Honey & Sesame Prawns

Lucinda Hamilton creates some barbecue dishes with a Thai twist

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo

A real family favourite at any time of the year. Whole chicken thighs with skin and bone give the best flavour, but you can use any chicken joints. Try Romano peppers for their sweet flavour, but if you’re in a...

Chocolate Raspberry Terrine

This is a real show-stopper of a pud – a combination of chocolate mousse, alcohol-soaked cake and raspberries is always a sure-fire winner. Don’t make it look too perfect, though, as I think slightly homemade looks more appealing. The terrine...

Spiced Red Bean Koftas

These spiced patties are ideal candidates for cooking on the barbecue. My family loves them piled into warm Indian bread and topped with hot mango and coconut chutney

A Very Berry Jelly

Writer, blogger and homemaker Cherry Menlove will be demonstrating her baking and craft skills at the Chefs’ Theatre at Wealden Times Midsummer Fair’s Sew, Grow, Eat festival in June. Cherry has compiled a selection of her delicious recipes in her...

Lime Calamari

Cherry has compiled a selection of her delicious recipes in her first book, The Handmade Home Here, we’ve picked three of our favourites for a gorgeously fresh late-spring meal...

Monkfish & Chorizo Fishcakes with Mustard Mayonnaise

Writer, blogger and homemaker Cherry Menlove will be demonstrating her baking and craft skills at the Chefs’ Theatre at Wealden Times Midsummer Fair’s Sew, Grow, Eat festival in June. Cherry has compiled a selection of her delicious recipes in her...

Salmon, Mushy Peas & Chunky Sunblush Tomato Ketchup

Alex Mackay is a cook, a teacher, a writer, a Provencal food expert, a cooking with kids enthusiast and a regular on Cookery Television. Alex’s Cookery School in Provence was put in the world top ten by the Sunday Times...

Aubergine Burger With Smoked Paprika & Greek Salad

Alex has created adventurous yet achievable meals for the whole family to savour...

Flock Cakes

Jo Arnell's take on an Easter Treat

Lemon Curd Cupcakes

Easter coming early calls for some zest and zing in amongst all the inevitable chocolate. It’s also a lovely time for the children to get involved in craft and cooking projects, especially if the weather’s not yet warm enough for...

Rocky Road Easter Nests

Forget those fibrous Easter nests made with chocolate-coated shredded wheat and go for the full on, rocky road to ruin (or heaven). Children will love to make these, but be prepared to enter the sticky zone…

Easter Cupcakes

Celebrate in style with Jo Arnell’s unique take on a traditional Easter tea...

Rhubarb Marbled Madeira

This is a sensible grown-up cake – an antidote to all the chocolate. Madeira is somehow more refined and ‘cakey’ than bouncy sponge cake and this one goes very well with just a hint of the first tender shoots of...

Panna Cotta

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious shares her recipes for the indulgent afternoon tea treats she created for Wealden Times Midwinter Fair 2012 in collaboration with Bellaboo and Beau

Blueberry Friands

Cocolicious, Lucinda Hamilton’s catering company, creates sweet bites and savoury delights for any occasion – from bespoke cakes to afternoon teas and dinner parties. For more information, visit the Cocolicious Facebook page or email info@cocolicious.co.uk

Spiced Coffee Bundt Cakes

Jo Arnell creates some Spiced Coffee Bundt Cakes

Shortbread Stars

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious shares her recipes for the indulgent afternoon tea treats she created for Wealden Times Midwinter Fair 2012 in collaboration with Bellaboo and Beau

Rose Macarons

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious shares her recipes for the indulgent afternoon tea treats she created for Wealden Times Midwinter Fair 2012 in collaboration with Bellaboo and Beau

Chocolate Brownies

Cocolicious, Lucinda Hamilton’s catering company, creates sweet bites and savoury delights for any occasion – from bespoke cakes to afternoon teas and dinner parties. For more information, visit the Cocolicious Facebook page or email info@cocolicious.co.uk

Rose English Veal with Dauphinoise Potatoes & Roast Butternut Squash with Rosemary Oil & Pea & Mint Purée

For years the stigma surrounding veal as being a cruel and unethical meat has endured, and rightly so. However, the introduction of slow-reared British rose veal to our farmers’ markets, farmshops and butchers has enabled the raising of male calves,...

