Za'atar spelt rolls in baking tray

Spelt rolls with za’atar

Gavin Wren Baking, Dairy free baking, Recipes, Spelt & ancient grains, Vegetarian

I wasn’t going to make anything for the blog this weekend. I was feeling down and struggling to find the motivation to make anything, let alone think up, research and write a recipe, then test it for all you lovely blog reading people out there. But then I remembered that I had stocked up on spelt flour a few weeks ago, direct from Shipton Mill, because white spelt flour (also known as ‘refined’ spelt flour) …

red cabbage egg roquefort walnut salad

Red cabbage salad with roquefort and poached eggs

Gavin Wren Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

This recipe is thanks to a crate of fresh home-grown vegetables that my folks bestowed upon me on Friday. Having worked our way through tomatoes, runner beans, sweetcorn and cucumber yesterday, I reached the red cabbage bag and wondered what to do. Looking for some inspiration online I was bogged down with the festive spiced red cabbage recipes which the internet is awash with, but they didn’t feel right for a warm summer’s day lunch. …

Semi sun oven dried tomatoes

Sun (oven) dried tomatoes

Gavin Wren Basic Ingredients, Food Techniques, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Writing

I love making things that take a long time. Although, let me qualify that – I’m less keen on fiddly or awkward processes, as they send my blood pressure due North. What I like is the gradual process of change and development that occurs over long periods. Because long, slow cooking processes normally mean that you’re allowing rich, strong flavours to develop. I’m also a big fan of basic ingredients, the things that we buy off …

Welcome to my blog!

Gavin Wren Food Blogging

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This is my first post, so you will have to bear with me whilst I build up some posts. I hope to fill this blog with a wide range of posts around a central theme of food; such as recipes, techniques, courses, shops, experiences plus other information about blogging and my experiences as I learn. You can find more information about me on the ‘about’ page, you should find the link just …