Quick Clam Stew (2-4)

These delicious oily and garlicky clams are from ” Mezcla” by Ixta Belfrage. They can be served as a starter or a main. Instead of the chickpeas they can be tossed with pasta, or served with grilled bread or chips.

Vanilla Baked Apricots (4)

A good way with fresh apricots from ” Cook Simple” by Diana Henry. If you like you can replace the vanilla pod with the seeds from six cardamon pods and serve with Greek yoghurt drizzled with a little honey and scattered with pistachios . You can also swap the white wine with dry Marsala for another version.