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.
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...
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....
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Watermelon, Kale and Quinoa Salad
Nicci Gurr from Home Gurr’own talks us through a day of recipes to ensure you and your family munch your way through your fruit and veg quota...
Blueberry & Apricot Slow Cooker Porridge
One tablespoon of dried fruit equals one portion, which is great for boosting your early morning porridge!
Mini Heart Pavlovas
Through her business, The Little Ginger Baker, Isla creates cakes, as well as catering for parties and functions. Find out more at thegingerandspiceblog.wordpress.com Twitter: @Gingerbaker23 and facebook.com/Thelittlegingerbaker or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chocolate and Raspberry Tart
Isla Atkins creates a dessert for Valentines Day
Rose & Cardamon Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream
Isla Atkins creates a cake ideal as a sweet treat.
Ginger Chicken Courgetti Noodles
This stir-fry uses spiralized courgettes instead of noodles (obtainable at the supermarket – no spiralizer required), so is stodge (and gluten) free. Courgettes and chicken combine well with the other health-giving ingredients for a clean and bright light lunch or...
Kale and Hearty Detox Soup
Kale, especially the handsome Cavolo Nero, is a brilliant vegetable to grow through the winter (when all the caterpillars and whitefly have gone to ground). Rich in folate, phytonutrients and antioxidants, just looking at the stuff will do you good....
Pineapple Paleo Pudding
This is a healthy, vegan version of rice or semolina pudding. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 oil and other nutrients, so are worth a try, especially in a sweet pudding. The end result does look a bit like miniature...
Broccoli Soup with Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Croissants
Hannah Mills creates a light bite from her new book
Horseradish Borscht with Whipped Cream Cheese and Chive on Rye
At a time of year when meals can start to feel like endurance events, this new book – by Masterchef’s Hannah Miles – is full of brilliant combinations for warming light bites with style
Hazlenut Meringue Gateau
Juliet Bidwell creates an alternative to a traditional christmas pudding
Rosemary Shrager’s Honey Roast Christmas Ham
One thing I advise everyone to do themselves at Christmas is a whole, or half a ham. It’s so easy to do and so much cheaper. You can make it three days before so it’s a very useful holiday food....
Cumin and Onion Rice
Ayurveda believes that the body is made up of five elements – earth, water, air, fire, space. Any problem in the balance of these elements leads to disease, or dis-ease: lack of ease. By dividing people into three categories, or...
Queen of Christmas Puddings
Not everyone loves the traditional figgy pud, so here is a delicious festive alternative
This month’s scrummy recipes were provided for us by Juliet Bidwell, who runs a catering company, providing canapés and dishes for weddings and parties of all sizes. For more information call 01797 270347 or visit julietscatering.co.uk