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Oven-roasted ratatouille

As a traditional ratatouille is usually made with aubergine, courgette, basil and tomato (fresh and sun-dried are my preference), it might feel like a summer dish but we eat it all year round. It’s delicious as a filling side dish … Continue reading

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Linguine with sour cream and basil sauce

As we’ve had such a fantastic hot and dry summer, I’ve grown fresh basil outside very successfully. The sunshine has given the basil a distinct and peppery flavour that you don’t get from the shop bought kind but you can … Continue reading

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Panzanella

When you have a glut of ripe summer tomatoes and cucumbers, this bread-based salad makes a great light lunch dish, starter or a perfect accompaniment to pretty much any BBQ’ed meat. It needs top quality ripe and juicy tomatoes, fruity … Continue reading

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Pasta with basil, mushrooms and chicken

You could make this quick and delicious pasta supper as a vegetarian dish but I love this with leftover shredded roast chicken as part of my ‘one chicken, three suppers’ weekly menu plan. The basil gives it a lovely fresh … Continue reading

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