Photograph: Phil Gates The first hint that there were thieves in the garden appeared in the columbines.I’ve never before seen them attempting to visit columbines; they must have been attracted by the smell of nectar leaking from the bumblebee-inflicted wounds.

If butternut squash isn’t your thing, it also works beautifully with other types of squash when in season.Place the squash halves, with their cut sides facing up, in a baking tray and drizzle over a little olive oil.

Kris Kirkham A well-made chocolate mousse has to be one of my favourite sweet treats.I love spiking chocolate with coffee – it’s a wonderful flavour combination, and a little spice really does take these mousse to the next level.

Prawns baked in salt with mango, chilli & coriander salsa Andalusian recipes from José Pizarro's new book Prawns baked in salt with mango, chilli & coriander salsa Barbecued courgettes with dill, goat’s cheese, mint and yoghurt Recipes to be cooked outdoors from the River Cottage Handbook Barbecued courgettes with dill, goat’s cheese, mint and yoghurt Strawberry Galette with Clotted Cream Recipes Inspired by the Seaside Strawberry Galette with Clotted Cream Salad Niçoise Summer recipes from Alex Jackson's cookbook 'Sardine' Salad Niçoise Alex Jackson Prawn linguine Fast, simple dinner recipes Prawn linguine Baked peaches with vanilla, butter, thyme and brown sugar Dessert Recipes Baked peaches with vanilla, butter, thyme and brown sugar Romanian Raspberry and buttermilk tart Recipes from Caroline Eden's cookbook 'Black Sea' Romanian Raspberry and buttermilk tart Brioche buns with peaches Four breakfast recipes inspired by the west Coast of America Brioche buns with peaches Our food editor's recipe for Artichokes vinaigrette Recipes Our food editor's recipe for Artichokes vinaigrette By Blanche Vaughan Tomato and tapenade tart Summer recipes from Alex Jackson's cookbook 'Sardine' Tomato and tapenade tart By Alex Jackson Roast hake, samphire and tomato salad Summer recipes from Alex Jackson's cookbook 'Sardine' Roast hake, samphire and tomato salad By Alex Jackson Panna cotta and cherries poached in pastis Summer recipes from Alex Jackson's cookbook 'Sardine' Panna cotta and cherries poached in pastis By Alex Jackson

July is a productive month in the garden.Life is full of activity and often the garden can become neglected - flowers run to seed, containers dry out and general maintenance can fall on the back burner.

With a title like "Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection," you can guarantee that Christie's upcoming sale is going to make quite a splash.In the intervening time, the family has amassed an impressive collection of furniture, art and objets, many of which are now up for sale.

Kris Kirkham I love cheesecake, but somewhere between all the complex versions out there, I lost my appetite for making it.Tip the mixture into the lined baking tin and use a spatula to flatten it out into a smooth, even layer.

Unfurl the pastry, lift it onto a baking sheet (using its greaseproof sheet makes this easier), then prick all over with a fork.In a large bowl, mix together the crème fraîche and cream, then add the lemon juice.

Taken from the May 2015 issue of House & Garden.Taken from the February 2015 issue of House & Garden.

As a key figure of the tennis world, she travels a lot and has "enjoyed lots of incredible spaces," but she says "my home is my absolute favorite.Through the design and use of sliding doors, the garden feels like an extension of the house, rather than an entirely separate space.

Kris Kirkham I have so much love for ‘mac and cheese’ of every description – from the simple classic to the meaty Cypriot pastitsio, it’s all good to me.This version was something I came up with for my neighbour Janet who loves her macaroni cheese and also enjoys spicy flavours, and not surprisingly, it is absolutely delicious and extremely comforting, too.

At Casa de Campo, as the area was called, friends and company executives were invited to build holiday homes.But holidays were always spent at Casa Palapa and life in the Dominican Republic defined her childhood.

Elegant shaker-style cupboards from British Standard (Plain English's off-the-peg sister company) come undercoated in 'Broken White' eggshell, allowing for easy repainting.Then you'll love How to design a kitchen Ikea Kitchen with Grey Cupboards How's this for an Ikea 'hack'?

Books of poetry | Electric buses | Headlines | Slugs and snails Perhaps electric buses ‘can imitate Steve Bell’s buses, trains and tractors and go “boggler, boggler”,’ writes Warren Kovach.Penny BrownLewes, East Sussex • Campaigners think that the sounds proposed by Transport for London for electric buses are too futuristic.

Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters I feel for readers who have been missing birds and bats in their gardens (Letters, 28 June).Is this a gardener’s prayer answered or another sign of the loss of biodiversity because of the climate emergency?

Jonathan Gregson Lamb cutlets are at their best in the spring - try this recipe for a griddled version with smoky romesco made from roasted red peppers.For the lamb, toss the cutlets in the lemon juice, olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.

Backgrid The glamorous, globetrotting Clooneys are currently summering in Italy.) The Villa d'Este in Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como.

Christopher Simon Sykes 'Free range dogs' is the sign that greets visitors to Sue and Jeremy Phipps' house, located in a sheltered valley in the Scottish Borders.Bringing grace and charm to a newbuild was achieved largely with architectural details made from Sue's collection of old wooden pieces.

Also on offer will be a special Wimbledon dessert and cocktail by Jones Family Kitchen, sister restaurant of Jones Family Project.Bluebird is at 350 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU.

All signs pointed to a Jonas wedding this weekend.The main home on the property was built between 1750 and 1770 and was designed by the architect Brun.
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