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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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Tomato and basil summer pudding

At this time of year, not only is there usually a glut of tomatoes but with all the sunshine we’ve had,┬áthe flavour will be at its absolute best. So, this tomato and basil summer pudding I found in an old … Continue reading

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