Green bean champ

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.

Rooibos iced tea

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.