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Summer sides

The weather may be gorgeous, and barbecues are certainly in full flow but sometimes salad as an accompaniment all the time gets rather boring. 
Roasted vegetables don’t have to be just for winter, so here is our take on how to spruce up your BBQ & get some of your 5-a-day too!

Ingredients
1 butternut squash chopped roughly 
1 onion chopped into quarters 
3 peppers chopped into chunks 
2 vines of cherry tomatoes 
Olive Oil 
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 
Salt & Pepper 
A handful of fresh rosemary
Method
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Put all the vegetables, except the tomatoes, into a big roasting dish. 
2. Drizzle over the oil & balsamic, along with the seasoning & rosemary. Toss it all together until everything is coated. 
3. Pop into the oven for about 20 minutes. Then add in the tomatoes & roast for a further 10 minutes. 
4. Serve straight away. Why not mix together some creme fraiche & pesto & dollop it on the side of your plate for an extra little dip.
Recipe and photography by Ailie Williams

Winter Warmer

After coming in cold from our celebrations on Bonfire Night, we thought of something we could eat as a comforting warm-up snack for us and our friends. This one is really easy to make and great for making big batches for cold-nosed guests. Check our first winter-warmer of the season!


Ingredients
3x Baking potato (medium)
1 red pepper
1 avocado
1 tub soft cream cheese
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp oregano
3 rashers bacon
Handful grated cheese 

Method
-       Pre heat oven to 190 C
-       Bake potatoes for hour and a half (or until soft)
-       Pre-make filling: chop pepper, avocado and mix with spices and bacon and the soft cream cheese
-       Scrape out potato from skin of the jackets and combine with the filling mixture
-       Grill the bacon rashers until they are nearly done
-       Chop and mix with the filling mixture and then put the filling back inside the jackets
-       When you are ready to have your winter warmers, simply place on tray with tin foil and put in the oven for twenty minutes (warm oven to 180 C)
-       Enjoy with a good ‘warming’ Indian beer!

By Melodie Walter