Salmon gravadlax with beetroot

Here, Nicci Gurr shares a sumptious salmon gravadlax canape recipe. Details included to make your own oatcakes though you can always buy a packet to save on time.

Easy pea hummus canapes

Nicci Gurr shares a tempting Christmas cracker canape recipe, easy to make and guaranteed to please peckish guests.

Smoked salmon and cucumber bites

This classic combo is one of Nicci Gurr's delicious canapes to make at home and pass round at your Christmas party.

Celeriac remoulade on a new potato base

A tasty alternative to the cracker, these tasty bites use sliced new potato as a base and will be appreciated by any guests hankering after a gluten free option.

Bone broth

Makes approximately 1 litre* Use bones left over from a Sunday roast, or ask the butcher for some. If using a chicken carcass, make up the weight with added chicken wings. If you are using raw bones, roast them first...

Vegetable stock

Makes approximately 1 litre   A flavoursome vegan broth can easily be made using a selection of seasonal vegetables. It is created in a similar way to a bone-based stock, but requires far less time to draw out the flavours. Place...

Butter Bean and Vegetable soup

If you are using dried beans, refer to the instructions on the packet – they may need to be soaked overnight prior to cooking in order to draw out any toxins and then cooked thoroughly. Tinned butter beans can be...

Lemon, Chicken and Kale soup

Unlock nutrients from hearty ingredients and boost your immune system with the goodness of this tasty soup. Use either leftover of chicken from a roast, or boned chicken thighs. Like a casserole, this soup has a mellower flavour if made...

Chickpea, sweet potato and paneer curry

This is one of Anna Stanford's fantastic one pot wonders. You can find more like this on her website Anna's Family Kitchen.

Orange, soy, honey & basil roast chicken

Who doesn’t love roast chicken? This one tray makes for a livelier Sunday roast. It takes 5 mins to prep and then the whole dish (minus the mange tout and basil) gets put in the oven for 90 minutes.

One pot Lamb tagine

Anna Stanford of Anna's Family Kitchen website shares one of her easy yet scrumptious recipes...

Granola plum crumble “Grumble”

Anna Stanford shares a favourite recipe... A quick family pudding, my Grumble uses seasonal plums but would work equally well with pears, blackberries or apples.

Cheat’s paella

This is a showstopper dish but is very easy. The trick is to use the best quality shellfish, preferably from your local fishmonger, and part-cook the rice with saffron and turmeric so the paella takes on the amazing colour. Both...

Chicken thigh, olives & green beans with a basil & lemon dressing

Good enough to eat in the restaurant, but quick and easy to prepare at home, another tasty recipe from chef Toby Welfare of The Cloudberry in Cranbrook

Parma ham, goat curd, pea & broad bean salad

Slotting home cooking into a hectic schedule can be a challenge but Toby Welfare of The Cloudberry in Cranbrook shows how with some good stand by staples and a few chef's shortcuts delicious family meals can be rustled up in...

Peach Melba with crushed amaretti biscuits

Good enough to eat in the restaurant, but quick and easy to prepare at home – chef Toby Welfare of The Cloudberry in Cranbrook shares a delicious recipe

Cod with summer vegetable risotto

Good enough to eat in the restaurant, but quick and easy to prepare at home - this is what chef Toby Welfare of The Cloudberry in Cranbrook cooks for his own family

Easy courgette, cauliflower and blue cheese crumble

Super-easy and super-tasty this is a great way to get your five-a-day, Nicci from Home Gurr'own has put together this yummy savoury crumble.

Rhubarb tart

Spring rhubarb is wonderfully pink and tender, so you can dispense with the poaching step and put it straight into a pastry case, with a little brown sugar before putting it in the oven. The sugar caramelizes to give an...

Beet top and feta tart

Beetroot tops are often ready in the spring before the spinach and chard, which is what gave me the inspiration for this tart. They have a nutty, earthy flavour and are also good eaten on their own as a steamed...

Nana’s fruit cake

This is my grandmother’s recipe, so very special to me. The cake is intensely fruity and moist. I sometimes make it in the evening, turning the oven off after two and a half hours and leaving it in the oven...

Beetroot chutney

Chutney is a great way of using up gluts of produce – we often have lots of beetroot in the garden at Great Dixter. This recipe is courtesy of Mary Coward, mother of Tom Coward, head gardener at Gravetye Manor.

Frozen pea and mint pesto

An excellent item for your storecupboard, pesto is great for using up gluts of produce. This recipe is perfect for using up any forgotten peas in the freezer, and it is a real taste of summer, which I hanker for in...

