Category Archives: Local food

3 of the best – my courgette recipes from Waitrose Weekend

In case you missed them in store, here are my 3 courgette recipes from last month’s Waitrose Weekend. In season Courgettes We are so used to cooking with Mediterranean ingredients arriving from somewhere in the world that they have become … Continue reading

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The pick of the crop at Penhurst farmers’ market this July..

I’ll be manning the information stand at Penshurst Farmers Market tomorrow Saturday 7th July where we’ll be celebrating the best of summer produce with a focus on local soft fruit, now at its very best. What better way than to … Continue reading

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June bursts out at Penshurst this weekend… and I’m cooking fish and asparagus

If May is anything to go by, flaming June will hopefully live up to its name. If it’s like the past few weeks, we may well be dodging thunderstorms but also enjoying some florious sunshine. Hopefully the June sun will … Continue reading

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Spring comes to Penshurst Farmers Market – my 10 top products to look out for this April

Well, as Sam Cooke sang way back in 1960, it’s been a long time coming but a change is going to come. And at last, with April’s farmers market at Penshurst just a day away, the sun has come out, … Continue reading

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Modern game: 3 simple recipes for pheasant, venison and wild boar

Here are the three game recipes I cooked at Penshurst Farmers Market today with the superb meat from regular stallholder at the market, Kieron’s Game. Sadly the weather wasn’t on our side so rain stopped play a little early but … Continue reading

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Three of the best: easy pumpkin and squash recipes for the whole family

  Last weekend saw the first of my new seasonal eating columns appear in Waitrose Weekend newspaper. Designed to highlight different ways to prepare a seasonal ingredient, either vegetable or fruit, the column will appear once a month with three … Continue reading

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Broad beans, peas, mackerel and strawberries – simple summer eating this June at the farmers’ market

The glorious weather we’ve been enjoying this May seems to be continuing into June and although the lack of rain is not so good for farmers and my garden with its newly planted hedges, it means dining al fresco is … Continue reading

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