Seasonal

  • 1 Sloe-ly does it: Distill your own sloe gin at home
    With the festive season fast approaching, it's time to stock up your drinks' cabinet with winter warmers.If you fancy a bold, fruity spirit then sloe gin might just be the...

  • 2 Make your pumpkin a party centrepiece with Halloween recipes
    Pumpkins are the go-to image for each years harvest. Big, beautiful and round they represent the very best of the autumn crop.We all know its use as a scary Jack-O'-Lantern...

  • 3 Halloween: The trick to making treats
    With the approaching release of Pippa Middleton's new book, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends, we've been inspired to get into the party spirit by making our...

  • 4 Mushroom recipes: Make your cooking seasonal
    Mushrooms are in season. And they are the perfect meat-free addition to any meal, as well as adding depth to dishes without the high calories of a steak.Packed full of...

  • 5 The best of great British tomatoes
    Tomatoes have become a staple in the store cupboard and feature in an endless range of recipes, whether you toss them chopped into a salad or layer them on crisp...

  • 6 Brilliantly British: Berries, bangers and beef
    With all the patriotic buzz surrounding this year's Olympics and Diamond Jubilee, there has been no better time to celebrate British food. The annual national celebration, British Food Fortnight, has...

  • 7 Pheasant with saupiquet sauce
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 50g/2oz butter Splash sunflower oil 4 pheasant breasts 4 pheasant legs 4 tbsp flour 1 tsp salt For the saupiquet sauce 1 medium banana shallot, peeled and...

  • 8 Grilled venison and green sauce sandwich
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 anchovies in olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped Zest of ½ lemon Freshly ground black pepper 150ml/¼pt red wine 600g/1¼lb venison fillet...

  • 9 British asparagus and pea risotto
    Ingredients (Serves 2) 600ml chicken or vegetable stock 25g butter 4 spring onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped ½ green chilli, de-seeded and chopped finely 150g Riso...

  • 10 Family feasts with Sarah Raven
    Food for friends and family is a seasonal guide to entertaining throughout the year packed with recipes to satisfy friends, relations, grown-ups and little ones alike. It has everything from...

  • 11 Ingredient of the week: Blackcurrants
    These shiny black baubles are in full swing come July and August. So sharp they’ll make you squint your eyes and slap your knees, cooked down with a spoonful of...

  • 12 Ingredient of the week: Jersey Royals
    The ultimate in new potatoes, Jersey Royals are at their best when simply boiled in salted water with a few mint leaves, before being rolled in melted butter and sprinkled...

  • 13 Ingredient of the week: Parsnips
    What was once England's staple root vegetable has now been rather eclipsed by the potato. But it still has myriad uses in the kitchen and is a firm family favourite...



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