Turkey Winter Warmer

StarterServes 4

# Place all the stock ingredients together in a deep pan and cover with cold water, then bring to the boil. # Simmer for 45 minutes to extract the flavour from the carcass. # Skim any grease or fat that rises to the top. # Place the pearl barley in cold water (approximately 2 pints) and boil until soft with a bay leaf and some salt. # Rinse in a sieve under a warm tap until all the stickiness is removed. # Fry the bacon, onion, carrot, celery, and parsnips in some vegetable oil with the bay leaves and chopped herbs then add the stock (approximately 3 pints) and simmer until the vegetables are almost cooked. This will take approximately 10 minutes. # Add the sweet potato and the cooked pearl barley and the cooked turkey pieces. # To make the 4 Wensleydale cheese croutons, cut out 4 circles from the 2 slices of bread using a pastry cutter and place them on a tray. Pour olive oil onto the bread circles and toast under a grill until brown. Place the Wensleydale cheese on top and grill again until toasted. Place them to one side until you serve your broth. # Add a dash of Yorkshire Sloe gin (we use Sloe Motion gin) to the broth.

Fresh Butternut Squash Soup with Orange & Ginger

StarterServes 1

# Sautée the diced butternut squash in a hot pan with olive oil for 4-5mins until browned # Add a little balsamic vinegar to the squash to caramelize, then add the toasted seeds # Scatter the sautéed butternut squash and seeds over hot bowls of the butternut soup, finish with the zest and fresh parsley.

Chef's Tip:

A dollop of Greek yoghurt also works really well with this soup!

Beetroot Soup with Warm Spices

StarterServes 4

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrot and celery and fry on a low heat for 8 mins, stirring occasionally, to soften without browning. Add the garlic and fry for 2 mins. Add the cinnamon, cloves, beetroot, tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10-15 mins. Blend until very smooth. Put the soup back in the pan. Reheat gently to serve, seasoning to taste.