Ingredient: Olive Oil

  • Peas With Bacon And Pinenuts

    Peas With Bacon And Pinenuts

        Fresh peas are one of my favourite vegetables.  The best way to eat them, as far as I’m concerned, is straight off the vine while you’re standing by the plant.  If you get them small enough, raw peas taste sweet and nutty and don’t even need to be cooked.  As they get a…

  • Rainbow Chard With Pine Nuts And Raisins

    Rainbow Chard With Pine Nuts And Raisins

          In my village a new, furtive fruit and vegetable seller recently appeared. A few times during the week, you need to wander through the cobbled streets and, if you’re lucky, you’ll find her and her battered old car full of fruits and vegetables from her garden.  She sells them straight out of…

  • Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

    Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

        The first local asparagus has hit the shops! No, not literally….that would be very messy…and maybe dangerous.  Have you ever been poked in the eye with an uncooked asparagus spear?  In a stupid story that I’m not going to go into here, I have and I can tell you that it hurts! I…