Champ is a sort of creamed potato dish with spring onions, whipped to within an inch of its life with a wooden spoon until it becomes a lighter version of colcannon. Adding chopped green beans – I used runner beans – turns it into something pretty special.
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This versatile salmon dish is very easy to make – you mostly just stick it in the oven and leave it. Mostly. It’s a good standby, as it works well with lots of different types of vegetables. I’ve tried it with kohlrabi and fennel, so I can promise you at least those two could be substituted for the courgettes, and I have a sneaking suspicion that artichoke hearts and broccoli would be an equally good match.
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Celebrate the arrival of a temporary spot of vaguely acceptable weather with this most summery of drinks. You can make it with any sort of tea bag – or even loose tea, if you don’t mind straining the drink through a sieve – but I think rooibos works the best.
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I’d never tried making stuffing with bulgur wheat before but it works pretty well. It soaks up a lot of juice from the tinned tomatoes in this recipe while still retaining some texture, which you wouldn’t get by using breadcrumbs.
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