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Food and Drink

  • Advertising Feature: A Dining Delight At The Crabtree

    Advertising Feature: The seasons might be turning and the temperatures might be falling, but one Sussex pub is creating a clamour all of it’s own, raising the bar, creating a culinary phenomenon and exciting diners, as Robert Veitch discovered at The Crabtree

  • Recipe: Cod & Chorizo One Pan Winter Warmer

    This warming and tasty recipe by Adele Trathan, puts all the ingredients into one pan, making it simple and easy for all the family to enjoy

  • Hearty Beef & Pumpkin Stew

    This is the perfect, homely dinner to look forward to as the autumn nights draw in. Adele Trathan explains how to make this delicious casserole that is baked and served straight from the pumpkin

  • Smashing Pumpkins

    As Halloween approaches and children start to carve their creative works of art, Adele Trathan demonstrates with three very different recipes, how the versatile humble pumpkin can be transformed into culinary masterpieces

  • Wine Time

    In celebration of the vineyards of Sussex and the fabulous Sparkling Wines produced here, Sara Whatley dives into the world of wine

  • Fabulous Fast Food

    Hot, nutritionally balanced, convenient and delicious meals and puddings are just a click or a call away. Sara Whatley discovers how to make cooking and eating easy

  • Advertising Feature: A Cut Above At Woodhouse Butchery

    Advertising Feature: Sara Whatley discovers how Woodhouse Butchery are punching way above their weight in the meat world with both their products and their extraordinary service

  • It's Time To Dust Off You Apron For Cancer

    Sophie Beresford from Macmillan Cancer Support has written about the good work the charity does in Sussex, and then makes the case for getting involved in this year’s Coffee Morning to help the good work continue

  • Easy 4-Spice Chicken Curry

    This contemporary curry recipe is full of flavour but uses just staple kitchen cupboard ingredients. Adele Trathan recommends making it for family and friends as it’s easy to prepare in advance which lets the flavour develop and makes it a stress-free favourite

  • Honey Griddled Prawns

    This is a dish to impress your guests. Adele Trathan uses honey in three stages of her recipe, generating depth and sweetness to deliciously succulent, griddled king prawns

  • Fish Finger Wraps For Kids

    Adele Trathan’s fish finger wraps are an easy, weekend or summer holiday lunch for kids to make, using a few staple ingredients from the fridge and freezer, wrapped up for a nutritionally balanced and deliciously simple meal

  • Sussex Pond Pudding

    This month we are celebrating all things Sussex so how about making a traditional Sussex dessert? Adele Trathan has put her spin on this old suet pastry pudding recipe that encases a whole lemon. Once steamed, the lemon should be almost candied and luxuriating in a pond of butter and sugar. Decadent!

  • Recipe: Berry Parfait

    'Parfait' means 'perfect' in French and this recipe by Adele Trathan is quick and easy, as well as eye-catching and delicious.

  • Recipe: Asparagus with Easy Hollandaise Sauce

    The perfect partners; offering a combination of texture and taste, an ideal companion to salmon or steak. Adele Trathan’s hollandaise sauce is easy to make because it uses oil, which means it can be reheated without spoiling, or served at room temperature.

  • Recipe: Lemon and Five Spice Chicken for Spring Barbecues

    This mouth-watering barbecue recipe is perfect for spring in the garden!

  • Recipe: Sourdough Pretzels

    Got into baking sourdough bread during lockdown? Mix it up with this tasty pretzel recipe, from former Great British Bake Off finalist James Morton. Deliciously salty and perfectly chewy, these sourdough pretzels are sure to please.

  • Recipe: Sour Cherry Cheesecake

    A dreamy pudding for a little bank holiday weekend indulgence.

  • RECIPE: Lunchbox Lasagnes

    Schools are now open, so we've brought you one of our favourite lunchbox recipes, enjoyed by kids and grown ups — simple Lunchbox Lasagnes!

  • Bake Your Own Fortune Cookies to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

    February 12th marks the beginning of the Chinese year of the Ox! Why not celebrate with your family at home, by making and baking your own Fortune Cookies. After all, we could all do with a little luck in 2021!

  • American Pancakes with Bacon, Syrup and Fried Banana

    Traditional pancakes with lemon and sugar are always a winner, but what about something a little different this year? We love thick, fluffy pancakes with fried banana and bacon, drizzled in maple syrup. Sounds so wrong, but we think it's so right!

  • RECIPE: Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls

    When it's cold and wet outside, we love to brighten a day stuck indoors with a few home comforts. How about these home-made Pork and Cranberry Sausage Rolls, served fresh from the oven.

  • Recipe for Toasted S'mores Martini

    It's Friday — and while the pubs and restaurants might be shut, we won't be deterred from making the best of it. How about sticking some music on and becoming a mixologist for the evening. We recommend this recipe for Toasted S'mores Martini.

