Thai Crab Ravioli

This is one of our favourite pasta dishes. It’s light and fresh so lends itself perfectly to spring and summer dining.  The recipe is a mixture of a few we’ve found online; the main ingredients are white crab meat, lemongrass, ginger and coriander. We make the ravioli from scratch too – it’s a bit of an effort but it’s completely different to stodgy shop bought ravioli and totally worth it.

Morning sunshine

We were up and out unusually early this Saturday. It was a stunning spring morning and there was nowhere else I would rather have been than ambling the streets and parks of Bath in the hazy sunshine.

Love Cartmel

If you haven’t tried Cartmel sticky toffee pudding, you have to. You can buy it from waitrose and I’m sure elsewhere too. It almost tastes homemade and the gooey top often crunches up in the oven. And if the quality of the product isn’t enough to win you over, I’m sure the packaging will.

Recipe | Quick sausage pasta

My dinner of pasta with spicy sausage and mustard last night was amazing! It’s so easy to cook too. I didn’t have basil so I used thyme leaves instead and any flavour of sausage will do, I used toulouse on this occasion.

1. Boil pasta (obviously)
2. Warm oil in a frying pan, remove the sausage skins and crumble the meat into the heated pan. Cook for about 5 mins until golden
3. Pour in a splash of white wine (a large splash…about a glass) and let it bubble for a minute or two
4. Add a pinch of chilli flakes and a handful of shredded basil (other fresh herbs work just as well here). Add the a tablespoon of dijon mustard and add approx 100ml double cream per person (you can use a little less and top up with a little water from the boiling pasta if you’d rather)
5. Drain and add the pasta, then serve (with parmesan on top if you can’t resist!)

It doesn’t sound like much but it’s so, so tasty.