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...


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.

Rose infused Lamb Cutlets with Chilli and Mint Drizzle

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...

Clementone Puddings

Quite a few people make bread and butter pudding from leftover Panettone, and you could stop there, because it’s delicious left at that, or go one further and gild the lily with my upside-down Clementine take. I’m naming it after...

Perky Turkey Salad

This is a Thai inspired salad, in reaction to the usual tired Turkey salad that gets doled out on the inbetweeny days. It is fresh, crisp and zesty and the dressing is completely oil free, so you can heap it...

Pear and Stilton Tartlets

Here’s a use for that dry old bit of Stilton left on the cheeseboard, otherwise destined for the birds or the bin, and these are so delicious you may even want to buy extra Stilton just for the purpose next...

Mango Rice Pudding

Katyayani Cunliffe is a professional chef who helps run Jungle Yoga Retreats in India through Yoga Republic (www.yogarepublic.org). She has further trained in Ayurveda and Yoga from The Bihar School of Yoga and Ayurveda Ashrams in Karnataka and Kerala, India

Tridoshic Vegetable Curry

Literally translated from Sanskrit as ‘the science of life’ Ayurveda was developed by the seers and masters of ancient India over 5,000 years ago. This holistic system of natural healing sees food and medicine as complementary rather than separate, allowing...

Apple, Chestnut, Sage and Pepper Sausage Pinwheels

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious in Cranbrook shares four special festive recipes to inspire family fun in the kitchen this Christmas...

Eggnog Pofiteroles

Enjoy an array of tasty Cocolicious goodies, including festive cookies, macarons, cakes and biscuits, at Wealden Times Midwinter Fair this November (20-22) at The Walled Garden, Bedgebury Pinetum, where Loulou and her talented team will be running the special Tea...

Christmas Shortbread Reindeer Sandwich Cookies

Speculoos is a type of spiced shortcrust biscuit traditionally baked just before the feast of St Nicholas (5th December) and around Christmas in Europe. The traditional spices used are pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg. You can now buy...

Snowman Macarons

You will need: a piping bag fitted with 1cm nozzle; a baking tray lined with non stick baking parchment; draw yourself some snowmen templates on the baking paper

Pumpkin and Parmesan Soup Served with Pumpkin Crisps

Create a three-course autumn feast using fresh local produce with Frankie’s Farmshop’s new chef, Matt Avery’s delicious seasonal recipes...

Homemade Pork Pie Served with Piccalilli

Surrounded by fields in rural Staplehurst and situated alongside Staplehurst Nurseries, Frankie’s Farmshop is packed with locally sourced produce. The Café offers daily specials, freshly prepared using seasonal ingredients in Frankie’s Open Kitchen, where you can watch the chefs at...

Vanilla & Thyme Cheesecake

Matt Avery from Frankies Farm Shop creates a seasonal pudding using local ingredients

Apple Tart with Blackberries

Juliet Bidwell’s company, Juliet’s Catering, has been established in the Weald for more than ten years and caters for parties and all kinds of events. Juliet can be contacted on 01797 270347 or see www.julietscatering.co.uk.

Rye Bay Red Gurnard with Spinach & Lemon

Cosy up and relish the onset of longer evenings with Juliet Bidwell’s autumnal recipes for entertaining family and friends...

Beetroot Purée with Honey & Sherry Vinegar

Juliet Bidwell creates a beetroot puree

Vegetables with Sage

Juliet Bidwell provides us with a simple way to use up autumnal vegetables.

Courgette, Pesto and Goat’s Cheese Tart

You can make this as one large tart or individual tartlets

Ultimate Courgette Cake

Peel the courgettes (or you could use a yellow variety) if you don’t want the cake to be green. I like the colour – it goes so nicely with the pistachios on the top of the cake, but understand that...

Thai Spiced Courgette Fritters with a Sweet Chilli Dip

I do hope you haven’t run out of courgettes yet, because I have some easy and delicious recipes for the overflow that even the courgette haters will like (don’t scoff until you try). The great thing about courgettes is that...


Light as air, this warm egg custard is a much-loved Italian pudding. Though traditionally made with Marsala, this fortified wine can be replaced by Madeira or sweet sherry.

Mousse Au Chocolat Marbree De La Mole

For me, only one chocolate mousse cuts the mustard, a homemade one inspired by our local restaurant, La Môle. This marbled mousse is a striking dessert to bring to the dinner table in a large glass bowl.

Garlic Crusted Pork Chops with a Cheesy Twist

Pavlos Petrou from The Bull Inn, Rolvenden creates an interesting take on a Pork Chop

Chargrilled Sardines with Crushed Pink Fir Apple Potatoes & Fennel, Toasted Pine Nut & Baby Leaf Salad and a Lemon and Parsley Dressing

Lucy Barron-Reid from The Bull at Benenden, The Black Pig at Hawkhurst and The Kitty Fisher, Benenden

Steak A La Nina

I once worked as a waitress at a restaurant called Le Relais de Venise, or L’Entrecôte, and I was immediately drawn to its menu, The Formula: a simple walnut salad with mustard dressing followed by steak and chips smothered in...

Baked Eggs with Creamy Leeks

This simple but elegant starter can also be made with other vegetables such as spinach purée or Ratatouille. It is perfect for last-minute entertaining or quick dining.

Shaved Fennel, Roasted Cauliflower, toasted Hazelnut & Feta Salad with Maple Dressing

Lucinda Hamilton from Cocolicious, Cranbrook creates a recipe to provide extra uses for Fennel

Beignets De Bookclub

Nina Parker has turned her passion for food into a successful career. Using expertise honed through working with well-known chefs in restaurants both in the UK and France, Nina has started her own London-based food company, NINA, which specialises in...

Potato & Leek Gratin

Juliet Bidwell’s Potato & Leek Gratin is a perfect accompaniment to a Sunday roast. Opt for a locally produced cheese, like Winterdale Cheddar, which is wrapped in cotton muslin and matured in a cave dug into the chalky North Kent...

Chargrilled Pork Chop, Baked Lemon Jersey Royals, Broad Bean, Mint, Feta & Chorizo salad

Sally-Anne Day from The Queens Inn, Hawkhurst provides a Pork Chop recipe.

Fennel Sauce to Accompany White Fish, Chicken or Pork

Hugh and Leonora Rankin from Rankins, Sissinghurst provide us with a fennel sauce

White Chocolate & Raspberry Layer Cake

Not the most slimming way to enjoy raspberries, but somehow white chocolate doesn’t seem as sinful as the dark stuff. I used 3 sandwich tins to make the layers, but it works just as well with 2x20cm tins.

Chicken & Potato Pie

This is my famous chicken and potato pie, which I’ve made countless times. It’s my family’s favourite dish and if I had to choose a last meal this would probably be it. The trick is to make sure the potato...