Flower Power Geranium Sunset

Pip McCormac’s geranium sunset

Makes plenty INGREDIENTS 225g watermelon, skin removed and flesh chopped into cubes 3 scented geranium (pelargonium) leaves 600ml smooth orange juice vodka or tequila...
Night Menu Saffron Fritters 2

Saffron fritters

Makes about 16 INGREDIENTS 175g (6oz) plain flour pinch of salt 1 x 7g (1/6 oz) sachet of fast-action dried yeast 250ml (9fl oz) warm water 75g (23/4oz) Greek yogurt pinch of saffron...
Night Menu Prawn Rice 1

Spicy prawn rice

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 500g (1lb 2oz) basmati rice sea salt vegetable oil 6 fat garlic cloves, bashed and thinly sliced 7cm (3in) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated 1 tsp...
Grilled Aubergine Salad

Smoked aubergine salad

                        Serves 6–8 INGREDIENTS 4 large aubergines ½ red pepper, cored,...
Picnic Tart

Rhubarb and strawberry tart

Serves 8  INGREDIENTS 185g butter, softened 50g sugar 2 large egg yolks 250g cake flour 20g cocoa powder 3 rhubarb stalks, cut into bite-sized pieces 90g sugar 250g fresh strawberries,...
Picnic Sandwhich Cake

Sandwich cake

Serves 4  INGREDIENTS   1 round loaf rustic bread 2 tbsp pesto leaves from 1 small head butter lettuce 3 ripe tomatoes, sliced 180g whole mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 10 thin slices...
Picnic Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls

Serves 4  INGREDIENTS 1 cooked lobster 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped 1 tsp lemon zest, finely chopped juice from ½ lemon 125ml mayonnaise 1 tbsp sour cream Salt and freshly cracked...
Picnic Blueberry Lemonade

Blueberry lemonade

Makes approximately 4-6 cups INGREDIENTS 200g caster sugar 200g blueberries 8-10 lemons 1.2 l sparkling water a few sprigs fresh mint ice, to serve METHOD Combine the sugar and...
Picnic Aubergine

Aubergine bhaji wraps

Makes approximately 6-8 wraps INGREDIENTS oil, for deep-frying 1 large aubergine, thinly sliced into 1-2cm rounds salt For the batter: 140g gram flour 200ml water 1 tsp minced...