During a lovely few days with friends in Cornwall I am proud to say that I cook a meal entirely from my stock cupboard except for the dried apricots. Not proud that I had all this stuff in my cupboard, but proud that I used some of it up.

Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Winter Couscous is a bit complicated – lots of putting some things in the oven for a bit, taking the pot out and adding some more stuff and doing that again a couple more times. But it’s worth it. A fantastic supper that we all enjoyed in a great location.

Fruit bowl at the “little cottage” Praa Sands

Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Winter couscous

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