Pasta Alla Norma ( 4)

I am just back from a three week holiday in Sicily, where my vegetarian husband often had little choice other than pasta with tomatoes or this local favourite which originates from Catania. . This very good version, which I have previously cooked at home, is from ” Simple” by Yotam Ottolenghi . The aubergines are cooked in the oven which I find far less time consuming than frying in batches.

Fennel Gratin (8)

I’ve got a couple of Fennel Gratin recipes on this site already but this creamy cheesy version from ” Together ” by Jamie Oliver is definitely my favourite to date. And personally I think 8 is a bit optimistic unless it is seved among several other side dishes. Two of us wolfed it down alongside sausages. There were no leftovers…