Cider Sangria (4)

I first discovered cider sangria in a little tapas bar cum sidreria in Llanes, Asturias. Many of you will already know that Asturias is the region where spanish cider is made and consumed in great quantity and the area is therefore very close to my heart. On my brief and unexpected return visit to Llanes I went straight back to that bar and Tony and i shared two litres of this very refreshing and quaffable nectar over a relaxed afternoon. Fortunately we didn’t have to do anything after other than get into a minibus and be driven to our accommodation in the Picos de Europa …

This version is from ” Apple ” by James Rich.

Chickpea Salad (4)

A spicy fresh salad from ” Moro:the Cookbook” by Sam and Sam Clark. Serve as part of a mezze or with meat or fish. You can replace the dried chickpeas with two rinsed and drained 400g cans if wished.

Roast Cauliflower Curry (4)

This is a recipe for cauliflower i could happily eat most days. Its from “Weligama”, a book of recipes from Sri Lanka, by Emily Dobbs. You can use a Romanesco head instead of the cauliflower if wished.

A variation is to make cauliflower spiced rice. Whizz all the ingredients apart from the herbs and nuts in a blender and cook by tossing in hot oil. Serve as an alternative to rice.