White Chocolate Cake

Lucinda Hamilton creates a White Chocolate Cake

Winter Vegetables with Puy Lentils, Savoy Cabbage & Goat’s Cheese

Juliet Bidwell creates a Winter dish on a budget

Boned Leg of Pork with Potato & Leek Gratin

Juliet Bidwell creates a main meal on a budget

Lamb’s Liver Casserole with Bacon & Mushroom

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.

Venison Steak with Juniper Berry and Rosemary Marinade

Lucinda Hamilton’s catering company Cocolicious creates sweet and savoury dishes for any occasion including vintage afternoon teas, dinner parties and children’s parties. To find out more, visit Cocolicious’s Facebook page or email info@cocolicious.co.uk. The venison for Lucinda’s recipes was supplied...

Smoked Venison with Fig and Polenta Loaf, Chestnut, Honey and Fennel Butter

Lucinda Hamilton creates a starter using Venison

Venison Wellington with Celeriac and Potato Dauphinoise

Lucinda Hamilton creates a Venison Wellington

Minestrone Soup

Jo runs practical gardening courses from her idyllic home in Woodchurch. To find out more visit www.hornbrookmanor.co.uk

Panfried Scallops on Carrot & Ginger Puree

Lucinda Hamilton creates a fish starter sourced in Rye

Basil & Shredded Filo Wrapped Prawns with Pine Nut Sauce

Lucinda Hamilton’s catering company Cocolicious creates sweet and savoury dishes for any occasion including vintage afternoon teas, dinner parties and children’s parties. To find out more, visit Cocolicious’s Facebook page or email info@cocolicious.co.uk

Pasta with Kale, Stilton and Walnuts

Jo Arnell makes Pasta with Kale, Stilton and Walnuts

Fillets of Seabass with Braised Leeks & Roasted Beetroot with Citrus Beurre Blanc

Lucinda sourced the fish that she used in her recipes locally from Botterells Fresh Fish in Rye. Find their stand at many farmers’ markets across the south east including Battle, Crowborough, Brede, Wye, Cranbrook, Meopham, Penshurst, Rolvenden and Tunbridge Wells....

Mushroom Soup

Caroline Samuels creates a Mushroom Soup

Pitch Perfect Chocolate Mousse

Caroline’s passion for cooking was inspired by her mother, a home economist, from whom she acquired most of her cookery skills. She has also trained at cookery schools in France and Italy and Leith’s Cookery School in London. Caroline is...

Mint Couscous

This is so easy and can be made up to 3 hours in advance and kept at room temperature. Couscous is very welcoming to lots of flavours – parsley, coriander, harissa, chopped pistachios, lemon juice, dried fruits and pomegranates can...

Delicious Chicken

This is an exotic and warming main dish that I accidentally created one day when a recipe called for the flavour-packed marinade in which my chicken was reclining to be discarded. I ignored the instructions and cooked the chicken in...

Roasted Sweet Potato and Garlic Soup

This recipe is easy (you don’t even have to peel the potatoes) but relatively lengthy because of roasting the vegetables. It is worth the time – the combination of roasted garlic and tuber is divine.

Parsnip, Apple and Thyme Soup

Caroline Samuels creates a Parsnip, Apple and Thyme Soup

Cheese Gougères

“Gougères” sound so much more glamorous than “cheesy puffs” but this is essentially what they are! A deliciously light choux pastry flavoured with mature cheddar. A warm pile of these delicious bites served on a large platter is all that...

Stuffed Baby Pumpkins

If you can find – or grow – some mini pumpkins (I was given some called ‘Hooligan’ last year; they were total thugs in the veg patch, but prolific and sweet and just the right size for this recipe). They...

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Feta and Bacon

This is a versatile dish – vegetarians can just omit the bacon, you can substitute blue or goat’s cheese for the feta and use spinach or broccoli instead of kale. It’s my autumn cardi in a bowl.

Pumpkin Gnocchi

These aren’t quite as firm as potato gnocchi, but soft, sweet and flavoursome, they make an unusual accompaniment, or can be served as a starter (with blue cheese sauce) for two.


Lucinda Hamilton creates some Profiteroles


Lucinda Hamilton creates some Lamingtons

Spiced Coffee Cake

Lucinda Hamilton makes a Spiced Coffee Cake

Marble Cake

Lucinda Hamilton creates a multicoloured Marble Cake

Mini Almond Victoria Sponge Cakes

Cake-baker extraordinaire and creator of Cocolicious cake company, Lucinda Hamilton, shares her deliciously different recipes for the perfect afternoon tea

Mini Fruit Tartlets

Lucinda Hamilton creates sone Mini Fruit Tartlets

Salmon and Asparagus Penne

This is so quick and easy, one of those impressive but effortless dishes to serve for a light supper/lunch. It can be made even more quickly if you use smoked salmon – just cut into strips (or use trimmings) and...

Warm Asparagus and New Potato Salad

This recipe is versatile, so if you do grow your own vegetables, add or substitute whatever salad crops you have ready for harvesting.

Ham Wrapped Asparagus with Cheese Sauce

I often make this dish with baby leeks, but it works so well with asparagus – and it’s much easier to cut! Makes a great starter.

Easy Cauliflower & Green Bean Curry

This simple curry makes a perfect spring family supper for meat eaters and vegetarians alike and is a great way of using up all those vegetables lurking in the bottom of the fridge. I like the combination of colours and...

Easter Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Cake

It’s lovely to have a cake in a tin for when all the family come home for Easter and this quick all in one version fits my current need for impact without too much hard work. I can even freeze...

All in One Chicken with New Potatoes & Peppers

This really is one of the quickest and easiest recipes so ideal for feeding families easily and quickly during the holidays. Everything goes into one pan and comes with its own delicious gravy – for younger children I just serve...

Christmas Chocolate Cake

Caroline Cowan makes a Chocolate Cake for Christmas

Mince Pies

Caroline Cowan makes some Christmas Mince Pies

Parmesan and Bacon Pancakes

Caroline Cowan creates Parmesan and Bacon Pancakes

Vanilla Cheesecake Glazed with Blueberries

Juliet Bidwell creates a Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberries

Upside Down Cherry & Almond Cake

Juliet Bidwell makes an Upside Down Cherry & Almond Cake

Rhubarb, Strawberry & Blueberry Crumble

Soft fruits are nutritious, versatile and completely delicious! Nothing signals the start of summer quite like the first homegrown strawberry, fragrant raspberry or freshly-picked juicy cherry.

Lamb Kebabs

Caroline Cowan creates some Lamb Kebabs, perfect for a Barbecue

Couscous Salad

Caroline Cowan makes a couscous salad

Pistachio and Rosewater Meringues served with Greek Yogurt and Rhubarb Compote

Caroline Cowan creates a different take on a Meringue.

Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom, Cider and Cream

Pork tenderloin is as tender and flavoursome as its name implies. It’s ideal sliced and simply pan-fried and works well with the traditional companion ingredients for pork – mushrooms, sage and cream

Roast Pork with Apple Mint Sauce

It’s when you try a classic roast pork joint that the difference in flavour and texture of the RBPC’s pork more than comes into its own. The aroma of the meat cooking will tell you that this is something special;...

Chinese Duck & Red Cherry Salad

This dish makes a perfect elegant yet simple summer supper with the complementary sweet and sour flavours that make crispy duck a perennial favourite at Chinese restaurants. Serve with a glass of chilled rosé

Cherry Chocolate Pots

These little pots have the texture of a crème brûlée – smooth and velvety but with a hit of dark chocolate. They are best made the day before then chilled overnight and served with cherries for dipping if you can’t...