Cavolo Nero Polenta Soup (4)

This is the first recipe i cooked from Claire Thomson’s eagerly awaited ” Home Cookery Year” which came out earlier this month. The book is divided into seasons so i am busy working my way through autumn recipes . Watch this space for a few more….

Tartiflette Baked Potatoes (4)

I have been continuing to cook my way through Claire Thomson’s ” New Kitchen Basics” and am very much looking forward to her new book coming out in September which i have to confess to pre-ordering. These potatoes are based on a favourite french gratin dish popular in the Savoy Alps and just what you need after a day on the ski slopes, or walking in the mountains, or indeed any time.

Lemon and Bay Posset (4)

Now I have discovered how easy it is to make a posset there is no stopping me! This version is from Claire Thomson’s ” New Kitchen Basics” which i am gradually cooking my way through as the recipes are so good.

Masala Omelette (2)

This is another recipe from my current favourite cookbook – Claire Thomson’s ” New Kitchen Basics” which i have adapted for 2 greedy adults. Its best cooked as a separate omelette for each person but you can make one bigger one and cook for a bit longer.

Orecchiette with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts (2)

Yesterday’s dinner was this most delicious cauliflower pasta recipe ( adapted for 2) from ” New Kitchen Basics” by Claire Thomson. Although by no means a vegetarian cookbook there are so many recipes for vegetarians in this book that i am cooking from it several times a week at the moment. You can use any short pasta such as conchiglie, rigatoni or fusilli but the orecchiette holds the sauce well. You can also use the cauliflower mix as a topping for bruschetta.