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Pumpkin Soup

Season: Autumn 

Ingredients: 1 x 4kg/8lb 13oz pumpkin 125g/4oz butter 2 medium onions, peeled, finely chopped 1 cinnamon stick freshly grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper 1.7 litres/3 pints chicken stock (vegetarians may substitute vegetable stock) 3 tablespoons sherry Method: Cut the top off the pumpkin and set aside. Scoop...

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Stuffed Little Gems

Season: Autumn 

Ingredients: 35g butter 2 large leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 1 tsp English mustard 4 tbsp crème fraîche 125g well-flavoured hard cheese 2-4 smallish squash (400-800g each) A handful of thyme sprigs Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Method: Preheat the oven to 190C.  Heat the butter in a...

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Buttered Gem Squash

Season: Autumn 

Ingredients: 1/2 Gem Squash per person 15g butter per person Pinch salt Method: Chop the gem squash in half. Remove the stalk and use a dessert spoon to scoop out all the seeds.  If you leave them in, the squash can taste bitter. Put the two halves of the squash...

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Kid Cutlets Marinated with Lemon & Lavender

Season: Autumn 

Ingredients Marinade 2 tbsp Dried Lavender (culinary) 1 Large Unwaxed Lemon use juice and zest 1 tsp dried thyme or a couple of sprigs of fresh thyme 4 tbsp Olive Oil 4 tbsp Honey Meat 4 – 6 kid cutlets (depending on size and appetite) Seasoning Salt and pepper for...

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Goat Curry

Season: Autumn Winter 

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large onion, roughly chopped 10 garlic cloves 100g ginger, chopped 100ml vegetable oil 2 scotch bonnet chillies, chopped small handful curry leaves 3 thyme sprigs 4 tbsp mild curry powder 700g mutton or goat shoulder, diced 400g can chopped tomatoes 300ml lamb or beef stock 410g can pinto, kidney...

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Hot ‘n’ Spicy Apple Juice

Season: Autumn 

Ingredients : 1 litre apple juice * 3 star anise 2 cloves (more – optional) 1 cinnamon stick, crumbled 1 lemon, sliced * 2 clementines  (or oranges), sliced * Method : Place the apple juice in a large saucepan with the anise, cloves and cinnamon stick.  Add the sliced lemon...

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Goat Stew with Apple and Cinnamon

Season: Autumn Winter 

Ingredients : 15 grams flour (I used gluten free) 8 grams salt 2 grams ground black pepper 2 grams thyme (dried) 500 grams diced goat meat (cut up about 1 cm square) * Olive or Rapeseed oil * 400mls Hill Farm Apple Juice  * 120 mls water 40 mls cider vinegar...

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Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Season: Autumn Winter 

Ingredients : 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets – cubed * 4 carrots – cubed or sliced * 3 celery stalk – finely sliced * 150g fresh garden peas * 4 – 6 beans – sliced * 75g butter * 1 onion – chopped * 5 tablespoons plain flour 400...

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Pheasant Breasts braised in Cider

Season: Autumn 

Ingredients : 4 pheasant breast fillets * 4 rashers, rindless smoked back bacon * 300ml dry cider * 4 shallots, peeled and finely chopped * 25g butter * 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tbsp plain flour 4 tbsp full fat crème fraiche To Serve : Roast Potatoes * and Baby...

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Pheasant Casserole

Season: Autumn Winter 

Ingredients : 2 pheasants (or one breast per person, if you prefer)* 110g (4oz) unsmoked bacon, cut into 3 or 4 pieces * 25g (1oz) rapeseed oil * 225g (8oz) shallots * 25g (1oz) flour 570ml (1 pint) good stock or chicken stock cube 2 tsps redcurrant jelly * 100ml...

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