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Hunts Hill Farm and Farm Shop

Hunts Hill Farm and Farm Shop

Normandy Common Lane, Normandy, Guildford, GU3 2AP The upside: Hand reared free-range meat on a Surrey Farm The downside: Larger joints of meat must be ordered in advance The flipside: You can buy direct from the farm shop if you miss a market There is nothing quite as British or evocative as the aroma of … 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

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop, Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD The upside: A historic pub bought back to life in a thriving community The downside: Purely selfish; but its a hike from where I live The flipside: A perfect feel good destination in the heart of Surrey A 17th century Inn with its own … Continue reading

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper and Butterbean Dip

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper and Butterbean Dip

Vegan and full of smoky punchy flavours this dip is wonderful served alongside  Farretti bakery breadsticks with pre-dinner drinks . I used freshly roasted peppers that I skinned and deseeded but a tin of smoked Piquillo peppers (well drained) would work well in their place. Download a print friendly pdf of the recipe smoky red … Continue reading

Spiced Chicken and Spinach Tray-bake

Spiced Chicken and Spinach Tray-bake

There is nothing better for a midweek meal that throwing a load of chopped veggies in a tray with some seasoning. Ever since reviewing Sarah Lazell’s lovely spice mixes I have been adding the mixes she kindly gave me into lots of the dishes I have been cooking. And to great effect! We served this … Continue reading

Beetroot salad with lemon oil and pomegranate dressing

Beetroot salad with lemon oil and pomegranate dressing

Sadly I have nearly come to the end of my home-grown beetroot!  I cooked a few of my precious crop the other day and left them peeled, chopped and ready to go in the fridge. Lunch arrived so I chucked in some other cooked veggies left over from a couple of meals, and in a … Continue reading

Little Barn Café

Little Barn Café

Stacey’s Farm, Thursley Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6DG The upside: Creative cooking using some lovely local produce too! The downside: The café is shut on Mondays and just from 10.00am-2.30pm on Sundays. The flipside: One of the most delicious and unusual menus for a small café in the county! If you want a gorgeous … Continue reading

Kale and Smoked Garlic Pesto

Kale and Smoked Garlic Pesto

I have grown kale for the first time this year and it’s a roaring success. From the minute I planted the seeds in my greenhouse this super-food took off (literally). Seedlings emerged after three days and four weeks later I planted them into a raised bed. Just two weeks later  I started to pick baby … Continue reading

Blueberry and Cashew Bars

Blueberry and Cashew Bars

When the ‘Hemsley and Hemsley’ book was published we all fell in love with their avocado cheesecake and spiralised veg to replace noodles.  I bought their book based on the avocado and lime cheesecake recipe that appeared on their twitter feed one afternoon. Intensely green, it looked wonderful. My dinner guests agreed and I couldn’t … Continue reading