The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes to bring light to dark winter days

Yes, it’s cold, dark and damp outside, so put some winter cheer into your tummy with bright, fresh dishes such as spiced chicken liver salad and a half-soup, half-stew squash and chorizo numberCheap ingredients don’t need to taste cheap. This week, I’m using chicken livers and squash, both affordable and healthy, and turning them into luxurious-tasting, stellar plates of food that will have everyone purring contentedly. Both recipes use spicing and colour to whisk you from the dark British winter and transport you to a warmer, sunnier mood. The chicken livers make a crisp, headily spiced warm salad that manages to be both rich and light at the same time, while the squash falls apart in a beautifully seasoned, hearty soup that is pretty to look at and mouthwatering to eat. Continue...