A good meal starts at the beginning. Here are some recipes that will get your barbecue off to a flying start.

  • Roasted pumpkin soup,Pumpkin-soup,This is an absolutely delicious soup and ideal for serving to your guests for hallo-ween or bonfire night. The chilli and cinnamon give a nice autumnal taste and you can adjust the quantities to suit your taste.
  • Crab Pate,Crab-Pate,Another recipe that is so simple and yet absolutely delicious. This is a real taste of luxury at an affordable price. Crabs can be bought relatively cheaply and you can ask your fishmonger to prepare it for you.
  • Bruschetta,,The secret to a fantastic tasting bruschetta is to prepare the tomato mixture well in advance. This is why it always tastes so much better in the restaurant than at home.
  • Elaines lentil soup,Lentil-soup,This is an incredibly easy soup recipe which is always popular. Adjust the amounts as necessary and serve in a large bowl with slices of fresh baguette.