August Tea Time Treats: Summer Holiday Baking

Tea Time Treats - Summer Holiday Baking

August Tea Time Treats: Summer Holiday Baking Welcome to a NEW challenge for August and Tea Time Treats! Last month saw Janie over at The Hedgecombers cooking on her BBQ as she asked for BBQ Fodder – to keep the Summer trend going, my theme for Tea Time Treats this month is for Summer Holiday Baking. That’s… 

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Cooking with Herbs August Challenge and July Round-Up

A French Country Affair ~ An Elegant Omelette Gateau with Chive Flowers

Cooking with Herbs August Challenge and July Round-Up Welcome to the Cooking with Herbs August Challenge and July Round-Up! Last month saw 29 wonderful BBQ herbs and herb recipes being entered into the challenge, and you can see them all just below. Continue reading to the end, where the NEW challenge linky is situated, and the theme for AUGUST… 

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ActiFry Challenge: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Healthy Takeaway Recipe)

ActiFry Challenge: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Healthy Takeaway Recipe)

ActiFry Challenge: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Healthy Takeaway Recipe) And so the weekend has arrived, that huge sigh of relief for all Monday to Friday workers – no early alarms to be set, two days of relaxation with family and friends, or a spot of D.I.Y maybe, and to get us all into the spirit… 

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Bed & Breakfast Cheese, Tomato and Garden Herbs Omelette

B and B Cheese and Herb Omelette (3)

Bed & Breakfast Cheese, Tomato and Garden Herbs Omelette Close friends (and family) and some of my readers will know that when I am in South West France, I run a Bed and Breakfast. It’s our home too of course, but was bought specifically to run a Chambres d’Hotes as well as a cookery school over… 

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A Secret Recipe for Meat-Free Monday: Chole Chaat (Chickpea Curry)

Chole Chaat is a spicy Indian chickpea curry made with a base of fresh ginger, garlic and tomatoes; serve with steamed Basmati rice and assorted sambals.

A Secret Recipe for Meat-Free Monday: Chole Chaat (Chickpea Curry) Apart from Fish on Friday, a series of fishy posts on Lavender and Lovage inspired by the historical tradition of eating fish on Fridays, I’m not usually a lover of being “spoon fed” into writing posts (and recipes) based on “blogging dietary days of the… 

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Gordon’s Singapore Sling – #LetsCocktail this Summer!

Gordon's Singapore Sling

– Gordon’s Singapore Sling – #LetsCocktail this Summer! Just over a year ago, I was reclining in a very large and comfortable leather “business class” airline seat on Singapore Airlines, (along with several other bloggers) who like me, were off to Singapore for an action packed “press trip”, sipping one of my favourite cocktails of all time,… 

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Tales from the Meadow and A Giant Meadow Cake PLUS Giveaway!

Kerrygold Cake

Tales from the Meadow and A Giant Meadow Cake PLUS Giveaway! On Wednesday the 22nd July, Londoners were surprised and amazed to see a HUGE four metre long cake in front of Liverpool Street station! Weighing a staggering half a tonne, this giant cake depicted a typical scene from an Irish meadow, complete with cows, hay… 

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Provençal Stuffed Apricot & Goat’s Cheese Salad with Edible Flowers

Provençal Stuffed Apricot & Goat’s Cheese Salad with Edible Flowers

Provençal Stuffed Apricot & Goat’s Cheese Salad with Edible Flowers Edible flowers seem to be the “New Black” lately, with many top chefs using them in their Michelin Star restaurants; pubs, cafés and even commercial “refectory” kitchens are adding them to dishes for staff, as my daughter confirmed recently, when she sent me a photo of… 

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Foraging and Cooking with Les Aventurières du Goût in Provence

Les Aventurières du Goût

Foraging and Cooking with Les Aventurières du Goût in Provence The drive was long and hot, but as we travelled higher up the mountain road with steep gullies and ravines to one side, the light sharpened and the colours diffused into a myriad of blues, purples, greys and greens; it was our second day in Provence,… 

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