Apple and Vanilla Compote (4)

Its the beginning of the apple season here is the UK and as a member and the Treasurer of our local community orchard i know i can look forward to a bounty of apples over the coming weeks. I am trying to refrain from buying any more cookery books but came across ” Apple” by James Rich in my local charity shop today and it clearly had my name on it. James is the son of a Somerset cider farmer and has a wealth of knowledge about growing and using the fruit. You can be sure there will be quite a few recipes for apples coming your way over the next few weeks. Serve this with granola and yoghurt for breakfast.

Plum and Vanilla Compote (4)

When stone fruit is in season try this recipe from ” Bill’s Italian Food” by Bill Granger. Its great for breakfast or dessert and will keep in the fridge for up to a week. You can replace the plums with peaches or nectarines.Serve with yoghurt or ice cream.