|Pasta with broad beans...|
And this morning I prepared an equally simple dish for our lunch: mushroom soup! All it needed was mushrooms (really? :-)), a couple of leeks, some garlic, thyme and vegetable stock (I did use a cube for this). Again, really straightforward and also very cheap to make. You can add cream to it but it really isn't necessary and if really hungry, a slice of bread on the side might go down a treat.
It just goes to show how easy it is to make a satisfying meal that doesn't need to cost the earth (quite literally).
This afternoon I will go and collect the last of the tomatoes from the garden. They are bound to be green ones but I have decided that they need to be harvested before it gets colder. I will turn them either into green tomato chutney or salsa (the latter can be frozen). I'd hate to see them go to waste, so that seems to be the best option.