Eat the seasons, Peas

Make the most of British produce by eating with the seasons. It’s tastier and can be more nutritious. But most of all, the feeling of being at one with nature adds to your sense of well-being.

British pea season is upon us. It’s at this time of year that the fields and allotments are overflowing with this wonderful vegetable. Let the rain patter outside. Get shelling those peas and make this wonderfully simple pea & chorizo frittata for the family tea tonight.

Pea & Chorizo Frittata

  • 70 g peas
  • 70g chorizo, sliced
  • 4 free range eggs

1. Heat some olive oil in a medium non-stick frying pan. Fry the chorizo for a few minutes and then stir in the peas.

2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the chorizo and peas. Cook for a few minutes over a low heat until the tortilla has set.

3. Place the frying pan under a low grill and cook the frittata gently for a few minutes. It is ready when it has set.

This would be great served with a fresh green salad (and some wine of course) at a picnic or around the dinner table.

 

 

Advertisements

Carrot and Orange soup

This recipe comes to you kindly of one of our customers, Leasa Day. She shared her recipe for carrot soup with a summery twist with us on facebook. And because we thought it was absolutely perfect for those cooler rainier summer days, we asked her if we could share it with you lot. Luckily she said yes!

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large or 2 small oranges
  • a good veg stock
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • continental parsley
  • sea salt and some cracked black pepper

Method

  1. Sautee the onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add the carrot. Pour in stock and bring to a boil.
  2. Once at a boil, reduce to a simmer. Grate the orange rind into the soup and squeeze the juice in. Puree the soup until smooth or leave a little chunky, however you like it.
  3. Add the cinnamon, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

Top tip from Leasa: use lots and lots and lots of fresh bread to dip in!

If you try the recipe and enjoy it, do let Leasa know. If you have a recipe you think others would like, drop us a line and we’ll share it with everyone. YUM!