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Apple Pie

Season: Autumn Spring Summer 

This is apple pie like mum used to make, with large pieces of Bramley apple enclosed in rich shortcrust pastry. Douse in cream and get stuck in.

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Summer Soup

Season: Summer 

SUMMER SOUP SERVES 4 400g courgettes trimmed and sliced 1 large onion peeled and diced 450ml vegetable or chicken stock A handful of baby spinach leaves or a bunch of Watercress 175g garlic and herb goats cheese 150 ml double cream Fresh herbs for garnish – chives, dill   Put...

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Courgette Cake With Lemon Butter Icing

Season: Summer 

Courgette Cake with Lemon Butter Icing Makes 1 loaf cake 2 medium courgettes – 200g approx. 150g very thick natural yogurt 2 large eggs 100ml rapeseed oil 200g SR flour 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 1 tsp ground ginger 150g light muscavado sugar 100g raisins chopped Icing 1 lemon grated zest...

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Easy BBQ Burgers

Season: Summer 

SERVES 6 Ingredients *1tbs Breadcrumbs *8 sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley *500 g quality minced beef *1 large free-range egg sea salt freshly ground black pepper*Rapeseed Oil *1 cos or round lettuce *3 tomatoes *1 red onion *6 good-quality fresh bread rolls 2 heaped tablespoons Dijon mustard, optional To make your...

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Chicken & Chorizo Bake

Season: Autumn Spring Summer Winter 

INGREDIENTS Serves: 6 * 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil *12 chicken thighs with skin and bone still on *750 grams chorizo (whole if baby ones or cut into 4cm / 1½ inch chunks if regular sized) *1 kilogram new potatoes (halved or winter potatoes cut into small chunks) *2 red onions...

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Lettuce, Cucumber & Pea Summer Soup

Season: Summer 

Ingredients: 350g cucumber 1 small lettuce (approx 225g in weight), washed and dried 17g shelled peas 5 spring onions, chopped finely 850ml vegetable stock Approx 2 tbsp single cream 1 tbsp fresh snipped chives salt & freshly milled black pepper Method: First melt the butter in a large saucepan and...

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SWISS CHARD SALAD WITH LEMON, PARMESAN & BREADCRUMBS

Season: Summer 

Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 1/2 cup rapeseed oil, divided into half 1 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs* 1 clove garlic, minced sea salt to taste crushed red pepper flakes, optional 1 lemon 3/4 cups grated Parmesan, Grana Padano or Pecorino Method Wash and dry the chard and remove the stems...

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Mackerel barbecued over bay leaves

Season: Summer 

Ingredients: 4 medim sized mackerel (gutted & rinsed) olive oil for drizzling Fresh bay leaves Salt & pepper Method: Massage each fish with a few drops of olive oil.  Season the mackerel well, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Make sure your BBQ is hot and ready to cook...

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Smoked mackerel & beetroot salad with creamy horseradish dressing

Season: Summer 

Serves 6 Ingredients: 6-10 beetroots (depending on size) 140g puy lentils, cooked bunch spring onions (about 8), sliced on an angle 1 eating apple, core removed, thinly sliced (squeeze a little lemon juice over to prevent them turning brown) 1 small radicchio, leaves separated and torn into bitesized chunks Approx 250g smoked mackerel, skin and any bones removed,...

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Poached Apricot in vanilla with citrus syllabub

Season: Spring Summer 

Ingredients : For the poached apricots 250ml white wine 1 orange, halved Vanilla pod 55g caster sugar 1 apricot, halved and stone removed For the syllabub 284 ml double cream 2 tbsp icing sugar 1/2 vanilla pod,  seeds only 1 lemon, juice & zest only 2 fresh mint sprigs, to garnish...

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