Spring

Pan-Fried Gurnard with Spicy Sausage and Lentils

Who would have thought that we would still be enduring snow in March? With this cold and very confusing weather my thoughts turn to hearty dishes with bags of flavour. …

Baked Butternut Squash and Chickpea Falafels

I am fond of butternut squash and have featured many recipes on this website that include it. I suppose my love for all squashes and pumpkins comes from my mother. …

Confit Salmon, Pickled Ginger Celeriac, Haricot Beans

Boys and their toys!! OK I have to confess I also like kitchen tools, especially ones that do something slightly clever and out of the ordinary. Mr.P and the chefs …

Crème Caramel with Brandied Sultanas, Pine Nuts and Thyme

Spring has sprung, and finally we had rain. The grass is green and the bracken is starting to come through. I have finally spotted some elderflowers in the hedgerows today …

White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake, Ginger Brittle and Rhubarb

The outdoor rhubarb season is in full swing. Piers from High House Farm Suffolk is supplying us with the most glorious rhubarb. We worked hard this season to build the …

Cheddar, Apple and Pickle Pasties

With a few warmer days thoughts turn to picnics and informal outside dining. Steve has been busy preparing for our famous grazing platters and made these cute dinky cheddar, apple …

Koeksisters

Earlier this month when I was challenged to cook for South African rugby players the nerves set in and to be honest I grabbed the phone and called my mother. …

Minty Coconut Chocolate Ice Morsels

As a child I loved coconut ice; the best bit was making it with my mum. She liked baking and it was one activity we could do together. Balancing work …

Rhubarb Champagne Blancmange

It’s rhubarb season; my highlight of the culinary seasonal calendar. I have a few new rhubarb recipes up my sleeve but am slightly concerned that you all might get a …

Pecan, Date and Honey Savarin, Honeycomb, Yoghurt Sorbet

Mothers day is fast approaching, where is the year going?? Not so long ago I was making Christmas puddings and now we are planning puddings for mothers day. Crazy when …

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