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Mini blinis with smoked salmon and fish roe
Using buckwheat flour mixed with plain sharpens the flavour. Serve warm. Perfect posh party nibbles.
Individual Christmas cakes recipe
Christmas cake never seems to get eaten in our house, so I tend to make several small ones rather than a single big one. These are also great for presents...
Coffee mousse recipe
When the weather is cold, there's nothing better than a really intense coffee mousse - a cappuccino in a pudding.
Spiced Aubergine Salad recipe
This salad is lovely served warm as a first course with cucumber raita and flatbread.
Christmas Fruit Cake
Christmas cake is at its best eaten with a slice of crumbly Lancashire or Stilton cheese. Have it, instead of a pudding, to finish one of your Christmas...
Using bread in a salad may seem odd, and you might think it would be heavy, but this is one of the best summer tomato salads.
Japanese Griddled Courgettes
This is as simple as it comes, but is so delicious, I could eat it on its own and it's excellent with almost any fish or meat. Use a mix of colours –...
Chicken puttanesca with waxy new potatoes recipe
This is a one-pot dish, which needs only a salad to make it a meal.
Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe
Delicious with almost any soup or with a big vat of Moules marinière.
Chicory and blood orange salad recipe
Putting fruit in a salad may seem a bit retro but this salad looks beautiful and is ideal as a light winter first course.
Lemon and courgette drizzle cake recipe
You can make this cake anytime, but all citrus fruit is good in the winter and early spring. The courgette adds a brilliant moistness and cuts through...
Mini pelargonium, blackberry and apple pies recipe
Pelargonium leaves make an excellent addition to a classic apple and blackberry pie. Make one big pie, or miniature versions in ramekins.
Crispy cumin and caraway squid recipe
The fragrant tastes of cumin and caraway are delicious with squid.
Liz's marzipan and dried cherry flapjacks recipe
The tartness of the dried cherries in these flapjacks prevents them from being too sweet, and the marzipan adds a hint of almond.
Shallot tatin with leftover cheese recipe
The sweetness of the shallots makes this recipe so delicious – perfect for a party, and great for using up leftover cheese.
Fennel and apple salad with toasted pumpkin seeds recipe
Fennel and apples are at their very best in the autumn or early winter. This is lovely as a starter, but also good with chicken, and delicious with almost...
Banbury cakes recipe
These Banbury cakes are brilliantly versatile – filled with less sweet homemade mincemeat, they are great for pudding or tea at Christmas time.
Red pepper and onion relish recipe
I like the freshness of this relish - delicious served with burgers or sausages.
Quince membrillo recipe
A classic way to eat quince. It is easy to make and stores well. Perfect for gluts in the autumn.
Green Thai autumn vegetable curry recipe
The flavour of this is fantastic, with the curry paste freshly made and the veg all roasted before it's dressed in its sauce for extra flavour.
Tuna tagliata recipe
This is an adaptation of the classic recipe with beef - it's also good with salmon, chicken or slices of sweet potato.
Asolano cocktail recipe
This Italian party drink is a delicious combination of Campari and Prosecco – perfect for festive parties with friends.
Beetroot and squash relish recipe
This beetroot and squash relish has wonderful colour and flavour, is good with grilled and barbecued meat, and nice heated and served warm with pork chops....
Mary Stearn's apple cake recipe
This cake is thick with fruit, slightly fluffy and moist, and brilliantly quick and reliable to make. Delicious served warm from the oven.
Ratatouille chutney recipe
This is a classic chutney, delicious with bread and cheese and ideal with cottage pie.
Three-day raspberry jam recipe
The flavour of this raspberry jam is as intense as it gets, and the steeping in sugar for three days keeps some of the fruit whole, or almost, as the...
Sloe and apple jelly recipe
A lovely jelly with a tart taste and beautiful colour. You can eat this straight away or store for up to a year.
Blackberry and apple gin recipe
This delicious gin recipe is perfect for using up your autumn blackberries and apples.
Preserving flowers and berries in autumn
Preserve your autumn flowers and berries in autumn and you'll have beautiful arrangements for Christmas.
Lemon tart topped with raspberries recipe
This is a delightfully light and refreshing dessert for a hot sunny summer day.
Rose-geranium and lemon cordial recipe
This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for early autumn drinks, when the scented leaf pelargoniums are at their best.
Rosemary, olive and lemon chicken recipe
This recipe is perfect for cool spring weekends, using rosemary from the pots on your kitchen windowsill.
Hot cross buns recipe
A delicious treat for Easter, perfect to share with friends and family. Give as gifts or share straight from the oven or toaster with lashings of good...
Easter biscuits recipe
These make a wonderful gift for friends and family – perfect with a cup of tea in the morning. Or add some ginger for Christmas biscuits!
Creamy watercress soup recipe
Watercress gives a peppery flavour to any dish, and is highlighted perfectly in this soup.
Lemon and anchovy purple sprouting broccoli recipe
This fresh recipe uses the best of seasonal produce with zingy, Mediterranean flavours.
Large hollow Easter egg recipe
Making homemade chocolate Easter eggs for friends and family is a fantastic gift, and fun to do!
Porcini mushroom soup recipe
I love a hearty mushroom soup – nothing feels more like autumn – and this recipe is so easy to make.
Chicken breast stuffed with garden herbs recipe
This is a brilliant and fresh recipe, packed full of tasty herbs and perfect for a picnic.
Venison casserole with no-suet dumplings recipe
Venison casserole is a delicous heart-warming dish, perfect for cold days in winter or rainy days in spring.
Cauliflower and chickpea curry recipe
A great winter curry – a beautiful vegetarian dish to enjoy at home.
Basil, raspberry and hazelnut meringues recipe
This is a delicious recipe for summer, a perfect party food with fresh raspberries and maybe a little whipped cream.
Quick rhubarb chutney with cardamom recipe
This delicious rhubarb chutney is so easy to make, and is a great way of preserving a large crop of rhubarb.
Primrose lemon curd cupcakes recipe
A delicious and simple lemon curd cupcake recipe, a perfect treat for teatime.
Parsnip balls with chilli recipe
These delicious little parsnip balls are easy to make and are perfect as tapas with tzatziki, or as a lighter alternative to dumplings.
Quick tomato tart with thyme and red onions
This tomato tart is so simple to make, and very delicious - perfect for summer dinners with homegrown salad.
Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe
This Hungarian recipe is delicious – a great winter warmer, serve it hot with a dollop of natural yoghurt.
These buckwheat pancakes are similar to blinis, and full of flavour - perfect with smoked salmon, cucumber and sliced boiled eggs.