A summery, soft green soup garnished with chives and chive flowers (if available). Serve hot or coldRead More
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This pesto freezes well, so I make lots and have it for the next couple of months. If Meyer lemons are not available, use tangerines (remove the seeds) with a spritz of lemon juice. If you can't find all the fresh herbs for the rub, cut the quantities by a third and substitute dried.
If green garlic, garlic scapes or wild leeks are available, substitute them for the leeks. Artisan-made pasta, available at Italian shops or upmarket grocers, is much tastier and comes in more interesting shapes, which are perfect for this elegant dish. Parmesan gives a more subtle finish to the dish but the ricotta salata is earthier. Your choice.Read More
Double-smoked bacon adds a special twist to this recipe, but good-quality ordinary bacon works just as well. Serve the tart as a first course with a scattering of arugula. If wild leeks aren't available, the white and light green parts of conventional ones, thinly sliced, can also be used.Read More
Double smoked bacon makes this a special treat but good quality ordinary bacon can be used. Serve as a first course with a scatter of arugula or make tiny tartlets and serve as an hors-d'oeuvre as well. The pastry is too much for 4 tarts, but it freezes beautifully to keep on hand for another use.Read More