JUST SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE RECIPES…

A collection of our favourite recipes from over the years, some we made up, some classics in our own style and several begged from people who have come on courses bearing lushious goodies for lunch!

All are vegan (or can be made vegetarian if you desire), lots are also wheat free…enjoy!

MAIN COURSE …

WISTERIA AND FENNEL SALAD WITH ORANGE DRESSING
WISTERIA AND FENNEL SALAD WITH ORANGE DRESSINGcolouful and tasty...
Be careful when selecting flowers, not all are edible, but wisteria are a tasty sweet addition early in the summer, always ensure you remove the stem, just use the petals.
MEDITERRANEAN SALAD
MEDITERRANEAN SALADPerfect made ahead of time...
You will love this roasted vegetable salad infused with Mediterranean herb flavours, one of my Auntie Beryls signature dishes and very popular when ever we serve it!
WARM ROASTED FENNEL & AUBERGINE SALAD
WARM ROASTED FENNEL & AUBERGINE SALADServe hot or cold...
I must admit to loving a warm salad on a mizzly day – all the better chilled if its burning hot summer sun the next day too!
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND PEARL BARLEY SALAD
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND PEARL BARLEY SALADServe hot or cold...
Butternut squash, olives and sundried tomatoes in a mustard and basalmic vinagrette with pearl barley – must try this with buckwheat think it would be lovely!
SPIRAL SPUDS
SPIRAL SPUDSFun way to add spuds to the BBQ...
So simple, so effective and so much fun!
ROASTED RED PEPPERS STUFFED WITH FENNEL
ROASTED RED PEPPERS STUFFED WITH FENNELAn impressive dish, simple and quick to prepare in advance...
Effective colour combinations are always a winner and fennel bulbs led themselves to these pretty little heartshaped peppers for a really hearty side or main dish.
HUMMUS IN MANY WAYS ...
HUMMUS IN MANY WAYS ...What could be better than hummus to brighten up a summer salad
This recipe can be adapted and made with many different flavours, there is a secret ingredient that makes it fluffy and light.
BREADHOGS
BREADHOGSOk so this is just my basic bread recipe, but there are so many variations, Hogs being just one!
Basic bread recipe, you choose how you shape and flavour it…
LENTIL & BEETROOT SALAD
LENTIL & BEETROOT SALADTasty and very good for you, lentils are all the better for a lift of summery ingredients and herbs
A very substatial salad, make a ahead and add the herbs before serving.
CAULIFLOWER & BROCOLLI WITH WILD RICE
CAULIFLOWER & BROCOLLI WITH WILD RICEA good hot dish on a winters day.
Works well as a side or main feature of a meal – wild rice adds a nuttiness to this substantial dish.
MUM'S CHICKPEA CASSEROLE
MUM'S CHICKPEA CASSEROLEA real childhood memory for me, still love it as much as ever.
Freezes well and yes you really do need all those onions, its not wrong!
THE OLD KENNELS SIGNATURE ROSEMARY ROAST SPUDS
THE OLD KENNELS SIGNATURE ROSEMARY ROAST SPUDSSo simple I feel embarrased putting them on a website...but so often asked how they are done!
Couldnt be easier and I think, always enjoyed.
THE OLD KENNELS GLUTEN FREE SEEDED BUCKWHEAT BREAD
THE OLD KENNELS GLUTEN FREE SEEDED BUCKWHEAT BREADGluten Free and gorgeous toasted for breakfast with homemade marmalade or warm with soup
Simple to make and freezes well.
WINTER RED SLAW
WINTER RED SLAWColourful winter salad
Keeps weel in the fridge if you make the day before and doesn’t loose any of its colour or crispness.
OTTOLENGHIS RADISH AND BROADBEAN SALAD
OTTOLENGHIS RADISH AND BROADBEAN SALADWhen you are only making one salad its got to be an Ottolenghi!
Oh … that moment when someone walks in with an Ottolenghi radish & broadbean salad in a handmade stoneware bowl (thats they also made themselves!) as their lunch contribution

