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Pork, Cranberry, Orange and Cointreau Tarts

Pork, Cranberry, Orange and Cointreau Tarts

Makes 18 medium or 24 small These tarts are perfect to serve as the festive season rolls in. Easy to make with the minimum fuss as you can take short cuts with ready rolled pastry and make the filling to freeze ahead of time. I used Seville Orange Marmalade Jelly for the glaze made by … Continue reading

Thai style Tomato & Chili Jam

Thai style Tomato & Chili Jam

I make a batch of this versatile relish every Christmas for canapés , cheeseboards and spicing up leftovers ! It’s a lovely hot spicy sweet concoction that is as good in a fried egg sandwich or on a gorgeous cheese board. This jam was featured in the Sugar Club Cookbook by Kiwi chef Peter Gordon … Continue reading

Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Elderflower jam

Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Elderflower jam

I love making small batches of preserves when I have ripe fruit in the garden. Jam making this way is easy, stress free, and an incredibly satisfying hour of creativity. My gooseberry bushes were re-sited this year and I thought the trauma would kill the yield. In fact they actually they blossomed in their new … Continue reading

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia When I was at Hunts Hill Farm Shop there was a magnificent basket of newly laid duck eggs. Larger than normal and just laid, a few had to be mine. I bought half a dozen unsure where they would end up; a cake had been on the cards. With … Continue reading

Butternut Squash & Feta Pie

Butternut Squash & Feta Pie

I wrote this recipe to accompany as article I wrote for Essence Magazine about the Plough Inn in Coldharbour near Dorking in Surrey. They have some pies on their seasonal menu and also to sell in their small but perfectly stocked village shop. Sometimes pie fillings for me are a bit gloopy so I decided … Continue reading

Spiced Granola

Spiced Granola

I always have a big glass jar of this granola in my kitchen. Made with honey,nuts seeds and oats it’s perfect for breakfast. At Christmas, I like to add cranberries instead of sultanas or apricots and mixed spice instead of cinnamon. But this is one of those recipes that provided you stick to the measurements … Continue reading

Fresh Raspberry, Pistachio and Almond Tart

Fresh Raspberry, Pistachio and Almond Tart

This is a version of a recipe I use a lot with different fruit (such as figs, pears, blueberries) as it is so versatile. This works better with really fruity jam and its worth using an extra jam like Jam Packed with at at least 45% fruit content. Once you have the basic recipe sorted … Continue reading