Sausages cooked with apples and shallots

I love autumn! 

Tonight’s supper was simple, seasonal and delicious. 

I chopped a couple of cooking apples and some shallots from the garden into a ovenproof dish, put sausages and a handful of bacon on top and then put it into the oven for half an hour. 

I served it with some runner beans from my parents garden and, because I was feeling a little lazy, microwave brown rice. 

Done! 

Seriously Simple Supper – fresh ravioli with lemon and herbs

Before I get any further with this post you need to know that I did not make the pasta; making fresh pasta is fun but not when you have been driving for about eight hours and need a really quick and delicious supper! The ravioli I used was from Tesco and contained Scottish Crab and Chilli, which seemed rather fitting after a long drive south from the Highlands.

I used marjoram from my garden when I made this a couple of days ago, however you can substitute in fresh basil if that is easier for you to get hold of.

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Ingredients

  • Fresh ravioli (or tortelini); a fish filling goes particularly well with the lemon
  • Olive oil – the best that you have because it is an important contribution to the flavour
  • Zest of one lemon
  • a couple of tablespoons of fresh marjoram leaves
  • a few grinds of black pepper

Method

Zest the lemon and strip the marjoram leaves from the stem – this is the only bit of preparation that you need to do!

Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet; this usually only takes a couple of minutes.

Drain the pasta and then stir in a good splash of olive oil, the lemon zest, marjoram and black pepper.

Serve!

Absolutely perfect with a nice glass of wine after a very long day.