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Yellow Squash and Lemon Pasta with Creamy Rocket Pesto

If I’m not entirely mistaken, putting raisins in pasta (or Pizza) dishes is a Sicilian thing. And I’m glad I discovered it. Its not that I’ve got a sweet tooth, I just love food that has a sweet/savory combo going on. And this dish definitely does. I pulled this dish together the other day, as my yellow ‘crook neck’ squash’s are producing lots of small tasty fruits, and they taste best lightly cooked, and al dente. I also have a fantastic amount of peppery rocket needing eaten. And so often when I’m gardening, recipes make themselves out of what fruit and veg is ripe just that very day.   This pasta dish is fresh and light, perfect for the middle of summer, but filling and satisfying all at the same time. This is definitely a dish to enjoy outdoors on the terrace on a hot day – dreaming yourself away to Sicily…. ________________________________________________ Serves 4 500g farfalle pasta 1 medium yellow squash 1 small courgette 1 garlic clove a handful golden sultanas a small handful …

Koldskål – Danish Summer Buttermilk Dish

  A natural reaction to hot weather for me, is to start craving Koldskål. In Denmark, as a kid I could easily go through a litre a day, no problem. I didn’t mind if it was shop bought, or home made, I just had to have it during the warm summer months. Saying that, homemade is always going to triumph over shop bought. And since a lot of you don’t live in Denmark, homemade is the only option anyway! Koldskål, literally translates as Cold Bowl. It is made with buttermilk and a milder version of yoghurt, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and lemon. I have never thought of comparing it to an Indian Lassi, but I guess that is a far comparison if totally lost trying to explain it to a foreigner. It is served in a bowl, and eaten with a spoon, and enjoyed with little biscuits called Kammerjunker, and I’m not even going to try and explain that word! Well, OK then, its a title for a sort of foot solider within the Royal …

Poached Duck Eggs with Avovado and Spinach

Poached Duck Eggs with Avocado and Spinach I love poached eggs and my darling boyfriend always makes them for me as a wee treat. So until I decided to poach a duck egg, I hadn’t actually done it before. (I’ve made every other kind of eggs, I just want to say) And as expected, it was delicious, with just a little bit more flavour than a chickens egg and bigger, of course! This is a smashing dish to serve for brunch, or as a light lunch. I used my spelt bread recipe for a wholesome side kick to the tasty egg. Spelt recipe here ________________________________________________________________ Serves two people: 2 duck eggs 1 avocado, sliced a couple of slices of good bread a handful of mushrooms a handful of spinach 1 tbsp olive oil plus extra for frying salt, paprika and pepper to taste ________________________________________________________________ Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Meanwhile fry the mushrooms in olive oil. Assemble the spinach leaves, avocado and mushrooms on the bread and drizzle with the olive oil. …