“Butterflied griddled herb chicken with zingy tomato green beans” and “Blueberry, blackberry and strawberry crumble” from “Virgin to Veteran”.

Tom: This is great. What was in the marinade?

Kirstin: Herbs from our garden, darling. Freshly picked oregano, rosemary, thyme, and coriander from a packet.

Tom: Well, this is my kind of cooking, because it involves a hammer.

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“Butterflied griddled herb chicken with zingy tomato green beans” and “Blueberry, blackberry and strawberry crumble” from “Virgin to Veteran”.

“Pear, almond and chocolate crumble” from “Easy Meals”

Georgia: I’ve yet to warm to Rachel O’Rachel, but I warm to this pudding, for some reason. What’s her thing?

Kirstin: Simple and straightforward. I’ll show you the book.

Georgia: I’ve got one of them, but never cooked anything from it. So how is it organised? Five ingredients or less? Hmmm? Or fewer, surely?

Tom: Ouch! That’s because the supermarket gets it wrong too.

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“Pear, almond and chocolate crumble” from “Easy Meals”

“Porchetta” and “Summer Crumble” from “Forever Summer”

Kirstin: We decided to cook this tonight because we love porchetta.  We go to Tuscany every year, and we buy porchetta from those vans in the market.

Anna: So this is a nice meal to have now that you’re back in wet England.

Tom: They have a whole roast pig, covered in crackling. And they chop it up and put it in buns. With lots of herbs and salt and oil.

Kirstin: I don’t know who can eat those buns. They are really hard. But the porchetta is so good! And they hack through the entire pig, so you get bits of liver and kidney. You have to go through it and say no, I don’t want to eat the gall bladder.

Anna: It’s a good thing you went to medical school!

Peter: I love a bit of spine.

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“Porchetta” and “Summer Crumble” from “Forever Summer”