PUDDINGS …

OATY RHUBARB CRUMBLE WITH SWEET CISELY
OATY RHUBARB CRUMBLE WITH SWEET CISELYServe warm or cold, with custard or icecream...
So many variations, add strawberries or gooseberries, pears and sweeten naturally with herbs. Also a recipe to use up the left overs as a cake, but I admit, I rather like to add oat milk and have the left overs as porridge for breakfast…amazing!
LUSHIOUS LEMON CAKE (vegan)
LUSHIOUS LEMON CAKE (vegan)This flax based version of the traditional cake actually feels quite good for you (if you disregard the other ingredients!)
Soft, moist and squashy, also freezes incredibly well for unexpected guests or to use one slice at a time in your lunch box.
SPICED APPLE CAKE (Vegan)
SPICED APPLE CAKE (Vegan)This wonderful cake is easy and quick to make and tastes wonderful
Also try swapping the cinnamon and sultanas for almonds and apricots if you want a change!
BUCKWHEAT AND BANANA PANCAKES (Vegan & Gluten Free)
BUCKWHEAT AND BANANA PANCAKES (Vegan & Gluten Free)Sunday morning brunch, with lashings of maple syrup and butter...or stacked with melted dark chocolate and banana?
These pancakes also freeze really well, which is good as they are pretty filling, great to keep on hand for gluten free/vegan guests for breakfast treats too.
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (Vegan & Gluten Free)
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (Vegan & Gluten Free)Chocolate brownie is always acceptable!
Moist and rich, can also be cut into squares and frozen, so perfect for lunch boxes or unexpected visitors ….mmm
PERFECTLY PLUMMY MINCEMEAT
PERFECTLY PLUMMY MINCEMEATMake a batch, use it for mince pies and give some as gifts!
Top Tip: If there is any left over when the festive season has passed this makes the absolutely best filling for Chelsea Buns

PICKLE, PRESERVE & DRINKS …

PICKLED ONIONS
PICKLED ONIONSI like to grow Longor a French variety of shallot that yields a handful of long pinky bulbs to pickle in white vinegar
This recipe uses a very effective ‘no tears’ method of peeling onions!
NAN'S PEAR CHUTNEY
NAN'S PEAR CHUTNEYPerfect for using up a glut of pears...
Chutney is so simple and a great thing to make as festives gifts.
SPICED ARONIA BERRY CHUTNEY
SPICED ARONIA BERRY CHUTNEYAronia is a really fast growing and very productive bush you can grow pretty much anywhere...
Aronia also makes a lovely jam if you have made too much chutney
ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL
ELDERFLOWER CORDIALMake a stack and uses it all year...
And if you have never tried it, freeze in individual ice cubes in a tray with a sprig of mint in each, then serve in your gin and tonic…Summer in a glass!
GINGER BEER
GINGER BEEROne of those must do recipes...
Love Ginger, love Ginger Beer!
MARROW RUM
MARROW RUMWhat to do with those last couple of hard skinned marrows of the season
Right at the end of the year when you have the toughest marrows and the weather is cooling you could try this recipe that my Nan always used
SECRET BLACKCURRANT JAM
SECRET BLACKCURRANT JAMA nifty trick to a perfect set every time...
Full of vitamin C, zingy and tasty.
GOOSEBERRY & ELDERFLOWER JAM
GOOSEBERRY & ELDERFLOWER JAMAnother little weakness, but oh so good on anything...
If you dont have time to make your jam, gooseberries freeze well and you can make it when your ready, also makes a lovely gooseberry fool or bakewell tart if you have jars to finish up before the next crop is ready.
REDCURRANT AND MINT JELLY
REDCURRANT AND MINT JELLYThis is a family favourite, lovely on Devon Pudding with your roast dinner!
When you have redcurrants in abundance make cordial, and this wonderful Mint Jelly, one bush in your garden will produce a mass of berries – plently for a haul of jelly each year.
UNRIPE GREEN FIGS WITH CARDAMON
UNRIPE GREEN FIGS WITH CARDAMONI hate to waste all the unripe figs at the end of the season, this is a great way to use them up
Perfect on icecream or with cream for a swift pud, keep them in the fridge and serve them cold or warm them as you wish!
CUCUMBER SANDWICH PICKLE (OR 'BREAD & BUTTER' PICKLES)
CUCUMBER SANDWICH PICKLE (OR 'BREAD & BUTTER' PICKLES)Grow pickling cucumbers for this recipe or use really fresh cucmbers or courgettes
Adore this substantial pickle, don’t need a lot else in a sandwich, also mazing over salad of course!
TRADITIONAL SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADE
TRADITIONAL SEVILLE ORANGE MARMALADEMarmalade couldn't be easier and also makes very acceptable gifts
Don’t be put off by a bad experience in the past or being scared of the setting point, give it a go, you can’t fail as it tastes delicious how ever it comes out!