|One pot free-range roasted chicken|
What to eat when there's no time to cook, but the craving for good old-fashioned soul food is stirring deep inside your belly?
Grab a family sized free-range chicken to fill your roasting dish, throw in some of your pantry basics- onions wedges, baby potatoes and whole chunky carrots, top with a few generous 'glugs' of olive oil, a bit of water and a splash of whatever wine is open, next, a quick foraging amongst your herbs.
I chose majoram, origanum and thyme- I know....I was enjoying the harvesting so much, had to stop myself from throwing in the rest of the herb garden!
Don't forget to season- crunchy Himalayan salt and ground pepper and if you have some time to spare, smear a few tablespoons of butter under the skin of the breasts along with some of those herbs, you'll be so pleased you did- yum.
When the smell from the roast has permeated your whole house and is gently wafting into the garden, throw in a handful or two of baby tomatoes, we have a glut of the pretty orange baby tomatoes- so sweet and syrupy after 15 minutes of roasting.
A toast to the humble dish of roasted chicken- salute!