Duck Sours with Pommes Anna (2)

Another recipe from Claire Thomson’s ” Home Cookery Year” which was so good i cooked the same again for myself the next day. The Pommes Anna would go with other recipes too, and this is an easy way to make them in the oven rather than on the hob.

Apples in Cider Brandy Sauce (4)

A perfect dessert to serve warm with ice cream, or leave out the brandy and serve for breakfast with yoghurt and granola. You can replace the cinnamon and use other spices if you like- vanilla and ginger both work well. This is another recipe from “Apple” by James Rich.

Cider Sangria (4)

I first discovered cider sangria in a little tapas bar cum sidreria in Llanes, Asturias. Many of you will already know that Asturias is the region where spanish cider is made and consumed in great quantity and the area is therefore very close to my heart. On my brief and unexpected return visit to Llanes I went straight back to that bar and Tony and i shared two litres of this very refreshing and quaffable nectar over a relaxed afternoon. Fortunately we didn’t have to do anything after other than get into a minibus and be driven to our accommodation in the Picos de Europa …

This version is from ” Apple ” by James Rich.