Summer Recipes

Almond Cake (Gluten Free)

Almond Cake (Gluten Free)

Delicious with a nice pot of tea or dress it up with a dollop of crème fraiche and serve it as a tasty after dinner dessert.

 

Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

Delicious accompaniment to courgette and spinach fritters.

Blackberry Wine

Blackberry Wine

This simple fruit wine recipe is a great way to try brewing for the first time!

Broccoli and Stilton Flan

Broccoli and Stilton Flan

For Speed and Simplicity - use a good store bought ready made pastry. But if you feel like a challenge the recipe includes how to make you own pastry.

Carol's Marrow Pickle

Carol's Marrow Pickle

Similar in style to an Indian lime pickle, this preserve gives amazing flavour to all those courgettes and marrows that are so abundant in summer.

Carol's Summer Vegetable Chutney

Carol's Summer Vegetable Chutney

A delicious way to preserve the flavours of summer for the whole year.

Chicken curry & raita

Chicken curry & raita

This chicken curry can be easily adapted, like it spicy? Add a chilli! Want to use up that broccoli you've had in the fridge all week? Throw it in too! Adding more veg will make it go further and be that little bit healthier too.

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

A classic coleslaw recipe with lots of possible variations to fit whatever you've got in the kitchen cupboard.

Courgette, Pea and Mint Fritters

Courgette, Pea and Mint Fritters

Serve these easy fritters with lemon wedges, dill yoghurt and a light leaf salad for a quick lunch or snack.

Elderflower, Blackberry and Rose Poached Pears

Elderflower, Blackberry and Rose Poached Pears

Poaching the pears in apple juice laced with elderflower and blackberries is utterly delicious and low in sugar and fat. The rosewater is optional and best for those who enjoy floral flavours.

Homemade Burgers

Homemade Burgers

BBQ season is here! Why not try making your own burgers? Using good quality locally produced meat means your are supporting local farmers and eating better too!

Meringues

Meringues

You can't beat homemade meringue! Try with the first of the seasons strawberries or raspberries topped with whipped cream.

Pea & Mint Mash

Pea & Mint Mash

Delicious accompaniment to courgette and spinach fritters.

Rhubarb Streusel Bars

Rhubarb Streusel Bars

Yet another great way to use rhubarb! These squares are perfect for a picnic.

Roasted Tomatoes and Courgettes

Roasted Tomatoes and Courgettes

This is a simple dish with sweet, warm flavours. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook. When I have gluts of tomatoes and courgettes I make up big trays of this sauce and freeze it or use it for different dishes over the next few days. It makes a great a pasta sauce, warm salad or filling for sandwiches.

Seared Courgettes with Lemon and Soy Sauce

Seared Courgettes with Lemon and Soy Sauce

Pan-seared courgettes with lemon and soy sauce.

Smashed Courgette Paste

Smashed Courgette Paste

A simple but effective (and delicious!) way to use up the summer abundance of courgettes and marrows.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

The classic Italian meal

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

A preserve recipe for a simple fruit jam, plus top tips on sterilising your jars and the use of 'pectin'.