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Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe
This Hungarian recipe is delicious – a great winter warmer, serve it hot with a dollop of natural yoghurt.
Red Thai curry mussels recipe
Delicious, spicy and fragrant, mussels, like oysters, are generally thought to be best in the colder months of the year (those with an ‘r’...
Dutch apple cake recipe
In Holland this is always made with the apple variety 'Belle de Boskoop' which is difficult to find here unless you grow it, so use 'Howgate Wonder' or...
Roast cumin carrots recipe
The beauty of these carrots is that you can make them the day before – they are just as good reheated. The slow roasting brings out all their sweetness,...
Haddock, beetroot and leek bake recipe
One of my favourite autumn comfort food dinners – delicious with a simple salad, or steamed kale or broccoli dressed with good olive oil.
Pheasant with Apple and Chestnut
A classic combination for autumn and winter, with the apple helping to prevent the pheasant from drying out.
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.
Pomegranate bellinis recipe
Pomegranates are at their sweetest and best from late autumn through early winter, so make the most of them. You can squeeze the juice yourself or...
Autumn garden stir-fry with peanut noodles recipe
Don't try and cook more than this in one go, as the wok will be overwhelmed. This is a delicious and quick, tasty dinner.
Pork terrine recipe
This is an incredibly easy and versatile dish, delicious served as a starter with some salad leaves and horseradish cream.
Spiced aubergine salad recipe
This salad is lovely served warm as a first course with cucumber raita and flatbread.
Grape jelly recipe
This jelly is lovely on bread or toast and wonderful whisked into a sauce with meat or game.
Grow your own herbal pelargonium tea
Sarah shows you her favourite varieties of scented leaf pelargonium and how she uses these to make herbal tisanes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Porcini mushroom soup recipe
I love a hearty mushroom soup – nothing feels more like autumn – and this recipe is so easy to make.
Soda bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds recipe
This delicious soda bread is so quick and easy to make, and has a beautiful texture. Great to share with family and friends.
Pecan, apple and celery stuffing recipe
I love the way that pecans remain really crisp in a stuffing mix. If you can't find pecans, use walnuts, but toast them for a few minutes first.
Barbecued corn with chilli and garlic butter recipe
Barbecued sweetcorn is a brilliant thing to eat when sweetcorn is at it's very best in late summer and autumn.
Danish glogg recipe
Danish glögg is a delicious treat for Bonfire night, or at parties in the run up to Christmas - it's perfect on cold wintry nights.
Roast partridge with cobnut stuffing recipe
Partridge cooked well tastes spectacularly delicious and full of flavour - it's wonderful with this traditional stuffing too.
Lettuce hearts with hot butter dressing
A delicious and different way to enjoy lettuce – this is simple and very tasty indeed.
Pumpkin seed and cinnamon brittle recipe
Perfect for any autumn party, or for a home-made gift for a hamper, this is delicious made with home-grown pumpkin seeds.
Stuffed butternut squash recipe
A delicious autumnal recipe, wonderful served with seasonal vegetables and roast chicken.
Raspberry cupcakes with mascarpone frosting recipe
These delicious cupcakes are pretty and very light in texture - the perfect Autumn morning treat.
Tricolour pepper caponata recipe
This pepper caponata is a delicious accompaniment to Mediterranean feasts throughout the winter months.
Sausage burgers with cheese and fennel scones recipe
A delicious sausage burger recipe for bonfire night - perfect with homemade relish and scones.
Kale and chickpea curry recipe
This nutritious and very tasty Thai-flavoured curry, is packed full of incredible flavours, and makes a beautiful dinner for the family.
Sweet-and-sour marinated cabbage recipe
This is a delicious way to enjoy white or savoy cabbage - pickled and perfect with rich winter food.
Chicken tagine with almonds and apricots recipe
This delicious North African stew is a marvellous treat for a cold, wet and windy day.
Squash and cumin soup with squash chips recipe
This is one of the best autumn soups for pumpkin or squash. The flavour improves if you cook it some time before. It also freezes well.