  • RECIPE: Chocolate Mug Cake

    Fancy something sweet to eat now the Christmas supply is long gone? There’s no need to wait until your next essential shopping trip, you can make this quick and easy Chocolate Mug Cake with ingredients likely to be in your cupboard already.

  • Grilled Chicken Buddha Bowl

    One mouthwatering meal which is guaranteed to give you your five a day is a Buddha Bowl. You can make these with anything you like really — the more colourful the better! But here we're making a healthy and flavoursome grilled chicken and rice Buddha Bowl, packed with fruits and vegetables.

  • Spiced Christmas Chutney

    We've gotten pretty good at baking and making over the past year, so we're keeping the momentum going with another festive home recipe.

  • A Recipe for a Traditional Christmas Cake

    With much more time spent at home in the lead up to Christmas this year, why not revisit an old festive tradition — and bake a Christmas cake to share with the family on the big day. Nothing beats it!

  • Recipe: Toffee Apples

    No Halloween or Bonfire Night party would be complete without some traditional toffee apples. To create these classic sticky and sweet treats, just follow this simple recipe. If you happen to have ‘little helpers’, be careful of the hot sugar, and don’t forget to have a bowl of soapy water nearby!

  • Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

    What better to eat in October than pumpkin soup? Seasonal and delicious, this bright and cheerful vegetable is at its best from October to December. You can have this soup either as an everyday supper, or to jazz it up for Halloween, it’s fun to serve it out of a pumpkin!

  • Recipe: Crispy Duck Pancakes with Hoisin Sauce

    This warming dish is perfect for autumn nights at home. And it's much easier to make than you might think. Serve with rice and salad, or enjoy on their own

  • Pizza Pinwheels

    Serve up delicious Pizza Pinwheels at home this Firework Night, to remember remember the 5th of November in your own way. We may not be out at our favourite firework displays as usual, but we can certainly put on a spread to enjoy with the family, starting with these delicious bitesize treats. Makes 16 pinwheels Takes 25 mins to cook and prepare

  • Recipe: Bonfire Brookie

    Whether bonfire night goes with a bang as usual, or whether it’s cancelled this year matters less, because 15-year-old Imogen has put a seasonal spin on a recipe to ensure other teenage trainee pâtissier chefs can still celebrate November 5th with some snap, crackle and pop

  • Recipe: Easy Chocolate French Pudding

    Continuing the trend of autumn comfort food, enjoy this heart-warming dessert

  • Recipe: French Style Beef Casserole

    As the darker nights draw in, comfort food is the perfect solution. Here's our recipe for a mouth-watering French style casserole

  • RECIPE: Bacon and Pecan Popcorn

    As autumn draws closer, you might find yourself snuggled up at home with a film more often. And no good movie night can ever be complete without a big bowl of popcorn to tuck in to. Try this mouth-watering recipe for Bacon and Pecan Popcorn, for something a little different.

  • Recipe: Baked Pears with Honey

    Here's a dessert recipe to enjoy; sticky, scrumptious and ever so slightly healthy... perfect for a sunny Autumn day

  • Recipe: Wrapped and Stuffed Tenderloin of Pork

    As the autumn season approaches, enjoy this hearty choice for a family meal

  • Recipe: Chewy Chocolate chip Cookies

    Now the kids are off on the school summer holidays, you might be looking for things to do to keep them entertained. This easy and delicious recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies is the perfect activity for all ages — and will fill their tummies all afternoon!

  • Summer Treats: Gin and Tonic Sorbet

    The perfect refreshment on a sunny afternoon!

  • RECIPE: Home-baked Croissants

    Nothing beats enjoying home-baked croissants, fresh from the oven! And now you can enjoy a plentiful supply from home, with these kitchen cupboard staples.

  • Recipe: Scallops and Prawns with Cream and Brandy

    Another Mediterranean classic to enjoy with the family

  • Summer Treats: Family Paella

    With summer in full swing, why not enjoy a family paella in the sun?

  • Love Your Local Sussex Food

    In the mood for a summer picnic? Here's our ideal lunch basket of local produce

  • Spanish Tortilla: A Taste of the Country

    With lockdown affecting many family holidays this summer, you can still bring a taste of the Mediterranean sun to your home with this classic

  • Recipe: Auntie Di's No-Bake Cheesecake

    This is an amazingly easy cheesecake recipe that does not require patience and lots of spare time. This is quick, simple and fresh and, best of all, irresistibly scrumptious!

  • Recipe: Lemon and Five Spice Chicken

    This mouth-watering BBQ recipe is perfect for summer in the garden!

  • Recipe: Sizzling Spare Ribs with BBQ Sauce

    This meaty recipe is melt-in-your-mouth incredible!