodle for one of my lunches and last week I made the melazane parmigiana, this was awesome, I portion it up with the intention of putting it in the freezer for a nice and speedy meal but instead I ate it for lunch for 3 days!!
I appreciate that mine doesn't look particularly appealing but it was absolutely delicious ( I am aware that I need to work on my presentation and photography skills 😊)
See the other books I plan to share for my 'on my bookshelf' series here.