With summer comes fresh produce. From the allotment, strawberries, broad beans, spinach. From the no dig garden beds rocket, mizuna, pak choi, lettuce in 6 different varieties, basil, thyme, parsley, mint. Inspiration for summer meals. The living is easy.

We ate the salad yesterday and today, we made a  rice and spinach dish, the spinach steamed for a couple of minutes and then stirred through cooked rice, with toasted pinenuts, lots of salt and pepper and a grating of nutmeg. Chopped chorizo was added by the carnivore, the vegetarian was satisfied. That was a Nigel Slater recipe for June in the Kitchen  Diaries cookbook. To follow was another from the same source, a strawberry and Mascarpone cheesecake, using soft cream cheese instead because it was late on a Sunday and locally there was no Mascarpone- but there was Philadelphia. On a biscuit crumb base. We’re talking Hobnobs here. Delicious. And all washed down with pear cider.


2 thoughts on “bounty

  1. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off the keyboard…
    You had me at 6 different kinds of lettuce. And then to go on to cheesecake and pear cider! Yum.

  2. Sounds yummy! I love Nigel’s recipes, the ease of them is just what I need, and his encouragement to experiment with different things if you don’t have the exact ingredients makes them so refreshing.

    Your meal sounds lovely (and looks so too).

    Sue xx

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