Roganic, 19 Blandford Street, London, W1

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Summer pudding

This quintessential English dessert is easy to make and benefits from a little time in the fridge to make it easier to take from the mould. The proportions of the fruits used are less important than the selection. You need a mix of tart and sweet – red or blackcurrants are a must, as are raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.

Strawberry and rhubarb cordial

Makes approx 1 litre/1¾ pints

Super nature: Skye Gyngell keeps it simple and seasonal

Last weekend we did a workshop at the nursery with the Australian food writer Stephanie Alexander, whose new book is called Kitchen Garden Companion (Quadrille, £30). It was a fascinating few days, and it inspired me to put together these three simple dishes – perfect for this time of year, using ingredients that can be grown in any back garden.

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Asparagus with lemon mayonnaise

Serves 4

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