Omelette with prawns and sea greens

Serves 4

Cheese recipes - Shropshire Blue, Orange and Spinach Salad

Packed with goodness, this recipe is a great example of how cheese can be part of a balanced diet. There is calcium in the cheese and plenty of Vitamin C in the oranges and spinach too.

Brighter than a button: Skye Gyngell’s magic mushroom recipes

This is no more earthy pleasure than new-season mushrooms. But don't limit yourself to the familiar varieties, says Skye Gyngell. Dig around for girolles, and glory in their pungent meatiness

Girolles with spinach

Serves 2

Media Lunch: Ben Fennell, Chief Executive Officer, BBH Advertising

The venue: Vasco & Piero's Pavilion in Soho. It does great Italian food, has a great vibe and is buzzy but as private as you need.

Mackerel with beetroot and horseradish

Serves 4

Softly, softly: Skye Gyngell's mouthwatering alternative accompaniments for mozzarella

Summer is the perfect time to eat young cheese. Soft, sweet and pliable, mozzarella is perhaps the best and most beautiful of all the fragile curd cheeses. The word mozza in Italian slang means "to cut", in this case when the heated curd is stretched and cut into balls. It is traditionally made from buffalo milk – which is lighter and sweeter than milk from cows – in Campania, in the south of Italy. Look for artisan cheeses if possible, rather than factory-made. Made with the freshest milk, its texture is light and very slightly chewy – neither rubbery nor bland.

Knotweed soufflé, anyone?

Weeds are on the menu at some of Europe’s top restaurants – our most loathed garden invaders among them. So if you can’t beat them, eat them, says Anthea Gerrie

The dazzlingly handsome, cocktail-drinking, spinach mousse-eating James Lundie

It has never been possible for anyone to talk about James Lundie without mentioning his appearance. He is traditionally, universally rated as the Most Handsome Liberal Democrat – not a wide field, but still an achievement – and one veteran female journalist once referred to him as "dazzlingly handsome, nay, gorgeous". The journalist Lynn Barber did at least add, enigmatically, that Mr Lundie was also "very knowledgeable about sharks".

David Flatman: Dives, dogs and dodgy tunes round off an extraordinary season at Bath

View from the front row with Bath & England prop

Popular fruit and vegetables 'not the healthiest'

Obvious choices of fruit and vegetables are not necessarily the healthiest, new research suggests.

Pea and spinach salad

Serves 4

Worth shelling out for: Skye Gyngell cooks with the first, sweet peas of the season

Skye Gyngell dreams of sitting in the garden popping peas straight from the pod – and the soups, salads (and even curries) to come...
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project