I have just come back from cooking at one of my favourite places in the world, The Abbey in Sutton Courtenay. I was cooking for a group doing a mindfulness retreat led by Alistair Appleton. One of the meals was eaten in silence, quite a strange experience for the cook! I picked these fruit and vegetables from the glorious walled kitchen garden.
Menus below with links where I have put recipes onto the blog.
Saturday Lunch for 30
Red onion tart – this Nigella Lawson recipe
Buttterbeans with herb pesto and cherry tomatoes
Saturday Supper for 30
Courgettes from the garden – yellow, round ones, stuffed with couscous and ginger, peas, goats cheese and herbs and baked in the oven.
A kind of Ratatouille – onions and tomatoes roasted with turmeric, and green beans
Grated carrots and Mustard seeds – this Madhur Jaffrey recipe
Stewed Blackberries and Apple
Lemon ‘syllabub’ – this Nigel Slater recipe
Flatbreads stuffed with (leftover) grated carrot
Apple and pear cake
Chickpea and chard stew – see the cauldron below – which grew out of this River Cafe recipe
Squash and tahini dip with leaves and radishes from the garden – photo below