Caprese and Corn Salad

Serves 6 For the dressing 4 tbsp red wine vinegar 100ml extra virgin olive oil 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp chopped parsley Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the salad 250g cherry tomatoes, washed (if they are large, slice in half) 4 to 5...

Chargrilled Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon Mayo

Makes 6 For the baste 2 tbsp olive oil 1 lemon, juice only 2 tsp chopped thyme Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 red onion, sliced into wedges 6 cherry tomatoes 2 medium courgettes, sliced 1 yellow pepper, roughly diced 1 red pepper, roughly diced 1 green pepper,...

Rice Salad with Mint Yoghurt

Serves 6 4 shallots, sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 celery stalks, sliced 120g frozen peas 2 tsp Madras curry blend 1 tsp turmeric 320g uncooked basmati rice 600ml boiling water Salt and freshly ground black pepper 5 radishes, sliced 5 tbsp natural yoghurt, to...

Raspberry and Strawberry Lemonade

For adults, if celebrating – use prosecco instead of sparkling water Makes 1 litre To make the syrup 200g raspberries and strawberries, washed, trimmed 200g caster sugar 250ml water 3 large lemons Ice, to serve 1 lemon, sliced, to decorate 600ml sparkling water To...

Muffuletta – Perfect for Picnic and Alfresco Dining

Makes 1 medium One of my favourites, a truly stylish Italian sambo! It keeps its shape and the joy is no extra containers with fillings and the likes to clutter up the picnic basket and more spaces for the homemade lemonade and prosecco! For the roasted vegetables 2...

Watermelon skewers

Makes 8 medium size skewers For the dressing 200g strawberries, washed and hulled 4 tbsp rum 3 tbsp icing sugar 50ml orange juice For the skewers 4 slices watermelon 200g feta 25 seedless red grapes 20 mint leaves, to thread 8 wooden or metal skewers or even long...