Pork chops and gooseberries

Pork and apple is the obvious flavour pairing but gooseberries work just as well, adding a lovely tanginess against the sweetness of the pork. The combination of the cider, thyme and mustard add a real depth of flavour to the gravy – great for mopping up roasted veg. This recipe serves 4. Pork and gooseberries recipe 4 pork chops…

Blueberry pancakes

These American style pancakes are light and fluffy and a treat for a weekend brunch served with lashings of maple syrup and crispy bacon, if you’re serving them the traditional way. They also work really well with banana and a sprinkling of cinnamon. I love them for dessert with ice cream and strawberries. 135g/4¾oz plain…

Courgette and anchovy pasta

For days when you just can’t face sweating over a big pot, this recipe is a winner. It’s super quick to throw together and packs a real punch with very few ingredients – the anchovy melts into the rich garlicky courgette sauce and the chilli flakes add a serious kick. For rock bottom days –…

Skinny blackberry ripple ice cream

This skinny ice cream is insane. Once you’ve made your first batch, you’ll be saying goodbye to shop bought. It gets its skinny by using Elmlea Double Light instead of traditional double cream. Elmlea is a dairy cream alternative, and is a blend of buttermilk and vegetable oils. Ice cream purists will be horrified, but for…

Pulled pork

This pulled pork recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch. It being slow cooked does mean for an early start, but throw the ingredients together, bung it in the oven and go back to bed as the smell of this melt in the mouth pork wafts through the house. Seriously good. I served it…

Meringue

I’ve always shied away from baking meringues fearing the worst – sloppy mixture; under baking; over baking – all very headache inducing! I gave this recipe a go and it worked a treat. The meringues were light, airy and melt in the mouth. This recipe made 14 individual meringues and also works for one big…