The Spring months of March, April and May see the days get longer and warmer. While the first tender Spring vegetables, such as peas and leeks, make wonderful soups and broths.
The hotter days and long evenings of the Summer months, June, July and August are right for lighter meals and salads, cooked or eaten outside in the garden or on picnics.
Autumn is a time of bright colours and deep flavoured ingredients. It is also a great time during September, October and November to make jams and preserves with ripe fruit.
Comfort and heart-warming foods for feasts, those with a bit of 'luxury' sprinkled on top, are best eaten in the colder Winter months of December, January and February.
Ideal recipes for sweets, treats and presents. Recipes for those with a sweet tooth wanting a store of treats made out of natural ingredients and methods.
Wonderful old fashioned, traditional, regional and modern recipes for cakes and biscuits. These recipes are easy to bake for any season of the year or for any occasion.
There is nothing finer than eating a slice of freshly baked home-made bread. Contrary to popular belief a great bread is neither difficult to make, expensive, nor time consuming.
Some jam and preserve recipes can be made in as quick as 20 minutes, needing no specialist equipment, while others take longer to make, to preserve the delicate fruit flavours.
Pies, pasties and savoury snacks can be particularly welcome when you are in a hurry. Here you can make traditional, modern and regional variations on famous recipes
Modern cooking methods suit these three types of recipes. Many of these rice, pasta and salad dishes are easy to cook, or quick to prepare, and are enjoyed by nearly everyone.
These wonderfully tasting vegetarian recipes use only the best ingredients. All of these meat-free dishes are full of flavour and come highly recommended.
These recipes can either start or complement a meal. In this section are versatile dishes which can enhance any occasion or become a light meal in their own right.
The Main Course is a substantial meal, perfect for two or more people. Here you can plan for family, friends or guests at a dinner party with these classical and modern recipes.
Wonderful recipes for Desserts and Puddings. Traditional, classical, modern, and regional recipes for the end of the meal, or for an indulgent treat with friends and family.
From summer drinks to winter warmers, from the classics to new ideas. Here you can find great authentic drink and cocktail recipes from the medieval period up to modern day.
This section deals with understanding the correct techniques of food preparation and the methods employed by skilled professionals in making classic recipes.