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Recipe: Spring onion fritters

Recipe: Spring onion fritters

Spring onion fritters Serves 4

Watercress, apple and walnut salad with salad cream

Watercress, apple and walnut salad with salad cream

This salad is perfectly in tune with the oncoming warmer weather. However, I have added a British-inspired dressing to add a bit of decadence.

Recipe: Pear tart

Recipe: Pear tart

I love to cook pears and I love pears included in my puddings. This tart is simple, rustic and divine. It will work beautifully throughout the year with all varieties of fruit.

Recipe: Green risotto

Recipe: Green risotto

Risotto is pretty much a one pot-meal, easy on the pocket and so versatile. I was looking at my vege patch and saw a lot of healthy green vegetables and herbs, resulting in this nourishing risotto.

Recipe: Poached pears with saffron, ginger and cardamom

Recipe: Poached pears with saffron, ginger and cardamom

Pears are still readily available and this fragrant method of poaching adds a wonderful Middle Eastern flavour. I like to serve them with creamy strained yoghurt.

Roasted yam and barley salad

Roasted yam and barley salad

This salad is great as the humble ingredients used add texture and of course the flavours work together beautifully.

Swede, thyme and almond soup

Swede, thyme and almond soup

Swedes are readily available and very economical. This soup surprises even the most unimpressed swede consumers. The swede becomes creamy and silky, and the thyme and almonds bring it all together.

Apple cake

Apple cake

I like this cake as the layers of sweet, moist apples adds a wonderful fresh texture.

Carrot, almond and curd cheesecake

Carrot, almond and curd cheesecake

To some, this may seem odd, but this combination of sweet juicy carrots and creamy curds makes for a refreshing creamy cheesecake.

Pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin cookies

It is pumpkin season at the moment. so why not try making these delicious cookies.

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