There are some recipes that just scream the season it is, whether it is a winter warmer, seasonal spring vegetables, the autumn harvest or a cold recipe for a hot summer's day.
This pie is ABSOLUTELY the best meat pie I have ever had in my life! This recipe was found whilst I was on the train and found that somebody left it on the seat. So I took it. Then I made it. Thank you to who ever left it on the train! Sometimes, I just make the meat filling and serve with mashed potatoes.
A very thick and hearty soup with lentils, chickpeas, cannellini beans and a mixture of vegetables. Delicious and vegan.
These lemon squares are so gooey they are almost like lemon curd. Easy to make and wonderfully delicious.
The lamb shanks are slow-cooked in a generous amount of red wine. This is best served with the sauce juices poured over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, risotto or even soft polenta.
This is my comforting version of Shepherd's Pie that my whole family loves! It is amazing that such a simple dish can be so good.
Chicken pie is a favourite with my kids just like it has always been a favourite of mine. This is a creamy version with mushrooms and leeks topped with puff pastry.
I have given so many people this recipe - substitute any fruits for the apple and if you don't have time to pre-cook it - just slice it finely and then add a little more sugar if it is a "tart" fruit (rhubarb, granny smith apples, some types of stonefruit, etc). Quick, easy, and foolproof! Great to bake in the oven whilst the main course is cooking.
Sliced strawberries are coated with a strawberry jam glaze, arranged on a tart shell, chilled and served with whipped cream. A lovely and simple barbecue or picnic dessert that kids and adults will love.
This is a great, foolproof way of making a spread which usually curdles if you look at it. It is ready literally in minutes. Eat spread on fresh bread or warm toast or use in pies and tarts.
It's the best potato and leek soup I've ever had. A modification of a recipe I first tried at my dear friend Sonja's house.