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Emerald Green Soup

1 head of celery
3 med courgettes (zucini)
2 leeks
1 onion
2 oz butter
2 pints veg or chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in large pan - add finely chopped veg and "sweat" for 10 mins. Add stock and small amount of salt and pepper; bring to boil and simmer for 30-40 mins until veg is soft. Liquidise.


Damson Fool

12oz damsons
sugar and water
8 fluid ounces custard
2/3 large tablsppons Greek yogurt

Stew damsons for 5 to 6 mins in a little water with sufficient sugar to ensure sweetness. Put through a fine sieve over bowl, using wooden spoon, until only stones remain in the sieve. Make custard with 8oz milk and when cooled and thickened add to sieved damson mixture. Add Greek yogurt. Put in blender until completely smooth. Serve with cream.