Apple and Butterscotch Cake

With Mothering Sunday and Easter falling in March this year, it seemed a fitting time to cut into some classic, indulgent cakes – brought to us by Juliets in Tunbridge Wells

Lemon Drizzle

With Mothering Sunday and Easter falling in March this year, it seemed a fitting time to cut into some classic, indulgent cakes – brought to us by Juliets in Tunbridge Wells

Dark Chocolate Tart with Pomegranates

Jo Arnell shows us a simple dessert that can be prepared in advance

Avocado and Bacon Crostini

Jo Arnell shows us how to create a simple, heart-warming three course meal that is simple to put together and can be prepared in advance – so you won’t have to get into a sweat on Valentine’s Day

Duck Parmentier

Jo Arnell shows us how to create a simple, heart-warming three course meal that is simple to put together and can be prepared in advance – so you won’t have to get into a sweat on Valentine’s Day

Roasted Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup with Roasted Quinoa, Coriander and Almond Crumb

Be sure to pop into Cocolicious in the New Year. Cocolicious, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3HF, 01580 714954

Smashed Avocado with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

A delicious and revitalising recipe, containing Avocado, Persimmon, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds put together by Lou Lou Hamilton and the team from Cocolicious

Soda Bread Tartine with Beetroot Hummus, Avocado and Shaved Fennel

Lou Lou Hamilton from Cocolicious in Cranbrook puts together some healthy recipes for the New Year

Super Berry Chocolate Smoothie

These three delicious and revitalising recipes, put together by Lou Lou Hamilton and the team from Cocolicious in Cranbrook, are the perfect antidote to festive overindulgence and New Year blues

Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pate in a Filo Star

Nicci Gurr creates some Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Pate in a Filo Star

Watercress, Roasted Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Roulade

Home Gurrown offer original and unique menus using local, seasonal ingredients from Kent and East Sussex. Home Gurrown, 0774 7816541, www.homegurrown.co.uk

Spiced Lamb Palmier

Nicci Gurr, a former student of the Roux Brothers and the co-founder of Cranbrook-based Home Gurrown, shares her expertise in making perfect Christmas canapés...

Pan Seared Scallops with Sweetcorn Puree and Chorizo Crisps

The Queen’s Inn Hawkhurst’s Head Chef Sally-Anne Day explains how to create Pan seared scallops with sweetcorn puree and chorizo crisps

Roasted Butternut Squash in a Chilli, Garlic & Rosemary Cream

Nicole Parry from Frankie’s Farmshop spices up autumn with Roasted butternut squash in a chilli, garlic & rosemary cream

Pistachio Macaroons

The team at Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club in Ticehurst talk us through their deliciously light recipe for Pistachio Macaroons

Raw Chocolate Truffles

The WT team resident health guru Helen gives an insight into how to create indulgent yet nutritious treats with her recipe for Raw chocolate truffles

Smoked Salmon Roulade with Cucumber Salad

Juliet Bidwell comes up with three ‘retro dinners with a twist’ including classic festive fare of smoked salmon, beef and that old favourite – trifle

Trifle with Maple Pecans

Juliet Bidwell creates a twist on a traditional trifle

Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta & Couscous Salad

Caroline Cowan and Sarah Bristow from Plum Tree Catering share three crowd-pleasing dishes for an irresistible autumnal picnic...

Roasted Butternut Squash with Aubergine Dip

Claudia Colwell from Bloomsburys Biddenden shares a Sunday lunch option for vegetarians: Roasted butternut squash with aubergine dip, rustled up with the help of some store cupboard staples.

Pear and Ginger Jam

Rosemary Shrager talks us through her recipe for Pear & ginger jam

Beef Wellington with Mushroom Duxelle

Juliet Bidwell comes up with a twist on the classic Beef Wellington

Apple and Sultana Muffins

Plum Tree Catering specialise in inspiring menus for weddings, celebrations and barbecues, along with hog roasts, bakes and cakes. Contact Caroline at caroline@plumtreecatering.com / 07739 708599 or Sarah on sarah@plumtreecatering.com / 07771 332576 for more information.

Spiced Plum Chutney

Caroline Cowan and Sarah Bristow from Plum Tree Catering share three crowd-pleasing dishes for an irresistible autumnal picnic...

Small Pork Pies with Quail’s Eggs

Caroline Cowan and Sarah Bristow from Plum Tree Catering share three crowd-pleasing dishes for an irresistible autumnal picnic...

Chocolate, Hazlenut and Caramel Swiss Roll

Lorna is currently studying Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu London. Through her company, Yumptious, she is available to supply to local food establishments, attends food events and is able to create a selection of cakes and desserts for any special...

