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Minty pea and potato soup

Minty pea and potato soup

Frozen peas are available year round, but fresh garden peas are in season from early June until late July. Some supermarkets sell frozen peas with mint, a great freezer standby if you can’t get hold of any fresh herbs.

If you choose to buy the fresh pea, then select those with bright green pods that are firm and plump. Mint is a great addition to light summer soups (it pairs especially well with pea, courgette, asparagus and other green vegetables good at this time of year). The good thing is – you can easily grow it in the pot on the windowsill.

Sticky pork with spring onions

Sticky pork with spring onions

Every part of the pig can be eaten – from the nose to the tail, not one morsel is wasted. Pork is ideal for frying, stir-frying, grilling or barbecuing, also marinating. Grilled pork chops are a simple pleasure, and it only takes minutes to cook. Oven-baking is another method of cooking pork. In this recipe the marinated pork steaks are grilled, with a juicy topping made out of marinade with finishing touches of chopped spring onions. 

Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

Preparing chicken is easiest thing in the world. It takes a short time, not too much of the skills or even the experience. Skinless breasts are on the market as the ‘healthy’ option and the lack of skin needs to be compensated for during cooking – either by cooking the breasts in liquid, wrapping them in something whose fat will baste the meat, such as Parma ham or bacon, or coating them with a sauce. The noodles could be prepared from scratches, but in this recipe is used a package of ready noodles.