WINTER SQUASH MINESTRONE SOUP

WINTER SQUASH MINESTRONE SOUP

A rich Italian soup that is loaded with delicious vegetables and pasta then topped with cheese!  SERVES 4 | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 onion, diced • 1 celery stick, diced • 1 carrot, diced • ½ courgette, chopped • 200g/7oz winter squash, diced • 2 garlic cloves, finely…
SUMMER ORZO SALAD WITH RED ONION

SUMMER ORZO SALAD WITH RED ONION

Mediterranean orzo pasta is great in salads, and this Greek-inspired salad is great served at your next BBQ. SERVES 6-8 Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes • 450g/1lb orzo pasta • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced • 200g/7oz feta cheese, cubed • 200g/7oz black olives, sliced • 400g/14oz tomatoes, halved • 2 small red onions, finely…
SPIRALISED COURGETTE PUTTANESCA

SPIRALISED COURGETTE PUTTANESCA

A little modern take on the classic Italian pasta puttanesca, omitting the pasta and replacing it with spiralised courgettes. If you don’t have a spiraliser, you can cut ribbons instead using a peeler. SERVES 2 Preparation time: 25 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes • 3 courgettes, spiralised or cut into ribbons • 4 anchovies • 1 can of tuna,…
Emma's three broc pot

Emma’s three broc pot

Try this recipe for deputy editor Emma’s simple but tasty dish using home-grown broccoli fresh from the plot This is a delicious one pot broccoli pasta dish using three different types of broccoli. One is the very seasonal purple sprouting broccoli, the fast growing calabrese and the even faster growing broccoli raab or Cima di rapa. The latter has yellow…
SPRING ONION MACARONI CHEESE

SPRING ONION MACARONI CHEESE

A slightly fancier take on yummy macaroni cheese, with spinach, tomatoes and seasonal spring onions. SERVES6 Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes • 350g/12oz macaroni • 50g/2oz butter • 50g/2oz plain flour • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced • 600ml/1 pint milk • 250g/9oz grated extra-mature Cheddar • 50g/2oz grated Parmesan • 1½ tbsp…