Gooseberry and lemon verbena cordial

Makes about 1 litre

Sophia's Sling

Makes 4

Driving Over Lemons, By Chris Stewart

First published in 1999, this classic account of running a farm in a remote region south of Granada kick-started a wave of travel writing celebrating the joys of the good life abroad. Such was the copycat effect that his publishers were forced to initiate a new slush pile known as the "Frutibowl".

Peatini

Makes 4

Aunt Dan and Lemon, Royal Court, London

Bitter words hit the sweet spot

Question Time: Tom Parker Bowles

Work: Food writer for the Mail on Sunday, Tatler and now GQ.

All's Well That Ends Well, NT Olivier, London<br/>When the Rain Stops Falling, Almeida, London<br/>Aunt Dan and Lemon, Royal Court Downstairs, London

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Serves 10

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Serves 8-10

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Serves 6

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Serves 4

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Jams are easy to make, and give you a great sense of satisfaction as you do so. They make lovely gifts for friends, too – there is something so nice about being given something home-made and it is also a good way to eat some of your favourite fruits when they are no longer in season.

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