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.

Pulled Pork Roll with Slaw

Use good quality meat for this easy pulled pork recipe. Absolutely delicious served with this amazing coleslaw.

Scotch Egg

After deciding to relocate to Kent from London, Sally and Andy Littlestone of Sissinghusrt Pigs, realised their dream of rearing pigs for themselves – starting off with two rare breed British Saddlebacks. Three years later, they’ve increased their rare breed...

Mini Cherry Bundt Cakes

Hamerton+Jones share zesty, colourful dishes, perfect for serving at a barbeque or garden party, which would be equally at home at a casual dinner party or family lunch

Charred Broccoli & Fresh Green Salad

Following successful careers in ethical homewares and the restaurant industry, Kali Hamerton-Stove and Sarah Crysell have combined their passions for food, home design and Goudhurst to create Hamerton+Jones.

Garlic Roasted Romano Peppers

Hamerton+Jones create fresh and flavourful food, including salads inspired by what’s growing right here in Kent and cooking trends from around the world.

Oregano-Infused Potato Salad with Fennel and Leeks

Potatoes have had a bad rep over the years. Sure, they are a bit carby, but cold potatoes are rather spectacular. You see, cold potatoes contain lots of starch... which is amazing for your gut. And a healthy gut means...

Summer Lovin’ Bowl

My favourite film of all time is Grease... so you can see where the name comes from. This is basically a combination of all the things I love about summer. It’s a real mixture of things, but it really packs...

Chicken Ramen

This is my take on one of our Japanese favourites. Ramen has totally exploded in popularity in recent years, but what many people don’t realise is that it’s so easy to make at home when you want a warming meal....

Madeleines

It’s not a coincidence that I love madeleines. My love for these soft shell-shaped sponges blossomed at a young age, but I also lived in France for a brief time when I returned from Australia. I’d just set up my...

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies just melt in the mouth, but for extra crunch and luxuriance add some chopped nuts – hazelnuts or macadamia work best.

Perfect Pairing

Fabio Vinciguerra from The Tickled Trout in West Farleigh, part of Hush Heath Estate, teams freshly picked asparagus with tender sea trout in a perfect dinner party dish

Strawberry & Lavender Tart

This is a very easy tart to put together - and to make it even easier you could use ready made sweet pastry. Strawberries, lavender and lemon are fresh and fragrant tart toppings and make a perfect early summer combo.

Gooseberry Fool

The trickiest thing about this recipe might be finding the gooseberries, as they can sometimes be hard to track down in the shops. Cultivate a good local supplier, or better still, grow your own.

Beetroot Gazpacho

Julie Simpson creates some Beetroot Gazpacho ideal for a busy day

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toasts

Julie Simpson creates some Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toasts

Leek & Spinach Rolls

Julie Simpson creates some Leek & Spinach Rolls ideal for travelling

Red Pepper & Onion Frittatas

Julie Simpson creates four simple recipes for easy-to-transport travellers’ treats

Simnel Battenburg Cake

Rosemary Shrager makes a Battenburg Cake which she recommends making with a special Battenberg Tin

Vanilla Pannacotta

Rosemary Shrager creates a Vanilla Pannacotta

Navarin of Lamb

Rosemary Shrager and her Apprentices create a Navarin of Lamb

Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg

Fresh from the kitchen of her Cookery School in Tunbridge Wells Rosemary Shrager and her apprenticeship team share four exceedingly delicious Easter recipes

Fish and Sweet Potato Wedges, with Peas, Spinach and Edamame Salad

Nicci Gurr creates a healthy and vibrant supper