Keep it Local: Recipes

Try these tasty recipes using products manufactured in the Weald Sage & Onion Sausage Stuffing  Stuff your turkey with this delicious festive stuffing, made using Korkers sausages, which have been produced in Rolvenden since 1959.  Method: Fry 2 chopped onions...

Keep it Local

When Kentish baker, Simon Cannell, Managing Director of artisan bakery, Speciality Breads in Margate, decided to open Foodie’s Emporium in Headcorn, he enlisted the help of TV Chef Lesley Waters to help him spread his love for local produce. Here,...

Anna’s Top 10 Christmas Planning & Cooking Tips

1. Book an online shop for all your non-perishable items. With most supermarkets you can do this three weeks in advance; so, for delivery on 23rd, book on 2nd December. As you remember items over the three weeks you can...

Family Values: Irresistible Boxing Day Dish – Festive Pomegranate Molasses & Clementine Ham Hocks

Perfect for Boxing Day (or just to have in the fridge to pick at over Christmas). I prefer cooking ham hocks to a whole ham – their flavour is amazing, yet they’re relatively cheap (about £4 each). The glaze is...

Family Values: Christmas Day Sweet Centrepiece: Fruited Christmas Meringue Wreath

Method: Preheat the oven to 140°C/120°C Fan. On a large sheet of baking parchment, draw around a 30cm plate in the middle of the paper. Put the egg whites into a clean mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks are...

Family Values: One-Pot Christmas Eve Crowd Pleaser – Asian Beef Stew

If I had to vote on my favourite one pot to feed a crowd, this has to be in my top three. Amazing Asian flavours, meat that falls apart, yet minimal effort, just time in the oven. I made it...

Sticky Clementine Puddings

You and your family will love this autumnal seasonal showstopper.

Almond Dutch Baby with Blackberry Compote

As the evenings draw in make the most of the autumn bounty and tuck into this warming dessert.

Apple Cinnamon Custard Tart

Laura Paton makes the most of autumn's bounty with this apple dessert that offers the comforting warmth you crave as the evenings draw in.

Bakehouse White Sourdough

Clare Barton shares a sumptious sourdough recipe in a sneak preview of what to expect from her talks on the Live Stage on Friday and Saturday.

French Twist

Pimp up your Prosecco with Pinkster Gin

Longtooth Gimlet

A supremely smooth classic flavour profile - perfect for a Raymond Chandler style Gimlet.

Quinoa Power Porridge

Melissa Hemsley is on a mission to prove that it’s possible for everyone to eat well on busy nights, using store-cupboard staples and speedy, fuss-free recipes that really deliver on taste. Before seeing Melissa on the Open House Live Stage,...

Mint-crusted roast lamb with tender artichokes

Fabio Vinciguerra, Executive Chef for Hush Heath Hospitality, shares a succulent lamb recipe featuring tender artichokes.

Eating Green – Lentil, Spinach & Onion Curry

This is like a dhal; split peas or other pulses can be used (if using dried pulses, check pack instructions). I like the texture of Puy lentils and because this is made quickly, all the ingredients stay firm and discernible....

Eating Green – Beetroot and Butternut Tart

This can be made as a tart tatin, or layered into a pastry case. It is a loose mix, so will fall apart slightly when cut.

Eating Green – Stuffed Courgettes

The perfect recipe to make use of all those courgettes from your garden (or your fridge drawer).

Goats’ cheese, Parma Ham & Nectarine Salad

A delightful combination of summer flavours from Nicci Gurr.

A taste of the Mediterranean: Sharing Platter

Enjoy putting together a delicious sharing platter for outdoor dining with friends.

Courgette Spanakopita

Nicci Gurr adds a burst of sunshine to outdoor dining with another dish for sharing. Remember this dish requires overnight resting as part of the prep.

Baked to Perfection

Tangy, flavourful and satisfyingly chewy, sourdough’s addictive appeal as an easier-to-digest alternative to regular bread means that it has amassed quite the fanbase.

Heal Headaches

Henrietta Norton explains how a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing can help to ease problem headaches. A headache is one way your body can tell you that something is out of balance – whether this is a psychological...

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Lamb with Minted Gravy

Le Creuset share a flavour-packed lamb recipe perfect for entertaining.

Moroccan Pomegranate & Tahini Dressed Aubergines

An irresistible veggie option for the barbeque.

Sicilian Swordfish Skewers

Looking for barbeque inspiration? Here's a healthy and delicious recipe for Sicilian swordfish skewers.

Tandoori Spatchcock Chicken with Mango Salad

I’ve used a spatchcocked chicken here which could have been thrown on the barbecue. Instead, I cooked this curry alternative in my favourite casserole pan in the oven.

Asparagus tart

If you grow your own, it is very useful to keep a pack of pastry in the fridge. So many home-grown harvests can be made into tarts or quiches of various kinds. Asparagus tart is one of the simplest and...

Rhubarb and Ginger cupcakes

Rhubarb and ginger are both quite zingy flavours, but they go together very well in cakes, balancing out the sweet umami taste of sugar and vanilla. This can be made as a large cake too - if you want to...

Crab arancini

Crab comes into season in the spring and has a delicate texture, but a flavour strong enough to mix well with pasta, pastry and rice. These creamy, risotto-style crab cakes make a great starter or light lunch.

Rocket and walnut pesto

Jo Arnell salutes the best of seasonal, locally-sourced produce with effortlessly simple recipes that pack a fresh flavour punch.

Halibut with wild garlic mayonnaise

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...

Pigeon breasts with orange, watercress & walnut salad

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.

Lemon & lime posset with rhubarb & ginger

Serve these refreshing posset desserts in individual glasses or ramekins. They'll look impressive and taste even better.

Spring vegetable & goat’s cheese pie

An easy-to-make pie made with healthy spring vegetables and tasty goat's cheese.

Thai beef salad

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.

Chicken & bacon pie

There’s nothing more comforting than a good pie, and this one is not only good but very easy.

Vegetarian frittata

Frittatas are great served warm or cold.

Lamb ragu

A perfect family meal, simple to make and absolutely delicious.

Mini margarita cheesecakes

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...

Pea dip

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.

Prawn Shot-tails

Dainty prawn cocktails served in shot glasses. You can be polite and use a fork to eat them, or down in one.

Tiny tacos

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.

Lancashire Hotpot

Tuck into this winter warmer, even the fussiest eaters in your family will love it.

Vegan Black Bean Chilli with Avocado, Lime and Tomato Salsa

Keep the home fires burning from the inside with this perfect one-pot supper.

Gooey Chocolate Cups with Salted Caramel Sauce and Cream

An irresistible dessert courtesy of Anna's Family Kitchen. Prepared individually in ramekins or oven-proof cups.

Slow Cooked Beef and Beetroot Curry

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.

Parma ham and Gruyère gougères

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.

Baked Camembert with cobnuts and honey

This recipe is so easy and yet utterly delicious, perfect for a Christmas party