Ginger Lemon Cordial

6 lemons 4 oranges 150g seedless grapes 3 cups clear honey (I used a jar) 75g ginger root 8 pints of water Wash the fruit and then grate off the rinds. Squeeze out the juice and put in the fridge. Put the rinds in a pan along with all the rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil and then simmer for an hour....

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Clare’s Pasta Tricolor

Method Grate garlic Chop a chilli Chop lemon basil and add to olive oil. Leave overnight for the flavours develop. Cook spaghetti until al dente then add the oil and serve.

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Sassy Sorrel Pesto

A gorgeous alternative to the classic basil pesto using fresh and zingy sorrel leaves. Ingredients 50g/2oz sorrel 30g/1oz parmesan, freshly grated 30g/1oz pine nuts, toasted 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 85ml/3fl oz olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Put the basil, parmesan, garlic and pine nuts...

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Turnip Syrup

Cut a small section from the bottom of the turnip so it stands up unaided. Cut the turnip in half and each half into four slices. Spread honey thickly on each slice and stick it back together. Place in a small bowl and drizzle two tablespoons on top. Cover with a cloth and leave overnight. Drink the syrup a teaspoon at a time for a...

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Zsu’s Lemon Basil Cordial

Heat together 300mls water and 20g sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool and add one sliced lemon and a good handful of lemon basil. Leave for two days strain and dilute with sparkling or still water and ice.  

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