My July finger-food menu is designed to spoil your guests, while keeping you cool, calm and collected and fully present at your own party! Thanks to my gorgeous Neff vented induction hob, and powerful oven grill, my days of slaving over a hot stove or barbecue are well and truly over. These appliances help this collection become more versatile and even easier to prep and serve. There is a distinct retro and indulgent feel to the recipes; from a centrepiece Super Bowl-style chicken dip which I guarantee will be devoured in a flash, to delicately seasoned devilled eggs – something your low-carb eating friends will love, and luscious peach melbas with intensely flavoured grilled peaches and vanilla Chantilly cream. As appetisers, I have included a classic Durrus Òg served with grilled fruit brioche and a cherry preserve and pan-fried Clonakilty puddings that are made even tastier thanks to store-bought fruit chutney, fresh peach, and cherry preserve laced with lots of ground black pepper. I’ve even included courgettes to cover what the summer abundance gardeners – and fortunate friends of gardeners – will inevitably soon face.