Tomato and Cucumber salad

IMG_8916 tom cucumbr saladBefore you know it, it will be tomato season.  We have some in our greenhouse! There’s nothing quite as fresh and tasty as a tomato and cucumber salad.  It’s especially good when served with a handful of toasted seeds (not shown in this picture) on top and a wine vinegar dressing.  Crunchy, fresh, sharp.

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Tomato ragu with chicken milanese

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We’ve shared our chicken milanese recipe on the blog before.  Here is an alternative sauce to serve with the pasta accompanying the chicken.  This would work equally well as a starter pasta course.

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Bubble and squeak

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The thing about bubble and squeak is that even the worst cook can’t get it wrong.  That’s because, there’s no way to get it ‘right’.  It’s just luck!  Use whatever leftovers you have from a roast dinner.  Stick an egg on top and serve with some gravy if you have it left over.  Delicious!

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Pasta with prawns and feta

IMG_1347 prawns and feta

Once upon a time I took this from a Jamie Oliver recipe leaflet that came in an Irish Sunday newspaper supplement.  I’m sure it’s not 100% correct now but this is the version we’ve ended up with over the years.

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Greek salad

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Happy days – it’s sunny again!  Ever since a fantastic trip to Mykonos, we eat a lot of Greek salads.  It’s a brilliant lunch for all the family.  You can use a combination of any of the ingredients listed below.  Cucumber, tomato, feta and onion with an oil and vinegar dressing are a must  The rest are optional.

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Lentil and Chorizo Soup

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A deceptively easy and delicious soup. This freezes well so pop some in the freezer and take it out for a treat when you don’t feel like cooking!

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Pasta shells with and broccoli, pine nuts and chilli

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Here’s another great pasta and broccoli dish.  A simple traditional Italian recipe that is light on your pocket but big on taste.

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