Summertime special soup

     Calorie count: 91

     Cooking with lettuce may not promise many thrills, but here its fresh green clarity – teamed 
     with that of the cucumber and trumped by the glory of fresh shelled peas – works wonders.
     Frozen peas are fine. This cold soup is just the thing to eat as spring gets underway and
     the evenings start to lengthen.

     Serves four


Armer Ritter auf Weinschaumsauce - “Poor Knight” in Wine Cream Sauce


     8 slices of stale white bread
     1½  cups (300 ml) milk
     2 eggs
     1 pinch of salt
     1 Tbs sugar
     Fine bread crumbs
     Cinnamon and sugar


      Wine Cream Sauce 

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte - Black Forest Cherry Torte


   1½ lbs (700 g) sour cherries (2 jars)
   1 Tbs cornstarch
   ½ cup (100 g) sugar
   1 cinnamon stick
   1 chocolate cookie cake layer,
   diameter 10 in (26 cm)
   3¼ cups (750 ml) cream



   This is a delicious feast of eggs, originally Tunisian, poached in a cumin-infused tomato 
   concasse. Studies have shown that lycopene, a potent antioxidant found in tomatoes, is 
   boosted in cooking, so you are maximising your nutritional benefit with this slow-cooked 
   sauce. The recipe here is for two, as it tends to work better when cooked in a larger pan. 
   Simply halve the quantities and use a small, heavy pan if you’re cooking for one.

   Serves two


   1½ tsps olive oil

Pork skewers with coleslaw

    Calories per serving 296
    Serves 4
    Preparation time 25 minutes, plus
    Cooking time 7-10 minutes

    600 g (1¼ lb) lean pork loin, cubed

    Barbecue marinade

    2 Tbs muscovado sugar
    2 Tbs tomato ketchup
    2 Tbs dark soy sauce