What are we having first? I have butternut squash that has been waiting for me to do something with it, so we will have soup(as it is unseasonably cold still) made with roasted squash some chilli flakes ,garlic, vegetable stock and Coconut milk. Puréed ,and thinned a little as it is still vey thick.then served with chopped coriander and a swirl of cream.
Then Bucatini with soya beans, asparagus tips and tomatoes. With a dressing of Olive oil, garlic very finely chopped,salt and pepper and a lot of fresh chopped Basil added . The vegetables are marinated for the time that the pasta is cooking then the precooked green vegetables andcherry tomatoes are added cold to the hot pasta, and then some freshly diced Goat's cheese is added at the end, just before serving. With of course ,masses more Basil.
For pudding, I have made a Ricotta and honey tart, with candied home made orange peel,orange flower water, a couple of eggs beaten into the mix, then poured into the already cooked tart,and some pine nuts scattered over the top,thenin the oven for 45 minutes at a moderate heat.I have done a fruit sauce,as there were some frozen summer fruits still in the freezer.