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Wild garlic and nettle soup

Wild garlic and nettle soup

If you go down to the woods today, and your favourite Italian trattoria comes to mind, it’s probably because you’ve just disturbed a crop of wild garlic. Also known as “Ramsons”, wild garlic is part of the Allium family, and is related to chives, onions and leeks. Here we team it with another wild ingredient, stinging nettles, to make a highly nutritious soup.

Sea bass in a bag with fresh herb citrus sauce

Sea bass in a bag with fresh herb citrus sauce

Sea bass has only fairly recently surfaced from the culinary depths, and hurrah for that. With its sweet flesh and ability to take on flavours, it works really well in this quick and easy recipe which doesn't require so much as a single pan! And, what's more, sea bass is found off the British coastline, so look out for them in your fishmonger's local catch.

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

A delicious Italian vegetable traybake covered in a cheesy batter and baked with fresh thyme and chilli. Normally made with courgettes, this recipe is adapted to use Surrey asparagus (sourced by recipe creator Shirlee Posner from Secretts of Milford) along with delicate courgette flowers. Perfect for lunch with salad, for picnics or as part of a buffet.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Dee Darnell from Deelicious Chilli Jam shares her recipe for a brunch dish with a kick. Perfect for mornings when there has been too much merriment the night before!

Mother's Day Bundt Cake

Mother's Day Bundt Cake

Make your mother's day special with a lovingly baked raspberry and rose Bundt cake. This recipe from Local Food Surrey member and How to Cook Good Food's Laura Scott even won her a #bestofpinterest award!

Modern Hot Cross Buns by Jack Sturgess

Modern Hot Cross Buns by Jack Sturgess

For a twist on a seasonal favourite, try this recipe from Local Food Britain member Jack Sturgess (aka Bake with Jack) for Hot Cross Buns. Made with fresh citrus zest rather than traditional peel, this recipe is a modern take on a much-loved Easter bake.

Valentine mochaccino mousse

Valentine mochaccino mousse

If the combination of chocolate and coffee makes your heart skip a beat, try out this Valentine's Day recipe for a mochaccino mousse from Local Food Surrey Member How To Cook Good Food. Easily prepared in advance, this indulgent dessert is the perfect way to "espresso yourself" to that special someone in your life!

Warmed spiced carrot & pumpkin muffins

Warmed spiced carrot & pumpkin muffins

Brighten up those drab winter mornings with this tasty recipe from Local Food Surrey member Emma Fuller from Velvet Fig for warmed spiced carrot and pumpkin muffins. Using carrots, pumpkin puree and sunflower seeds, the muffins are best served warm with a big, steaming cup of coffee.

Breakfast bowl

Breakfast bowl

If you're intent on starting your day the healthy way in 2018, try this tempting teaser from Local Food Sussex member and linseed specialist Flax Farm. This tasty breakfast bowl is made using linseed (or flax as it is often known), which is a highly nutritious food and supplement that can be incorporated in everything from breakfasts to cakes. And the best thing? It only takes five minutes to prepare!

Spicy apple cake

Spicy apple cake

Dorset is known for its delicious apples and what better way to use that glut of windfalls than with this delicious spicy apple cake recipe. Served with a dollop of cream and washed down with a cup of tea or a glass of mulled cider, spicy apple cake is the ideal winter treat to share with friends and family.