Summer soup – courgette, tomato, basil & thyme

Over a medium heat fry diced courgettes in olive oil for a few minutes Add chopped garlic Then skinned, seeded and diced tomatoes Fry for a little longer Add chicken or vegetable stock + white wine + thyme +  bay leaf and simmer until courgettes are cooked Season to taste Mix mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, minced…

Quorn, sage, thyme & chive meatballs with blue cheese dip

Coarsely mince Quorn sausages Mix with grated mature Cheddar + sage + thyme + paprika + breadcrumbs + chives + mustard powder + beaten egg + S&P Form into balls and fry For blue cheese dip: Mix together any blue cheese + chopped chives + soured cream + S+P Serve the Quorn sausage balls with…

Lamb meatball tagine

Minced lamb + parsley + coriander + garlic + cayenne + paprika + cumin + S&P Chop the herbs & garlic Mix well Form into walnut sized balls Fry until golden & reserve Fry garlic & then add  paprika + cayenne + cumin + ground ginger + turmeric + cinnamon over a gentle heat Cook…

Spanish garlic & fino sherry mushrooms

Prepare button mushrooms Fry over a medium high heat in olive oil Add plenty of chopped garlic & cook for a while longer A good splash of dry sherry + a little white wine Cook through & season well Stir through chopped parsley