Blackcurrant, Pistachio and Verbena Tartlets

We will soon be into the blackcurrant season so if you can lay your hands on some (you could use frozen), you might try combining them with the fragrant, citrus flavour of lemon verbena. If you can’t get hold of … Continue reading

Asparagus Patch Soup

Serves 6    Ingredients 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 large onion, chopped 250g floury potato, peeled and cubed 350g asparagus, rinsed l500ml vegetable stock 1 lemon, juice only sea salt and black pepper 1 rasher of bacon (optional)   Method In … Continue reading

‘Canned’ Red Peppers

  This is an incredibly useful recipe. It is simple to prepare and everyone loves it for lunch with some halloumi or feta cheese and fresh bread to mop up the juices. The prepared peppers have the silky smooth texture … Continue reading

Beetroot, Blood Orange & Carrot Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to make while we still have blush oranges in the shops. This is not so much a recipe as an idea for a beautiful breakfast drink. As the three main ingredients go together very well, … Continue reading

Ampleforth Apple Cake

Joan made this delicious cake following a trip to the Ampleforth apple orchard in October, but it can be made at any time with some tart English apples.     Makes ten generous slices. Ingredients: 4 eggs 150g caster sugar … Continue reading

Timothy Taylor Landlord Cake

It’s just the weather to hunker down and make Joan’s Landlord Cake.  It’s dead easy and uses Timothy Taylor’s Landlord for a lovely moist cake singing with spices. Makes 24 pieces Ingredients: 75g raisins 75g sultanas 75g currants 75g dates, … Continue reading

Chestnut, Cranberry and Mushroom Roulade

This recipe is fabulous to eat freshly made or to prepare in advance and freeze. It is perfect for those unexpected Christmas guests and even better if one of them is a vegetarian. Most people think it is some kind … Continue reading

Homemade pork sausages with lentils

Everyone loves a sausage but most ready-made sausages contain wheat and other cereals which can be a problem for some people. Make them yourself and you can leave out the cereals and keep the fat content down by choosing lean … Continue reading

Baked plums with elderberry honey and almond crackle

Another lovely but simple dish from our recipe writer Joan Ransley who made this after visiting and collecting plums at the Church Orchard, Addingham. You can read more about the orchard in Joan’s article in the Yorkshire Post. If you … Continue reading

Aubergine, quinoa, feta and fresh herbs

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 aubergines cooking salt olive oil 200g quinoa 2 tbsp pine nuts 100g cherry tomatoes 1 tbsp chopped chives 1 tbsp chopped parsley 150g feta cheese sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to garnish Method Preheat … Continue reading

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