Summer

  • Strawberry soufflés

    Strawberry soufflés

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tbsp butter 4 large free-range egg whites 125g/4½oz caster sugar 4 tbsp Bonne Maman Strawberry Conserve 1 tbsp icing sugar,…

  • Sea bass ceviche

    Sea bass ceviche

    Ingredients (serves 2 as a starter) 1 fillet of sea bass, skin removed 1 red chilli ½ red onion, sliced as thinly as possible 1 lime 1 small bunch…

  • First aid for summer-damaged hair

    First aid for summer-damaged hair

    Summer sunshine may be good for the spirit, but it isn't always so good for the body. In particular, unless you usually have greasy hair, the chances…

  • Greengage jam recipe

    Greengage jam recipe

    Ingredients (makes 1 jar)500g ripe greengages400g sugar70ml water1tsp vanilla extractMethod Stone the fruit and poach in the water for about 30…

  • Sirloin steak paillards

    Sirloin steak paillards

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 sirloin steaks, each 200-250g/7-9oz and 1-1.5cm/½-¾in thick, trimmed of all fat and silver skinExtra virgin olive oilSea…

  • Watch out for bug bites!

    Watch out for bug bites!

    Some people seem to have a natural insect repellent and never suffer from bug bites, while others only have to step into the garden in the summer and…

  • Helen Graves’ jerk chicken recipe

    Helen Graves’ jerk chicken recipe

    Ingredients 1.5 tablespoons allspice berries, freshly ground80g dark packed brown sugar2 teaspoons molasses4 garlic cloves1 tablespoon thyme leaves1…

  • Fresh ideas for hot days

    Fresh ideas for hot days

    Even Jane Austen, that most genteel of English ladies, complained that the hot weather kept her “in a continual state of inelegance.” It's…

  • Flying beauty tips

    Flying beauty tips

    If you're lucky enough to be heading off for an exotic holiday this summer, the chances are that it's preceded by a plane journey, maybe even quite a…

  • Tired legs: make time for massage

    Tired legs: make time for massage

    There's nothing like taking long walks on the beach, either wading the shallow salt-water or on the sand, to relax and tone your legs. But when the…

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