Wild Garlic & Butter Bean Soup with Roasted Buckwheat

Wild garlic has become all the rage recently and, along with forced rhubarb and asparagus, it has come to symbolise the arrival of spring. It has even become a staple at selected shops – although who doesn’t like to go for a bit of foraging for themselves? 

I loved going with my mum to pick wild garlic as a child – we had an abundance in the woody bit of our garden so we didn’t have to walk far. 😉 She put it in absolutely everything: salads, risottos, polenta, with chicken and fish…just about anything that would respond to a bit of a garlic punch. Looking around on social media, it seems that wild garlic pesto is a firm favourite amongst many but please don’t stop yourself there, as you will see with this soup it works well in many dishes. The sky is your limit with this little green leaf!

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Rustic Mushroom Pâté

“A great pâté is always decadent and delicious.” Dean & Deluca.

Pâtés are the ultimate versatile food that can add a dash of excitement to any meal. Served with some freshly baked bread and a salad, it will provide a comforting lunch at short notice – this pâté tastes great the next day! It is a perfect match for a picnic and can be served as a canapé with some bubbly. Pâté is the reliable allrounder that will cheer up your inner child. 

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