Scallop and Leek Risotto

Rye Bay scallops will be in season till the end of the month and just a few are needed to add their sweet flavour to this luxurious risotto. Prepare ahead up until the last stages of adding the stock, then...

Wealden Onion Soup

This is the ultimate dinner party soup. It looks impressive, is rich and delicious. I grew an abundance of onions in my vegetable garden last year and am always looking for delicious onion recipes and this one certainly fits the...

Winterstrone with Lemon Ciabatta

Minestrone means ‘big soup’ in Italian. It’s made with vegetables and often contains pasta, beans or rice. There is no set recipe for minestrone and this recipe is a family favourite that has been cooked in our kitchen for more...

Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

I have started growing spinach in my new raised vegetable beds and it makes the perfect quick supper dish, used here with canned chickpeas. I serve this curry with pilau rice, warmed naan bread and a yogurt raita.

Baked Mushrooms with Goat’s Cheese and Pesto

A quick lunch or light supper, making the best of some wonderful local ingredients, so just the thing to make for lunch after a trip to my favourite farmer’s market at Penshurst. Serve with a winter salad of leaves and...

Tortilla with Spring Greens and Pimiento

Tortilla (Spanish omelette) makes the perfect versatile family food. Made with fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables, an everyday dish becomes a true luxury. I often make a large one for Saturday lunch then any leftovers can be served cubed as...