Recipe: Garlic potato salad with lemon creme fraiche

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Reinvent the picnic for the modern world with made-to-be-mobile dishes, such as this potato salad recipe. A garlicky mustard kick rescue potatoes from potential blandness.

Recipe: Sweetcorn with flower and herb butter

sweetcorn recipe | the simple things

Corn on the cob and butter are the most natural of double acts. Flowers and herbs picked from your plot take this melting accompaniment to the next level in this sweetcorn recipe.

Food from afar: Granita recipe

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Granita refers to the coarse, grainy texture of this sweet, frozen treat. Delve into the history of the flavoured ice and try your hand with a summery granita recipe.

Recipe: Brazilian cake – Broa de Fuba

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Tonight’s the night! Let’s celebrate the FIFA World Cup Final in a very British way. Tea and cake, anyone? Brazilian cake, of course!

Recipe: Peppermint chocolate chip ice cream

mint choc chip ice cream recipe | the simple things

Homemade and anything but lurid, this peppermint chocolate chip ice cream recipe is all grown up.

Recipe: Chocolate dipped strawberries

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Fancy a fruity summer treat? Try our recipe for chocolate dipped strawberries – perfect for parties and picnics.

Recipe: Lemon verbena sherbet

lemon verbena sherbet recipe | the simple things

In June’s The Simple Things, Lia Leendertz picks early-season crops and herbs for that first taste of summer. Turn to page 44 for fresh and tasty home-grown recipes, including this one for lemon verbena sherbet.

How to mix the perfect gin and tonic

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Gin-lovers of the world rejoice as World Gin Day returns for its sixth year on Saturday 14 June 2014! Learn how to mix the perfect gin and tonic with our expert guide.

Recipes: Five ways with strawberries

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Strawberry season is upon us, and we’re looking forward to getting out into the fields to pick-our-own. Meanwhile, these five strawberry recipes are summer on a plate.

Recipe: Elderflower champagne

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Read our feature on ‘posh squash’ on page 35 of June’s The Simple Things? Get picking elderflowers before the season’s out, and use them to make this simple elderflower ‘champagne’ from blogger, Emma Bradshaw.