Crab Mayonnaise with Cucumber Salad

This month Juliet Bidwell creates an alternative Christmas meal

Noël Pavlova with Brandy Cream, Mulled Pears & Plums

Juliet Bidwell’s company, Juliet’s Catering, creates innovative, individually designed menus for a variety of social events from weddings and balls to dinner and drinks parties. To find out more, visit www.julietbidwell.com or call 01797 270347.

Red Peppers rolled with Goat’s Cheese, Basil & Capers

Caroline Cowan makes some Red Peppers rolled with Goats Cheese

Mini Meringues

Caroline Cowan and her husband Rob run The Woolpack Hotel in Tenterden alongside Caroline’s parents, sister and partner, who is a talented chef. For more information, and to book a table in the restaurant, or a room in the hotel,...

Carmelized Onion Tartlets with Thyme

Caroline Cowan from Brick House Farm now owns The Woolpack Hotel in Tenterden.

Mangetout-Wrapped Prawn Skewers with Lemon Mayonnaise

Caroline Cowan creates a quick canape

Tiny Parmesan & Olive Shortbreads with Parsley Pesto & Goat’s Cheese

Caroline Cowan from Brick House Farm now owns The Woolpack Hotel in Tenterden. She’s a great cook and hostess so we asked her to put together some mouthwatering morsels to kick start the winter party season with a culinary bang...

Lamb Tagine

Using a tagine encourages the spicy aromas to mingle and enhance the flavours of the dish, but a pot with a lid will be fine

Maple and Pecan Baked Apples

To find out more about Jo’s practical gardening workshops, run from her garden in Woodchurch, call 01233 861186 or visit www.hornbrookmanor.co.uk

Slow Roasted Pork

This is great eaten outside (bonfire night?) in a sandwich or floury bap and can even be finished off on the barbeque or (well-wrapped in foil) in the embers of a fire

Plums with Almonds and Amaretti

Flavour is the best thing about cooking food slowly, especially meat (those austerity cuts really can’t be cooked quickly). So put the oven on low (or go retro and plug in the slow cooker), then turn your mind to other...

Cassoulet

Nicci’s catering company, Home Gurr’own, is situated on a family-run smallholding in Cranbrook where Nicci and her husband Julian grow and rear the vast proportion of seasonal produce and meat used to create their special wedding and event menus. To...

Stuffed Marrow

Nicci Gurr creates a pasta dish suitable for Vegetarians

Butternut Squash and Pearl Barley Risotto

Chef Nicci Gurr from Home Gurr’own uses produce from her own smallholding to create wholesome, tasty recipes ideal for the back to school rush

Seared Tuna Tartare with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Pickled Ginger

Lucinda’s catering company, Cocolicious, creates delectable sweet and savoury mouthfuls for any occasion. To contact Loulou about private catering in your own home (including vintage afternoon teas, dinner parties, kids’ parties and bespoke cakes) or venue of your choice, email...

Duck Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Chilli Plum Sauce

Lucinda Hamilton brings a flavour of summer to the table with her recipes for heavenly canapés

Inside Out Bounty Tarts

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious in Cranbrook creates some Bounty Tarts

Loulou’s Summer Shake

Lucinda Hamilton creates a summer Ice Cream Shake

Asparagus Frittata

Gilly Miller, Catering Manager for the Granary Restaurant & Falcons Centre at the Rare Breeds Centre creates an Asparagus dish using just 5 ingredients.

Quail’s Egg & Asparagus Salad

Jeff Moody from Elvey Farm creates an Asparagus dish using just 5 ingredients

Chocolate Pots with Muscat & Crystallised Roses

Cocolicious, Lucinda Hamilton’s catering company, creates sweet bites and savoury delights for any occasion – from bespoke cakes to afternoon teas and dinner parties. For more information, visit the Cocolicious Facebook page or email info@cocolicious.co.uk. Bellaboo and Beau offer creative...

Pimms Jellies

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious creates celebratory desserts fit for a queen...

Oak Roast Salmon with an amazing Hollandaise Sauce

Caroline Jenkinson from Poppinghole Farm Shop creates Oak Roast Salmon with an amazing Hollandaise Sauce

Raspberry Mousse

Lucinda Hamilton creates a summers Raspberry Mousse

Scotch Eggs

Portable and delicious, no party is complete without a good homemade scotch egg. To simplify the method, we oven bake ours and go for cricket ball sizing. Watch the boys come bowling in when you present these beauties!

Swish Roulade

Inspired by the humble Swiss Roll, we’ve adapted an oozing roulade recipe here with fresh raspberries, whipped double cream and a lightest of sponges.