Today I have two recipes that use our great root vegetables. As I do demos around the country, I keep meeting people who are growing their own. We are pleased to grow a lot of our own vegetables in the polytunnel we have at the restaurant. As gardeners will tell you, it is hard to beat the taste when you grow your own. During the recent filming I did in Waterford I was delighted to get a chance to visit GrowHQ where they grow all of the vegetables they serve in the restaurant themselves. A great success story.

So today is a celebration of our root vegetable. Butternut squash is difficult to work with but you will be able to buy it pre-prepared. It is a vegetable I like and often use in soup at home. Instead of steak you could us a roast chicken in this recipe. It will be a great family meal.