Pea, Pear and Watercress Soup
Melt the butter in a large heavy based saucepan, add the onion, garlic and pears and cook gently until the onion is soft for about 2 minutes, taking care not to brown.
Add the vegetable stock and peas and simmer for 5 minutes, stir in the watercress, reserving a few sprigs to garnish then adjust the seasoning with sea salt and black pepper. Blend until smooth.
This soup can be served hot or chilled. Serve with crème frâiche and a sprig of watercress on top.