• TO DRINK: French Kir: a fresh, zesty white wine, preferably with citrus flavours, mixed with a glug of Crème de Cassis. The sweetness of the liqueur combines well with the acidity and brightness of the wine, making it a lovely aperitif.

    Fresh summer plum salad

    Serves: 4 – 6
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • 15ml (1 tbsp) sherry vinegar
    • 5ml (1 tsp) maple syrup
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • SALAD
    • 4 plums, stoned and quartered
    • 200g baby spinach
    • 400g string beans, blanched and sliced
    • 1 mozzarella ball, torn
    • 50g pecan nuts, toasted



    For the dressing, mix together all the ingredients and refrigerate until needed.


    Combine the salad ingredients in a mixing bowl, toss through the dressing and serve with crusty bread