Rhubarb and cardamom whip (with Pimm’s)

Fruit dessert with Pimm's

A light, fruity dessert with Pimm’s. It must be Pimm’s o’ clock!

This dessert needs to be filed under D for Divine. You can make it as healthy or as rich as you like – depending upon your ratio of yoghurt to cream – and it works best with a sharp fruit like rhubarb, gooseberries or raspberries. It’s a bit of a cross between a traditional fruit fool and a trifle (I guess that would make it a trool or a frifle? Now I’m just being silly…).

The addition of Pimm’s No 1 really works, and it’s a surprising complement to the flavour of cardamom. It’s probably because the cardamom has a slightly lemony flavour and we all know how well this particular drink goes with a slice of lemon and other fruit. Continue reading

Book review: tibits at home (and a recipe)

tibits at home book review

‘tibits at home’ features 50 favourite recipes from the popular Swiss vegetarian restaurant brand

After my very enjoyable visit to tibits in London a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been leafing through the restaurant’s cookbook, tibits at home: stylish vegetarian cuisine, which I was kindly sent to review.

When this book was first launched in its native Switzerland, it became the best-selling cookbook of that year – which gives some indication of how much the concept is loved over there. The English version has been available since October 2012, and offers 50 vegetarian recipes that have all been tried, tested and given a hearty thumbs-up by loyal tibits’ fans. Continue reading