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Artichoke Dip #2

Cool, creamy and almost refreshing, this lovely artichoke and herb dip is perfect for serving with crunchy veg and fresh bread as a summertime starter.

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Potted Smoked Trout

These gin-infused smoked trout pots are perfect for a simple winter lunch or stylish starter – just serve with plenty of sourdough toast.

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Hedgerow Gin

Made with bullace or damsons instead of sloes, the flavour profile of this ‘hedgerow’ gin is a little less complex than that of sloe gin and it’s ready to drink a lot sooner too, making it great for adding to autumn-themed cocktails or simply serving over ice as a fabulous seasonal tipple. That’s not to say that sloe gin isn’t worth making too in a few weeks’ time – there’s nothing nicer than a thimbleful on a cold dark night in winter – but this simpler alternative is tasting pretty good right now, as a fruity, seasonal segue into autumn.