Grey, Wind and Rain

Looking out of my windows at home I see fields becoming ponds again-well lakes really!
This very wet and windy weather is having an effect on Growing Wells productivity and it has turned my mind to some vegetable comfort food. Cakes!
This weeks bag is mixed but mine includes Carrots and Parsnips, some had Squash -what I do know is that they all make very moist and tastily comforting cakes.
I have spent more that an hour surfing recipes online, there are some brilliant blogs where you can find great recipes for instance for organic vegan cooking which may require ingredients that if you are not vegan you will not have in your pantry of delights. What is a bonus about these blogs is the quality of the presentation, wonderfully appetising images and staged photographs  of the recipe in the making.

Here are a few you may like to escape to and if you are lucky it may have stopped raining and you can get outdoors for a walk- whilst you decide what to make for tea!

http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/one-pot-pumpkin-cabbage-stew

/http://www.ohladycakes.com/recipes

http://www.dollyandoatmeal.com/blog/2014/10/kabocha-squash-fennel-ginger-soup-w-spicy-coconut-cream

Well back to this weeks recipes I have a lovely Chocolate and Beetroot cake care of Hazel, who used to bring one in sometimes for the level 2 students, originally from Mary Berry. I have made a classic Carrot Cake From the Cranks book – which is moist carrots and tasty with a brown flour base. But  also have anothe for you here which Suesie -who was on last years course gave me from New Zealand and it is a belter! The Christmas Spiced Parsnip Cake comes  from the Green Kitchen and that is how I got distracted – looking at all those delicious images -well that bit keeps you slim -trying them out well thats another matter. Enjoy!

Nell Dale