Fruit

  • 21 Mad for mangoes
    It's a fruity week this week as the mango gets its turn in the spotlight. A veritable gem of a fruit, the varieties are worth seeking out. You’ll easily find the standard green and red-tinged mangoes...

  • 22 Getting the kids to eat more fruit
    Fresh fruit offers one of the most delicious and refreshing forms of sweetness to be found, loaded with vitamins, fibre and natural raw sugars. Sadly though, given the choice, all too many modern kids...

  • 23 Panna cotta with strawberry compote
    Ingredients (makes 10) 3 gelatine leaves 1 vanilla pod 1ltr/1¾ pt double cream 135g/4¾oz caster sugar For the compote 250g/9oz strawberries, rinsed and hulled...

  • 24 Chef Orlando's red snapper with rum fruit salsa
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 small red snapper fillets Juice of 2 lemons or limes 4 tbsp Orlando’s Island Seasoning or proprietary green seasoning ½ cup virgin coconut oil or...

  • 25 Cinnamon bagels with fruit & oat compote
    Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 ripe pear, cored and diced 250g rhubarb, sliced 100g blackberries 25g caster sugar 2 tbsp oats 2 cinnamon and raisin bagels Method Place all...

  • 26 Apple tarte tatin
    Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 150g/5oz plain flour 125g/4½ oz caster sugar 150g/5oz butter 2 egg yolks Juice of 1 lemon 4-6 eating apples, peeled, cored and halved ...

  • 27 Cinnamon blueberry cake
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 175g/6oz unsalted butter, softened 175g/6oz caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten Pinch ground cinnamon 175g/6oz self-raising flour, sifted 2 tsp...

  • 28 Raspberry and blueberry champagne jellies
    Ingredients (Serves 6) 5 leaves gelatine 100ml/4fl oz elderflower cordial 500ml/18fl oz champagne or sparkling wine 75g/3oz raspberries 75g/3oz blueberries Method Cut the gelatine...

  • 29 Ingredient of the week: the humble plum
    Describing the flavour of a ripe plum is a very tricky thing as they vary so hugely depending on their variety, colour and origin. You’ll eat purple ones - the flesh the colour of a red grape - deep...

  • 30 Luscious Lollies
    INGREDIENTS 200g/7oz Carnation Condensed Milk Light 275g/10oz fresh fruit such as strawberries, rinsed and hulled 100ml/4fl oz fruit juice – a red coloured juice...

  • 31 Smoothie Rockets
    INGREDIENTS Red fruit layer 100g/4oz Carnation Condensed Milk Light 150g/5oz fresh or frozen summer fruits 3 tbsp cranberry juice Yellow fruit layer ...

  • 32 Warm baked victoria sponge with red berries and whipped cream
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 3 large eggs 100g golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling on top 70g plain flour 15g cornflour 20g melted butter To serve 600ml (1 pint) cream ...

  • 33 Ingredient of the week: cherries
    There are few fruits so full of colour, vibrancy and taste as the cherry. An explosive little gem, they pop purposefully when cooked, staining their surroundings. Choose firm fruit, exceptionally dark...

  • 34 Bramley apple and frangipane tart
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 275g/10oz ready-made sweet shortcrust pastry 250g/9oz Bramley apples Juice of 1 lemon 100g/4oz softened butter 100g/4oz golden caster sugar 1 large...

  • 35 Apple brown betty
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 800g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1cm pieces 75g soft dark brown sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 6 tbsp water 150g fresh blackberries...

  • 36 Deep purple wonders
    The damson is a variety of plum known as the ‘plum of Damascus’ and was originally cultivated in this area. The Romans brought these delicious, tart fruits to England – indeed they are...

  • 37 Eat your way to health: Basic tips on how to improve your health through good eating
    Holistic Health A healthy diet and lifestyle can not only help you feel better but may also boost the immune system and contribute to long term prevention of serious illness. From heart disease to diabetes,...

  • 38 The power of pomegranates
    You might have seen in the shops and supermarkets the increasing appearance of pomegranate juice. More popularly known in cocktails and Middle Eastern cookery, it has been fast making its way as a health...

  • 39 The summery sunshine fruit
    Cherries are at their juicy prime in July. There are few greater treats than a rustling brown paper bag stuffed with them, with the ever-present dilemma of where to spit the stones. They weren’t...

  • 40 Indulge in some sun-kissed strawberries
    These sweet relatives of the rose begin to peak in June. The varieties on the shelves of supermarkets up until then have little merit, lacking in the one ingredient so vital to their flavour – British...



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