Summer

Confit Duck Legs with Potato, Samphire and Broad Bean Salad and Warm Bacon Dressing

I use a lot of French cooking techniques in my kitchen and write about them too. They’re basically the foundations of my skills and what I have learnt over the …

Tomato and Red Pepper Gazpacho with Buffalo Mozzarella

You can’t beat a delicious chilled fresh gazpacho. OK, so I know it has been done many times and a few of you might click away from this recipe, but …

Roasted Ruby Beetroot Ricotta with Pan-fried Asparagus and Broad Bean Salad

This recipe celebrates early summer and light eating and it is not only pretty to look at but pretty tasty to eat too! I very much enjoy eating and cooking …

Strawberry and Elderflower Cordial

Elderflowers are absolutely everywhere and when we’re driving along the country lanes I cannot help myself spotting them and constantly saying out loud “Another, and another, wow look at the …

Smoked Prawn Bisque with Tempura Asparagus and Prawns

We buy most of our smoked fish products from the wonderful Pinney’s of Orford. We love the quality of their products and the whole ethos of how they run their …

Home-made Salami

Hmmm, I’m sitting here toying with my thoughts and deciding whether or not I should give my secret away. OK, so it’s not really a secret as most of the …

Wicked Bitter Chocolate Cake with Real Ale Ice Cream

This wicked chocolate cake is dark, gooey and rich, and utterly delicious! The real ale ice cream is a perfect accompaniment as the natural bitterness of the ale cuts through …

Beetroot Soup with Horseradish Cream

Beetroot is one of the much-loved vegetables in our household, and consequently, we often cook with it and our menus frequently feature beetroot in various guises. Ruby, golden or candy-striped …

Baked Loganberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Sublime, delicious, tasty, extraordinary… these are words that customers use to describe my cheesecakes. I have a cheesecake for all seasons and this one is my peak summer favourite. I …

Pan-fried Hake with Fennel Confit and Dry Sherry Sauce

Delicious pan-fried hake with crispy golden brown skin and well seasoned with sea salt. Mmmm, that sounds good to me! When we go to restaurants (which I must say does …

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