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It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.
Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.
Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.
A revived British classic
Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.
With an abundance of apples being harvested, what better way to use your bounty than with this autumnal cinnamon apple pie.
‘Leo’s all time family favourite, the humble but delicious pie, mash, veg and gravy…’
‘Veg going mouldy… easy… turn them into a warming soup!’
Now this is an after dinner treat. Picked by mum and dad at local farms and maybe neighbours houses — it’s the perfect after dinner treat.
Food-for-free and foraging is the way. A diverse recipe to make your own rosehip syrup. Full of vitamins and goodness, try with yogurt or even rice pudding.
‘Here’s a dish that you can’t really mess up, it’s a super easy, tasty, family breakfast, full of everything you need to start the weekend.’
‘The sauce is amazing! Any recipe with a sauce from WDC you need to try! But, this one is a little trickier, so cook it as a show stopper for friends or family you want to impress!’
‘Oh! Love cauliflower cheese. But this is an Italian cauliflower cheese…”
‘Loads of sauce and loads of flavour. Here’s an inexpensive and tasty winter warmer that will satisfy the whole family without breaking the bank.’
‘There’s still time to make tasty after dinner treats before Christmas. Here’s a quick and easy alternative to the classic mince pie…’