Sweet, sour, crunchy, peppery, creamy and fresh - this winter twist on the classic bruschetta makes an ideal light dinner. For a variation, swap the bread for pasta and the vincotto for parmesan.
Few dishes are more comforting than risotto. Leek, mushroom and thyme is a classic combination, and dried wild mushrooms really make this dish sing.
Pickles are quick to make and add an extra flavour dimension to any dish.
In Lebanon, baharat, fish and rice is a classic combination. We've freshened it up with a salad.
We've opted for mulloway to go with these simple braised white beans, but it's always best to see what's freshest at the fishmonger on the day - a firm-fleshed fish is preferable.
A comforting pudding doesn't have to be out of the question when time is tight. Take this lime and buttermilk pudding. We've hacked the method of a self-saucing pudding to make it speedy, and given the flavours a twist, using lime and buttermilk for a little tang. Ice-cream or whipped cream are a must.
It doesn't get much fresher than pesto and while in summer we love the classic basil and pine-nut version, for cooler weather we like to change it up and use parsley and walnuts instead. If you don't have walnut oil to hand, use extra-virgin olive oil instead.