These moreish, light and crispy fritters are a fantastic way to use the humble cauliflower. I have simply sprinkled over some homemade cumin salt and they are ready to enjoy. They are a great pre-dinner snack (ideal for the Rugby World Cup).
It seems we have abandoned this great dish in favour of its Italian counterpart the risotto. Unlike risotto you don't have to stir it continuously, which is a great time-saver, and it will absorb any flavours you throw at it. I say bring back the pilaff: it is a wonderful and versatile dish.
This can be whipped up in minutes, showcasing seasonal produce in a sublime little pudding.
Potatoes are a favourite in all seasons but a touch of garlic and rosemary makes them something special.
This pie works brilliantly with frozen berries or fresh when in season. The tiny ruby-coloured fruit combined with fluffy meringue will explode in your mouth and fill you with warm memories of summers gone by.
Time to celebrate! The first locally grown asparagus has hit the market. It needs little introduction so I'm simply adding a mayonnaise to do the talking.
Frittata is quite simply an Italian omelette, quick to prepare and great for lunch or as a light dinner. The secret of a good frittata is to make it thinner rather than thicker, and to slightly undercook it.
I have so many memories of my time in Greece and in particular the many food stores selling these cheesy pies encased in wonderfully oily pastry. This is one of many I make time and time again.
I love these hot little balls of pink with their snowy white flesh.
Toasted garlicky bread smothered with flavours of summer is a perfect way to enjoy the season's magnificent produce.
Once you get confident with aubergines, you will realise how versatile and delicious they are. When stewed with tomatoes, the combination works as a base for many dishes. They can be partnered with grilled lamb chops, piled on bruschetta or baked with mozzarella on top.
This cake derives from North America and is a favourite of chef Alison Lambert. It is simple to prepare and full of fresh flavours of summer.
It may seem so simple that it is not worthy of a recipe, but I assure you that to do something so simple correctly is another matter. It all comes down to great ingredients, which will give you one of the most delicious snacks of your summer.
Peaches are fantastic at the moment and this simple tart highlights their wonderful aroma and flavour.
This salad is a wonderful change to the usual accompaniments served alongside your meal.
Greengage season is upon us and this is just another delicious way to celebrate them.
The combination of fresh plums, cooked into a scone and served warm with spiced sugar is a great way to start any day.
This tart is a true celebration of rustic French fare, simply made with lots of onions
Rhubarb is back and this cake is not only magical in taste but also in appearance.
Memories of Cornish pasties filled with all sorts of comforting fillings have inspired me to combine flavours from the garden with flavours from the paddock encased in flaky puff pastry - what else can I say?