The shorts are baying for food and I have to appease them. We’ve been playing with Garage Band all morning – I even managed to get up into the attic and fish out an old microphone which never quite saw the action it was destined for – but now they’re hanging off my arms begging for snacks. Unperturbed, I drag them to the shops to go a find something a little more nutritionally acceptable than the cheese strings they have just seen flashed on the TV and are now shouting for. On the way out I notice a Moro cookbook which I have never graced with my attention. Here’s its big chance –
Chorizo with beans and tomatoes
Take a tin of butter beans, drain it and pop into a saucepan with a large handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half. Season and add lots of good olive oil.
In the meantime, cut the chorizo into healthy slices, and put in a hot frying pan. Finely chop a clove of garlic and just before the chorizo is lovely and crispy on the outside (should only take a couple of minutes) add the garlic into the pan. After another thirty seconds, tip all the contents of the frying pan into the now bubbling bean and tomato mixture and take it off the heat and tip into a serving bowl.
Finely chop a small red onion and a handful of parsley/thyme/basil/whatever you prefer.
Serve with bread and maybe even a dollop of soured cream if you’re feeling adventurous (or Polish)