Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Prawn Stuffing (4)

Between 1979 and 1981 between university and travelling I spent a few months on and off waitressing in the newly opened Woods Restaurant in Bath . It quickly became one of Bath’s go to restaurants and local celebrities like Peter Gabriel were regular visitors. Its still going today and still fun by the lovely David and Claude. I must pop in and say hello one day!. While I was working there the chef was a woman called Sharon and this is one of her dishes that always impressed.

Lentil Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs and Tapenade Toasts (4)

A very good lentil salad from ” The Really Helpful Cookbook” by Ruth Watson. The salad will benefit from being made ahead and sitting in the dressing for a day or two.The tapenade in this recipe does not include any anchovies so it is suitable for vegetarians. You could use ready made tapenade if you like or put anchoiade on the toast instead. Any leftover tapenade can be kept in the fridge for up to a week to serve with drinks .