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Blackcurrant and almond cake recipe
This tasty blackcurrant and almond torte is delicious hot or cold, for afternoon tea or as a yummy dessert on a cool summer's evening.
Ithaca pie recipe
A twist on the classic Spanakopita – this great recipes uses leafy greens combined with homegrown onions, leeks and garlic, to create a delicious...
Globe artichokes with Angelica's sauce recipe
A delicious globe artichoke recipe for June - perfectly moreish with this herb, anchovy and egg sauce. Sarah's favourite recipe from her childhood trips...
Frosted redcurrants with Chantilly cream & almond meringues recipe
Redcurrants are coming into season - and there's no better recipe to enjoy them than with this luxurious Chantilly cream and almond meringues.
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni recipe
Try using perpetual spinach (or spinach beet) to flavour this dish – available all year round in the garden, and full of great nutrients.
Ricotta al forno recipe
This delicious baked ricotta dish is a yummy late spring and early summer treat to accompany a fresh salad for lunch.
Spicy cauliflower recipe
Spring cauliflower is perfect in this spicy dish - great as a vegetable side topped with toasted nuts.
Asparagus with almonds recipe
A simple and delicious starter - asparagus with almonds is the perfect May first course.
Chilled asparagus soup recipe
The perfect spring and summer dish - this chilled asparagus soup is the perfect light lunch or delicate starter.
Chicken tagine with almonds and apricots recipe
This delicious North African stew is a marvellous treat for a cold, wet and windy day.
De Kas Tomato Jam recipe
A delicious tomato jam from De Kas in Amsterdam – a tasty pickle to have at every picnic this summer.
Sauté of red Brussels sprouts with almonds recipe
A delicious vegetable side dish for the winter season.
Ham in hay with parsley sauce recipe
A traditional Luxembourg dish, delicious for dinner serves with roasted carrots and baby new potatoes.
Rhubarb and ginger vodka recipe
Learn how to make this easy and refreshing summer after-dinner drink.
Stilton and celery tart recipe
A delicious treat, Stilton and Celery tart tastes delicious all year round.
Rhubarb Charlotte recipe
A delicious way to cook and eat rhubarb this spring with friends and family.
Summer garden tempura recipe
A delicious recipe for fresh tasting garden produce in the summer - simple and nutritious.
Rosemary and pork farfalle recipe
I love this meat pasta sauce. It takes only 10 minutes to make and is one of our standard mid-week suppers. It has an unusual taste – a mix of rosemary...
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.
Borlotti bean ratatouille recipe
My absolute favourite recipe for borlotti. It’s good as a starter, but can also be eaten as a main course, with a green salad and perhaps some roasted...
Apple juice recipe
Freshly pressed apple juice is really worth making. You can turn two apples into an extraordinarily good drink that bears little resemblance to the pasteurised...
Baked feta with thyme and tomatoes recipe
Baked Feta, or Saganaki, is lovely as a starter eaten with pitta or flat bread and a tomato and red onion salad and with a sharp red wine and olive oil...
Baked apples recipe
A British classic which should be eaten at least once during the apple season. Serve with thick cream. The apples are also lovely filled with mincemeat.
Sloe gin (or damson vodka) recipe
Sarah's easy yet delicious recipe for sloe gin or damson vodka. Perfect for using up your winter hedgerow harvests. Bottles tied with ribbon make excellent...
Courgette balls in spicy cream sauce recipe
A delicious eastern recipe perfect for using up a glut of courgettes and tomatoes. Eat on their own or with basmati rice.
Broad bean and spelt risotto recipe
A healthy, summer recipe which uses the alternative grain spelt, making a nutritious but delicious alternative to Arborio rice.
Samphire Sauce recipe
A wonderful July recipe for samphire sauce. Goes well with any fish, but particularly cold trout or salmon.
Samphire with fresh peas and young broad beans recipe
Harvest samphire from mud flats or salt marshes in July - or ask your fishmonger. This makes an excellent first course.
Sauté of peas and lettuce recipe
Serve this as a side dish with chicken or fish, or eat it as a meal on its own with a bowl of rice.
French strawberry jam recipe
An excellent jam that is not too sweet and not too set, perfect with scones and cream.
Smashed roast new potatoes with garlic and rosemary recipe
A simple, tasty side dish that will be a favourite with all the family. This is real winter comfort food – good as a side dish, but substantial...
Early summer crudités on ice with aïoli recipe
Simple yet effective party food, ideal for serving lots of people – tender, tasty veg on ice served with aïoli. It looks fantastic.
Mackerel in fennel-seed oatmeal crust recipe
Fresh mackerel, with their eyes bright and sparkly, are an emblem of summer. Cook them straight from the sea, rolled in fennel-flavoured oatmeal and cooked...
Elderflower cordial recipe
This excellent, not too sweet, version of the classic cordial will keep for a long time to drink diluted by fizzy or still water right through the year.
Roast pumpkin seeds recipe
Tasty pumpkin seed snacks, perfect with a glass of wine and a great dinner party nibble. Store them in an airtight weck jar for a couple of days, to snack...
Pumpkin and apple soup with chestnuts recipe
A delicious, warming autumn soup recipe perfect for using up your squash and pumpkins.
Five-hour leg of lamb recipe
This is my favourite thing to cook for an Easter lunch. You can put it in the oven at breakfast and it will be perfect by lunch.
Roasted fennel and grape flatbread recipe
Make a delicious flatbread perfect to serve with fish and tomato dishes.
Cream of celeriac and Jerusalem artichoke soup recipe
This creamy, smooth-textured soup is lovely as a starter for a big winter dinner or as a warming lunch.
Chicory and lemon pasta recipe
This is a simple chicory and pasta dish, quick to prepare and delicious hot, or cold the next day.
Rosemary flatbread recipe
Evergreen herbs are the stalwarts of winter cooking - you can prepare this flatbread in minutes and it's perfect for meals all year round.
Leek and potato soup recipe
One of my favourite meal-in-a-bowl soups for winter months is a chunky – not puréed – leek and potato soup.
Duck and peppery leaf salad recipe
A delicious, easy and quick to prepare recipe for salade tiède using duck and peppery salad leaves.