Breakfasts

blueberry compote recipe

Rose petal and blueberry compote

"Serve warm or chilled with Greek yoghurt, porridge or muesli; orchard fruits or summer berries simmered in sugar with vanilla pods, cinnamo...

Lunches

herby ricotta and rocket roulades

Herby ricotta and rocket roulades

This is a quick and a bit different lunch. It’s especially quick if you make the dressing the day before, and you adopt the sort of manufact...

Salads

Starters

duck liver pate recipe

It’s-a-doddle duck liver pâté

The other evening we had an extraordinary dinner. A cousin of mine – almost my twin in age – came for supper with the Chief Taster and mysel...

Mains

Desserts

chocolate delice recipe

A Chocolate Delice fit for Cupid

I was lucky enough to go on one of the fabulous courses at The Woodspeen Restaurant. This particular course was one aimed to produce a take-...

Drinks

fine and dandy cocktail recipe

Fine and Dandy Cocktail

I regularly meet with a girlfriend for an escape day...or even a weekend. They are justified as a sort of 'sanity retention' exercise, and o...

Canapes

herby ricotta and rocket roulades

Herby ricotta and rocket roulades

This is a quick and a bit different lunch. It’s especially quick if you make the dressing the day before, and you adopt the sort of manufact...