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Olivia Potts is a food writer and cook. She is Spectator Life's Vintage Chef and you can see some of her other writing here. She tweets @_Poots_

Christmas sandwiches 2017: the best and worst

This year’s turkey sandwiches and veggie options tasted and rated

Recipe: Chocolate tiffin

Add whatever sweet treats you like to this no-bake cake

Recipe: Toffee apples

The classic Bonfire Night treat

Recipe: Pumpkin and cheese scones

A Halloween recipe that’s nothing to be scared of

Recipe: Maple granola

Reclaiming granola from the health food fanatics

Recipe: Curried cauliflower soup

An autumn soup that’s beige but beautiful

Recipe: Plum galette

A messy but magnificent autumn pudding

Recipe: Salted caramel

This silky, sweet treat should be your new stock cupboard essential

Recipe: Whisky-soaked fruit teacakes

A recipe that defies Paul Hollywood’s Great British Bake Off decree

Recipe: Hazelnut, raspberry and lemon curd roulade

Our Vintage Chef whips up her take on a retro classic

Recipe: Goat’s cheese and onion tart

A classic dish that’s a doddle to rustle up

Recipe: Lemon curd

A zingy treat that’s the perfect partner for your toast

Recipe: The perfect Swiss roll

Add homemade jam for the ultimate sponge pudding

Recipe: Gazpacho

Refreshing and reviving – the perfect summer soup

Recipe: Blackberry and bay leaf jam

Blackberry season is early so let’s make the most of it

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

How to make panzanella

The tastiest soggy bread you’ll ever eat

How to make meringue nests

The perfect vehicle for your favourite berries

How to cook roasted peaches with bay, honey and amaretti

Bay leaves work wonders when paired with honey and fruit