Surrey Street Treats: aubergine and red pepper couscous

Posted on May 12th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 1 Comment

As spring turns to early summer, Jess Bashford offers a recipe for outdoor eating

Hopefully it’ll start to get warmer now that it’s May and spring is well underway. So I’ve come up with a recipe that’ll be nice to eat outside in the sun. It’s couscous that makes the most of Surrey Street’s aubergines and red pointed peppers.

You could serve … Read More »

Surrey Street treats: glorious baba ghanoush

Posted on October 15th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 2 comments

As autumn comes and the nights draw in, Jess Bashford visits Croydon’s historic Surrey Street market seeking a last taste of summer

It’s been a while since my last forage round the market. But now the weather’s starting to get chillier, I thought it was about time to see what the market has to offer. And I’ve gone for another … Read More »

Surrey Street treats: little lemon drizzle cakes

Posted on May 27th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 2 comments

In the second of her series using ingredients from Surrey Street market, Jess Bashford is in the mood for a bit of self-indulgence

I hope some of you enjoyed my first Surrey Street treat. But more importantly, that you got yourself to Surrey Street market for a mooch around.

This time I have something slightly sweeter for you. Instead of a reasonably healthy soup, I’m giving … Read More »

Surrey Street treats: butternut squash soup

Posted on April 25th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 1 Comment

In the first instalment of a new series, Jess Bashford whips up a delicious soup with ingredients from Surrey Street market

Surrey Street Market is always bustling. You find yourself weaving between swathes of people up to your elbows in fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s something that’s been part of Croydon since medieval times and something that I think would be great for us to use more. When … Read More »