Roast sausage, apple and potato with cabbage and cider gravy

I must start by apologising that September’s recipe is so late. Despite this, the main star in this dish, apples, thankfully continue to be plentiful into October. Here I have used them to give extra sweetness to a roasted sausage and potato dish. Originally, we used English codlings, a heritage variety from Ben’s orchard, andContinue reading “Roast sausage, apple and potato with cabbage and cider gravy”

Redcurrant and lemon cake with redcurrant syrup

August’s recipe from Thinkingcountry’s resident seasonal recipe writer, Holly Betts. In early August I went home to Scotland and found that this year our redcurrant bushes had produced a glut of berries! Redcurrants are just sweet enough that you can eat them on their own but they are quite seedy and so very nice addedContinue reading “Redcurrant and lemon cake with redcurrant syrup”

Courgette and Cheddar Scones

July’s recipe from Thinkingcountry’s resident seasonal recipe writer, Holly Betts, is for these delicious savoury scones. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. July is in full swing and this month the recipe includes that most plentiful of veggies, the lovely courgette. Once the plant gets going the best thing is to pick the courgettes when they are small. It isContinue reading “Courgette and Cheddar Scones”

Elderflower Cordial

I am delighted to introduce Holly Betts‘ first seasonal recipe, part of a brand new monthly series on ThinkingCountry. Elderflowers are still around in many places and I can confirm that it’s completely worthwhile making the most of them while they last in the form of this delicious cordial. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Welcome to the first post inContinue reading “Elderflower Cordial”