The weather forecast's good so why not rustle up some of Delia's pukka picnic food and head for the great outdoors?
'A simple but sublime tart' is how Delia describes this lovely tart, which is another mouthwatering way in which to enjoy asparagus, coupled with cream, cheese and eggs. Even the pastry has Cheddar in it for extra flavour!
Anchovies, mi-cuit tomatoes, olives, oregano: all strong flavours, but combine them in a processor and you end up with this lovely pate-like result. Spread it on to toasted bread for a type of bruschetta - useful as nibbles at a party.
Here you make a spicy apricot puree then marinate the pork for several hours before barbecuing - an unusual way to jazz up some pork kebabs. Serve with spiced basmati rice.
An easy and quick vegetarian tart, this one uses ready-made puff pastry and a wonderful jar of caramelised red onions that should be a staple in your storecupboard.
Easy to make, these wonderful savoury scones will vanish in seconds! Although it may sound unusual to add Roquefort, potato and sage to scones, it actually works really well.
A flavour of Christmas here - a chocolate log with a wonderful filling of chocolate mousse and prunes in Armagnac. It would also make the most impressive dessert - minus the holly! - at any time of the year.
Marinate tomatoes in vodka, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce for a couple of days and you'll have a canape that's an explosion of flavours!
Forget breaded drumsticks: these tasty thighs, coated with mustard then covered in herby breadcrumbs can be eaten hot or cold and will become a favourite with all the family.
These little scones are packed with Mediterranean flavours and are just the thing spread with butter at teatime. Alternatively, enjoy them with soup or other lunchtime foods.
Marinate some chicken drumsticks, then coat them in a crunchy mixture of pistachios, spices and herbs - perfect for barbecues, outdoor eating and picnics, and bound to be a hit with any children who need feeding.
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