Orecchiette with Cauliflower and Dill (2)

I am trying hard not to add to my extensive cookery book collection until I have passed on a few. But when a new Nigel Slater book comes out I just cannot resist . Here is the first recipe I tried from his latest book ” A Cook’s Book”. And very good it is too, especially on the days when you want a quick, comforting cheesy supper. I couldn’t get any dill on this occasion, but use it if you can.

Courgette and Smoked Cheese Frittata (4-6)

I already have a few recipes for courgette frittata on my site but could not resist trying this one from Thomasina Miers. The courgettes are roasted in the oven first, and the smoked cheese works really well, giving an almost meaty flavour. You can buy Scamorza ( smoked Mozzarella) in most Italian delicatessens and some larger supermarkets, but if you cant find this then use ordinary mozzarella.

Pinchitos Morunos (4)

These Moorish skewers are a popular tapas in Andalucia, Spain. You will need 4-8 skewers, depending on their length, and could use lamb instead of pork if preferred. The recipe is from ” Moro:the Cookbook” by Sam and Sam Clark.