Mini Kent Cherry Bakewell Tarts

Are you feeling The Great British Bakeoff fever? Fresh from the kitchens studying at Le Cordon Bleu, Lorna Fleming from Yumptious shares her inventive twist on a traditional teatime favourite – the Cherry Bakewell...

Truly Scrumptious Cherry Peach Parfait

When you next pop into Cocolicious you will notice some changes to their menu. Loulou and her team will now be able to offer an expanded lunch menu, with a hot dish every day, 3 or 4 different salads, Cocolicious...

Hot Smoked Oak Roasted Salmon Salad

Lucinda Hamilton and her team at Cocolicious in Cranbrook create a fresh, seasonal lunch menu to enjoy with friends...

Courgette “Noodle” Salad

Lucinda Hamilton and her team at Cocolicious in Cranbrook create a fresh, seasonal lunch menu to enjoy with friends...

Victoria Rose Cake

I’ve not used rose water in a cake before, but it has made the icing on this cake so light and delicate – as you would imagine a rose should taste (it won’t, so don’t be tempted). I used a...

Sparkling Jellies

The sparkle in the jelly can be from sparkling white wine, or from mineral water, but both versions include elderflower cordial. If you’re using homemade cordial, make sure that the jelly sets well – you may need to add some...

Minted Pea and Feta Cheese Tartlets

Fresh, summer tasting food is wonderful to eat outside – or inside but looking out of the window. These recipes are easy to prepare, so that if the weather does happen to be glorious, you won’t have to spend too...

Pork, Bean & Sweet Potato Chilli

I’ve realised that I tend to get stuck in a rut with recipes and make the same things over and over, with lots of chicken and beef. But pork mince is a great alternative and this variation on chilli is...

Clafoutis

I wasn’t sure about including a clafoutis recipe but my girlfriends were all shocked, saying ‘What kind of French person are you? You have to have a clafoutis.’ So I did, and they were right – it is amazing.

Feta, Watermelon and Avocado Salad

With a television career spanning over twenty years, Davina McCall has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In addition to her TV shows and charity work, she has launched a bestselling series of fitness DVDs and written...

Beetroot Cured Salmon

Chef Glen Prance from Bloomsburys Biddenden shares his recipe for Beetroot Cured Salmon

Courgetti Spaghetti with a Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil & Avocado Sauce

Having a raw meal once a day is a fantastic way to give your body a rest and allow it to simply absorb all of the goodness from the ingredients. When we cook food, we lose quite a lot of...

Coconut & Almond Quinoa with Stewed Plums

I get the same question all the time.. quinoa for breakfast? And the answer is YES! It’s so delicious and, just like porridge, it keeps you full for hours and energised throughout your morning. This combination of ingredients packs in...

Cashew & Corn Soup with Broccoli Almond Puree

As odd as it might sound to have nut-based soup, it is delicious, creamy and totally refuelling. Plus, I love it that it also includes some all-important greens in the form of the broccoli puree. Making a big batch of...

Nettle, Lemon & Cashew Pesto

Blitzed together in less than five minutes, this cheat’s pesto uses cashews instead of pine nuts as a cheaper, easier-to-get-hold-of substitute. I promise no one will know the difference.

Roasted Beetroot & Lentil Salad

OK, I’ll admit it, this recipe is pretty much directly lifted from a delicious lunch I had sitting in the sun at my favourite London plant-lover’s haunt, The Chelsea Physic Garden. So sticky-sweet and satisfying, you won’t even notice how...

Purple Sun Carrot Cheesecake

This fluorescent purple cheesecake takes the best bits of carrot cake (the creamy frosting and spices) and ditches the worst (the baking and fuss). It’s coloured entirely by the natural hue of the carrots, but if you don’t like the...

Steamed Fish Parcels with Ginger, Spring Onions and Pak Choi

So healthy and delicious that just looking at this picture will be doing you good, and they’re quick and easy to make – the hardest bit is finely chopping the veg.

Rhubarb and Hazelnut Crumble Cake

There’s still a nip in the air, so this plain and worthy cake is wearing a nutty crumble cardigan. It’s an ideal reward when you come in from gardening/ walking/shopping, for me anyway - I know rhubarb can stir emotional...

Herb Crusted Chicken

Chicken breasts, lightly coated in a herb crust with a hint of lemon, makes a simple supper served on a bed of new season vegetables.

Passion Fruit Cheesecakes

Wow your partner this Valentine’s Day with Lucinda Hamilton’s irresistible three-course menu. Featuring juicy beetroot, succulent lamb and zingy passion fruit it’s a perfect February treat. If you’re short of time, no worries! You can pre-order your meal with the...

Beetroot, Honey & Goats Cheese Mousse with Candied Walnuts

Wow your partner this Valentine’s Day with Lucinda Hamilton’s irresistible three-course menu. Featuring juicy beetroot, succulent lamb and zingy passion fruit it’s a perfect February treat.