Toffee Apple Spritz Cocktail from Hush Heath

:: SPONSORED CONTENT :: Kick off the spring with a Toffee Apple Spritz cocktail created by Hush Heath Estate pubs. The Hush Heath Estate boasts an exquisite selection of wines and ciders all produced from fruit grown in their beautiful vineyards and apple orchards.

Caramel Griddled Apricots on Toasted Scioche

All Baker's Bicycle bread is made from scratch at their bakery, with doughs proving for 24 to 48 hours – so none of the quick-acting yeasts used in industrial bread production.

The Ultimate Easter Roast Lamb Sandwich

The only Red Tractor certified bakery in the country - because they use 100% British wheat – the Baker’s Bicycle range includes such delights as ciabatta-style panini rolls perfect for toasties, glazed brioche buns and something unique they invented: the...

Mini Moroccan Pulled Lamb Brioche Sliders

The only Red Tractor certified bakery in the country – because they use 100% British wheat – the Baker’s Bicycle range includes such delights as ciabatta-style panini rolls perfect for toasties, glazed brioche buns and something unique they invented: the...

Meringue with Chantilly Cream and Raspberries

Friends, mums and self-taught home cooks Mandy Simmonds and Anna Stanford share their family-friendly recipes on Instagram – here is their take on a romantic Valentine’s dessert.

Côte de Bœuf, with Truffled Potatoes, Asparagus and Aioli

The Instagram feed and website, Simply Nutritious Delicious, was inspired through Mandy and Anna's shared love of food and the desire to feed their families healthy, home-cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing – yet do not require...

Scallops on Pea Purée with Pancetta

Friends, mums and self-taught home cooks Mandy Simmonds and Anna Stanford share their family-friendly recipes on Instagram – here is their take on a romantic Valentine’s dinner

Panettone & White Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding

Juliet Bidwell from Juliet's Catering creates a Panettone & White Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding for the New Year

Celeriac and Potato Gratin

Juliet Bidwell creates a Celeriac and Potato Gratin

Pork Tenderloin with Apple & Balsamic Sauce

Juliet Bidwell from Juliet’s Catering provides a recipe for Pork Tenderloin

Fig, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad

Juliet Bidwell from Juliet’s Catering gives her recipe recommendations for a sparkling dinner party to get your New Year off to a delicious start

Wild Chestnut & Mushroom Crostini With Gorse Flower

Crostini are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. The best time to forage for chestnuts is late autumn / early winter in the woods around Kent. Gorse flowers have bright yellow flowers...

Wild Duck Pâté with Clementine

Nicci Gurr creates a Wild Duck Pate with Clementine

Parma Ham, Fig & Goat’s Cheese Filo Fingers

Nicci Gurr shares a selection of favourite festive recipes fresh from the Home Gurr’own kitchen that she and her team have served for guests at various events they have catered for throughout Kent. “I have chosen these recipes as they...

Classic Pizza Dough & Tomato Sauce

I like to use half ‘00’ flour and half strong white flour, but you can use all of one or the other. Be warned, though, that if you use all ‘00’ flour you will probably need to add a little...

Pizza with Figs, Goat’s Cheese, Rocket & Honey

Don’t miss your chance to make this classy pizza when figs are in season. Because there is no sauce, use the best fruit, cheese and honey you can find.

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Fried Capers and Crème Fraîche

This is the kind of pizza where the quality of the ingredients is everything. Use the best smoked salmon you can get, ideally organic and wild rather than farmed.

Pancetta Pizza with Tuscan Kale, Parmesan and Chilli Oil

One of the best things about working from the Ballymaloe Cookery School is being able to source fresh produce from our own 100-acre organic farm. It’s an incredible luxury to be able to choose ingredients from whatever is ripe and...

Red velvet beetroot cake

Beetroot has an earthy sweetness, but paired with chocolate and cream cheese it brings depth and a perfect velvet texture to this cake. This is a comfort cake with the added satisfaction of a healthy vegetable thrown in - and...

Easy Chicken casserole with apples and leeks

Chicken cooks beautifully in a casserole, releasing its own gentle favours, while allowing others to ride alongside. Apples and leeks are easy partners, adding a sweet autumnal twist to this stalwart staple.

Coconut, carrot and coriander soup

Add a bit of spice to good old carrot and coriander soup with fresh and warming Thai flavours and the sweetness of coconut. Make a big batch and keep some in the freezer.