Jo Arnell salutes the best of seasonal, locally-sourced produce with effortlessly simple recipes that pack a fresh flavour punch.
In Tudor times, by law, fish had to be eaten instead of meat on certain days for religious reasons. Wild garlic is native to Europe and grows wild in English woodland, making it an excellent forage food. It is also...
Juliet Bidwell has created this dish inspired by olde English ingredients. Pigeon is making a come back and here takes centre stage in this healthy salad.
Serve these refreshing posset desserts in individual glasses or ramekins. They'll look impressive and taste even better.
An easy-to-make pie made with healthy spring vegetables and tasty goat's cheese.
This salad is perfect for using up leftover beef. The dressing is so versatile, make a batch as it will work with chicken, fish, duck or drizzled over any green veg.
There’s nothing more comforting than a good pie, and this one is not only good but very easy.
Frittatas are great served warm or cold.
A perfect family meal, simple to make and absolutely delicious.
Any excuse to serve up a cheesecake, especially when baked New York style. These are tiny, so are extra slimming. Ahem. I used a loose-bottomed mini-cheesecake pan, but they can also be made in a mini-muffin tin, or even in...
This is a great ‘emergency’ dip that’s easy to rustle up in a hurry using defrosted frozen peas – think green houmous. It can also be made with cream cheese or soured cream.
Dainty prawn cocktails served in shot glasses. You can be polite and use a fork to eat them, or down in one.
You can make your own taco spice mix or take it easy and buy ready made. This recipe is great for a party or a family movie night.
Tuck into this winter warmer, even the fussiest eaters in your family will love it.
Keep the home fires burning from the inside with this perfect one-pot supper.
An irresistible dessert courtesy of Anna's Family Kitchen. Prepared individually in ramekins or oven-proof cups.
This deliciously sweet curry recipe comes from Anna's Family Kitchen where you can find recipes and food tips to help make planning and preparing your family meals all the more enjoyable.
Your Christmas party guests will adore this perfect combination of choux pastry, cheese and parma ham. Thank you, Nicci Gurr for this classy canape recipe.
This recipe is so easy and yet utterly delicious, perfect for a Christmas party
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.
Nicci Gurr shares a tempting Christmas cracker canape recipe, easy to make and guaranteed to please peckish guests.
This classic combo is one of Nicci Gurr's delicious canapes to make at home and pass round at your Christmas party.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
This is one of Anna Stanford's fantastic one pot wonders. You can find more like this on her website Anna's Family Kitchen.
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.
Anna Stanford of Anna's Family Kitchen website shares one of her easy yet scrumptious recipes...
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.
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...
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
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...
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
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
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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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.