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Recipes for Campaigners

The bank holiday weekend is here at last so here are a couple of recipes for a very quick feast - just so you don't starve while you're campaigning to keep us in the EU. 


ASPARAGUS & BROAD BEAN RISOTTO - feeds 4 - takes under 30 mins all in

750ml chicken stock (strong) plus 50ml dry sherry or similar.

Large mug frozen peas & broad beans. Fresh asparagus or other green stuff.

220g Arborio risotto rice. Small onion finely chopped. 2 fat cloves garlic roughly chopped. Oil & tiny knob butter.


Fry onion. Add rice & garlic. Stir for a minute or so. Chuck in everything else. Stir intermittently but more at end

Serve with parmesan shavings and green salad


SUMMER FRUITS JELLY WITH PORT - serves 5 - takes about 7 mins to construct plus a few hours to set

500g bag of frozen summer fruits (or raspberries)

2 packets sugar free raspberry jelly (Note: jelly is made up double strength)

100 ml port (or strong red wine)

A good slosh of blackcurrant squash or Ribena (undiluted)


Chuck fruit into a bowl.

Make up jelly using half a pint of boiling water

Throw port & Ribena into liquid jelly

Top up to 1 pint with cold water

Pour jelly over fruit

Stir well

Chill in fridge until set (doesn’t take long with frozen fruit)



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