A Nigerian dish for special occasions from ” Hibiscus” by Lope Ariyo. It can be eaten on its own or paired with a poultry recipe. You can swap the green peppers for asparagus when in season if you like.
A comforting and very moreish supper from ” Simple” by Diana Henry.If you don’t have any home made chicken stock you can use 500 ml ready made stock topped up with water. It will taste just as good I can assure you.
I have only recently started cooking risottos but now realise there is nothing to be afraid of- stirring slowly can be a contemplative process, especially with a glass of wine to sip alongside as you do so. This easy version is from ” The Art of the Larder” by Claire Thomson, my local but increasingly well known chef and food writer. You need good quality stock.
A delicious pilaf from ” The Art of the Larder” by Claire Thomson. For the spices use a mixture of coriander, cumin, pepper, turmeric and ginger, toasting the whole spices before you grind them. You could also add some allspice or nutmeg.