What’s On My Table – With Alexandra Dudley
Heartier than a soup but equally comforting, a warming broth is the sort of food I crave in December – a dish I can happily eat with just a spoon, the bowl propped up on my knees as I rewatch Love Actually for the zillionth time. I love the buttery softness of roasted onion squash, but butternut squash is equally good. You don’t need to make the pesto but I usually have some sort of pesto knocking about in my fridge and love the zap of freshness it brings. Make sure you go for good quality jarred beans, as it makes all the difference.
I usually eat this midweek, when I try my best not to drink too heavily. I often have a box of The Uncommon bubbly white wine in my fridge and find these single-serve cans of wine both handy and delicious.
Brothy Beans With Onion Squash & Hazelnut Sage Pesto
THE THREE THINGS ALEXANDRA'S LOVING THIS MONTH
Bobbin Salt & Pepper Grinder, £55 | Addison Ross
I love the playful colours of these salt and pepper mills. Even more wonderful is the fact that you can choose to mix and match the colours however you wish. Each one comes with a set of S or P screw stainless steel knobs, so you can choose which one you would like for salt or pepper.
Holly Menu Cards, £16 | By Hope
I like to scribble out a menu when entertaining and fell in love with these hand designed menu cards to use at dinner parties. I’ve bought a set of the place cards to use on Christmas Day too.
Set Of 2 Chequerboard Napkins, £45 | Tori Murphy
I love the weight of these linen napkins. They have a luxurious heaviness that brings a wonderful warmth to a winter table. I have a thing for green and fell for these right away, but they come in blue and red too.
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