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Easy Pasta Bake from Fair Dinkum Fare chilli sauces

Easy Pasta Bake from Fair Dinkum Fare chilli sauces

Fair Dinkum Fare’s Mark Beale loves this Pasta Bake recipe because it is easy and delicious. “I make it for gatherings of family or friends and I always get requests to make it again. It is a great dish to make with your children to help them learn how to cook. Your children could make it on their own if they have done some food technology in high school.” This easy pasta bake recipe makes a family meal that you can serve with crusty bread and a salad.

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!

Hollandaise asparagus with poached egg

Hollandaise asparagus with poached egg

English asparagus is a superstar of the local food scene. English asparagus is hailed by chefs as the best in the world. Our climate allows the stems to develop slowly, producing a full, sweet flavour and a fine, tender texture. Lots of Surrey's farm shops and grocery stores stock it. The asparagus season officially starts on St George's Day, April 23, but many farm shops such as Priory Farm at South Nutfield have it in stock earlier than that.

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.

Slow roasted lamb shank with port and redcurrant Jus

Slow roasted lamb shank with port and redcurrant Jus

This recipe was designed exclusively for us by John Walter, Head Chef and Manager of The Lakeside Restaurant at the University of Surrey. What better way to celebrate start of spring than with new season lamb? The slow cooking makes the lamb shank beautifully tender and the port and redcurrant jus adds a lovely fruity richness to the dish.

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.

Local roast leg of lamb with Moroccan spices

Local roast leg of lamb with Moroccan spices

Local Roast Leg of Lamb with Moroccan Spices, from From Food for Thought by Vanessa Kimbell, (published by Kyle Books).

Bramble Farm Turkeys easy slow-cooked Torn Turkey recipe

Bramble Farm Turkeys easy slow-cooked Torn Turkey recipe

Torn Turkey? Yes, you read that correctly. If you and your family like pulled pork, then you’ll love this simple recipe from Bramble Farm Turkeys and Ruth Macintyre of Ruth’s Little Kitchen. When making this delicious torn turkey recipe, it is important to remember that quantities can be increased to suit the size of the cut of meat. To the uninitiated, turkey drumsticks are much bigger and fuller flavoured than chicken ones. Torn Turkey is a very forgiving recipe, so if there needs to be more liquid just add more water, ketchup and cider vinegar. When the turkey is cooked, the flavours can still be re-adjusted. This is an ideal dish to make the day before, as the flavours infuse and once the meat is shredded; it seems to soak up the liquid. Serve just like with a slow cooked pulled pork recipe: pile some of the torn turkey on top of a roll or slice of sourdough with coleslaw and salad; or fill flour tortilla wraps with coleslaw or green salad; or just serve with coleslaw, green salad and sauté potatoes.

The Salt Box's Spiced Candied Quince

The Salt Box's Spiced Candied Quince

“A hard, tart and sour fruit when raw, quince is a wonderfully fragrant and enticing fruit when cooked, and ripe for picking in all their autumnal glory.” The Salt Box know a thing or two about cooking with the seasons, and we love this take on the fruit. Enjoy! Photo by Joe Allen-Preston

Christmas Vegetable Strudel recipe by Laura Scott

Christmas Vegetable Strudel recipe by Laura Scott

Look for something a little different this Christmas as a vegetarian option or side for your free-range turkey? We love this Christmas Vegetable Strudel recipe by Laura Scott of How to Cook Good Food. “My Christmas vegetable strudel could not be simpler to prepare and, even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the flavours I associate with Christmas in vegetable form.”