Fried Plaice with Tomato Sauce

This simple dish is perennially popular with children. It works equally well with lemon sole or dabs, which do not need skinning, or fillets of haddock and whiting. Preparation time: …

Braised Lettuce and Peas

This light vegetable dish is based in the classic French method of braising peas with lettuce and spring onions in butte, and is delicious served with grilled fish or duck. …

Fresh Fruit Salad

Oranges are an essential ingredient for a successful and refreshing fruit salad, which can include any fruit in season. A colorful combination takes just minutes to make. Preparation time: 6 …

Crispy Cabbage

Like so many brassicas, cabage is lovely when crisp, horrible when soggy. In this recipe the balance is just right, and the result goes very well with pork or ham. …

Individual Rhubarb Crumbles

When making fruit crumble, you have a great opportunity to turn a treat dessert into a valuable source of nutrients. So instead of loading your fruit with sugar and making …

Couscous with Halloumi

Very often couscous is considered a side dish. Here, it plays a leading role and is topped with griddled sliced courgettes and halloumi, a mild cheese from Cyprus. Preparation time: …

Spicy Bean Pate

This makes a good starter for a Mexican-style meal and is a good vegetarian alternative to other pates. It’s very versatile – serve with Spiced pitta chips, as a filling …

Mushroom and Walnut Pate

Dried mushrooms are available in most supermarkets – either bags of mixed mushrooms or porcinl. These will keep for a few months and so are a handy store-cupboard staple – …

Warm Salad Of Ham And New Potatoes

With a lightly spiced nutty dressing, this warm salad is as delicious as it is fashionable, and an excellent choice for a casual summer supper with friends. Preparation time: 3 …