Couscous with Spiced Barbecued Vegetables

Have the couscous base all ready prepared and simply barbecue the veg, slice and stir in for a wonderful salad that either stands alone or can be piled into warm pitta bread with barbecued lamb kebabs

Barbecued Beetroot, New Potato and Spring Onion Kebabs with Walnut Stilton Pesto

Fresh baby beetroot can be cooked wrapped in foil and tucked straight in amongst the barbecue coals so you don’t use up space on the grid, or as here parboiled then brushed with oil, then put on skewers with potatoes...

Blueberry, Shallot & Rosemary Sauce

Juliet Bidwell creates a Blueberry, Shallot & Rosemary Sauce to accompany a roast chicken or roast duck

Strawberries in Lemon Syrup

June marks the start of the English summer. Juliet Bidwell celebrates the abundance of soft fruits arriving in the fields and farmshops of the Weald

Rhubarb Soup

Juliet Bidwell creates a Rhubarb Soup

All-In-One Rhubarb and Almond Cake

This cake is a standby dessert in my home at any time of year – I just add whatever fruit is in season so it becomes apple and blackberry in autumn, raspberry and redcurrant in the summer and mincemeat and...

Spiced Roasted Belly Pork with Honey & Apple Vinegar Glaze & Caramelised Sweet Potatoes

Locally produced pork is an ideal meat for early spring, as its lighter flavour and texture goes so well with the last of the winter’s vegetables – I serve it with braised spring cabbage and, as here, caramelised sweet potatoes....

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...