In these quiet winter months it is harder to find inspiration for recipes that are based on fresh, local ingredients. However, in Oxford there's a delightful store called 2 North Parade (cunningly located at 2 North Parade Avenue) which sources the finest local foods. You can see more about the store at www.2northparade.com
Last week I took a short trip with Peter Slade from 2NP to visit North Aston Organics and North Aston Dairy. Even in winter, the fields are green with leeks and this seemed a perfect chance to tell something of the story of how the ingredients are sourced and the basic steps to create a most tasty winter dish. One that's been simply called "leeks, bread and cheese".