Spring

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 …

Venison Carpaccio

We had great fun last season with the Wild Meat in a day Food Safari events. It’s popular and everyone seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. Ray Kent and Robert Gooch …

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is quite possibly one of Mr.P’s most favourite desserts. I remember making it for him shortly after we had met, I’m sure it must have sealed the …

Dingley Dell Pig Art; Pig Hash

It’s Farm Animal Welfare Week 2011 and what better way to celebrate than commissioning two local artists to paint a pig sty?! Well that is exactly what Mark Hayward from …

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