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Lyme Bay Winery Mead Spritzer
Mead gets a makeover in this sweet, tart and effervescent cocktail which captures the honeyed days of summer
Blue cheese spring tart recipe by Emily Scott
Emily Scott recommends using Helford Blue in this glorious spring tart from her cookbook Time & Tide
Nettle soup
Forage for stinging nettles and wild garlic then reap the rewards in this vibrant soup packed full of nutrients, minerals and vitamins
Barbecued leg of lamb
The zesty marinade for this butterflied leg of lamb is perfect for spring
Spinach pancakes
Flip the traditional pancake on its head with a stack of these savoury pancakes topped with runny eggs and smoked harissa yogurt
Ultimate pancakes
Clarified butter is crucial for achieving crisp edges on these chef's-kiss pancakes
Savoury bread and butter pudding recipe
Camembert and caramelised onion put a savoury spin on this comforting side dish
Trifle dessert
Can't resist the call of a trifle dessert on Christmas? Try this version which flips the trad trifle on its head
Butter curry
Put leftover Christmas turkey to delicious use in this aromatic curry
Cornish clotted cream and mince pie ice cream
Serve a generous scoop of this seasonal ice cream with your fave festive pud
Make-ahead gravy recipe
Having a few meat options on the table for Christmas lunch? This gravy works deliciously well with turkey, goose or beef
Dark chocolate truffles
Delight a chocolate fiend this Christmas with a box of these decadent, easy-to-make truffles
Christmas biscotti
A batch of these chocolate-dipped festive biscotti would go down a treat as a homemade pressie
The Nutcracker cake
Rustle up this festive cake from Exploding Bakery's new cookbook Bake It. Slice It. Eat It. and wait for the compliments to roll in
Espresso Martini syrup
You don't even need an espresso machine to create this delish coffee-spiked syrup
Mama Hun cocktail recipe from Flute Seafood Café & Bar
Haven't had a chance to visit Flute, Bath's new seafood cafe and bar? Recreate this fan-favourite cocktail from the bar for a taste of what to expect
Pheasant ragu
This rich ragu stirred through tagliatelle and sprinkled with parmesan is a game-changer
The Real Cure chorizo jam, homemade food and drink gifts
Whip up this glorious jam for Christmas gifting or as a bombshell addition to your own festive cheeseboard
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