August Patchwork Quilt of Seasonal Recipes, Flowers & Ingredients

Heirloom Tomatoes

August Patchwork Quilt of Seasonal Recipes, Flowers & Ingredients August Patchwork Quilt of Seasonal Recipes, Flowers & Ingredients………As we bid a sad farewell to August, and before we move into September, I want to reflect on the last month of summer and what made it special for me, through recipes, seasonal produce and flowers. We… 

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Tea Time Treats Summer Cookbook: August Recipe Round-Up

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Tea Time Treats Summer Cookbook: August Recipe Round-Up Summer Holiday Baking Welcome to the Tea Time Treats Summer Cookbook: August Recipe Round-Up! Today I am sharing all the wonderful recipes that you all added throughout the month of August for our theme of Summer Holiday Baking.  We had all sorts of baking from mini Scotch eggs, spicy… 

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A Summer Cooking with Herbs Cookbook: August Recipe Round-Up

Tian Provençal (Summer Vegetable Gratin)

A Summer Cooking with Herbs Cookbook: August Recipe Round-Up Welcome to the Cooking with Herbs Summer Herb Flowers recipe round-up for August! August is the month of school and summer holidays, so as mist people were away, I am so pleased to see some wonderful entries that you all took time to make and enter. We… 

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The “200 Club” by Bespoke Offers and Bompas & Parr: The 200 Course Tasting Menu in 24hrs!

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  The “200 Club” by Bespoke Offers and Bompas & Parr: The 200 Course Tasting Menu in 24hrs! You know those amazing guys over at Bompas & Parr? The ones that created those immersive flavour-based experiences ranging from an inhabitable cloud of gin and tonic, the world’s first multi-sensory fireworks and a Taste Experience for the… 

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A Secret Recipe for Parties! Empanaditas de Chorizo

Empanaditas de Chorizo (Chorizo Empanadas) Adapted from The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History

A Secret Recipe for Parties! Empanaditas de Chorizo I am a BIG fan of pies, in all shapes and forms, not many escape my greedy clutches, and my top favourites are Shaker Lemon Pie,  Cheese, Onion and Potato Pasties, Cornish Pasties, Farmhouse Egg and Bacon Pie and Heirloom Apple or Fruit Tart. But, outside the European stable of pies, there… 

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Country Cottage Comfort Food: Nanny’s Pan Haggerty

Pan Haggerty or Panhaggerty

Country Cottage Comfort Food: Nanny’s Pan Haggerty Layers of meltingly tender potatoes, tasty onion slices and molten cheese in one pan, that’s what “Pan Haggerty” is all about, a frugal “end of week” family dish that resonates with me on every comfort food level. I was raised on food like this, and simple though it… 

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Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill I remember an advert, when I was growing up, it was by the British Egg Marketing Board, and went like this: male guest in a typical boarding house, sits at the breakfast table, the harridan land lady marches in and barks……..“how do you like your eggs,… 

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The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round-Up

The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round-Up

The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round-Up When Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen and I hosted The Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up a few months ago, we were surprised to see how popular the linky party was with people from ALL over the world! So, with blackberry season almost upon us and with both us being bramble… 

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Four Hotels and a Mistral! Where to stay in the South of France

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Four Hotels and a Mistral! Where to stay in the South of France A much used quote is….“It is better to travel well than to arrive”.….well, that may indeed be the case for many journeys, but not when you arrive at some of the hotels I stayed in when I was in Provence, Ardeche, Gard… 

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Tian Provençal (Summer Vegetable Gratin)

Tian provençal

Tian Provençal (Summer Vegetable Gratin) I am avid collector of what is commonly known as “Kitchenalia” nowadays; even before I started to use various bits and bobs for my food styling photos, I was always drawn to a dusty flour dredger or a set of teaspoons, as well as anything resembling an old baking tin. For… 

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