The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe

The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe

The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe And so the great potato debate started…….I, the cook, and therefore more knowledgeable about yesterday’s luncheon dish, wanted mashed potatoes, he, the mere diner and other resident of the Lavender and Lovage household, was adamant that he wanted baked potatoes; we battled it out for at least ten minutes,… 

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Avignon, South of France with Cheese, Wine, Apples, Nocturnal Picnics & Fine Food

Tasting menu by Bruno d'Angélis

Avignon, South of France with Cheese, Wine, Apples, Nocturnal Picnics & Fine Food Part Two: Where our Food Comes From….. Picture the scene….. a warm autumn day with scudding white clouds in the sky, a posse of food lovers, cheeses of all shapes and sizes, glasses of wine, tempting terrines, crisp, pink apples, vineyards, châteaux and… 

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A Secret Recipe: Macaroni Cheese – Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Tomatoes

mac and cheese

A Secret Recipe: – Macaroni Cheese – Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Tomatoes I remember this was one of my favourite meals to come home to from school when I was growing up……Mum always made it with mature Cheddar cheese for a real bite and English mustard powder too, of course, in the sauce. Cheap… 

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Stir Up Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Puddings and Mincemeat with Tropical Fruits

Gluten Free Tropical Fruit Cake

Stir Up Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Puddings and Mincemeat with Tropical Fruits Only two more days until Stir-Up Sunday……..a special day in the cook’s calendar when cakes and puddings are concocted, baked, steamed. I have written about this day many times over the years on Lavender and Lovage, and, you can read all about the traditions and customs here: … 

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From the Lavender and Lovage Christmas Kitchen: A Luxury Hamper, Puddings, Yule Logs and More…..

Christmas Pudding in Penzance Bowls from Churchill China

From the Lavender and Lovage Christmas Kitchen: A Luxury Hamper, Puddings, Yule Logs and More….. It’s that time of the year, and month, again, when I invite you to view some of the beautiful ingredients and products that have made it into the Lavender and Lovage Kitchen over the last few weeks…….with Christmas fast approaching,… 

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From The Lavender and Lovage Bakery: Country Style Walnut Bread Rolls

From The Lavender and Lovage Bakery: Country Style Walnut Bread Rolls

From The Lavender and Lovage Bakery: Country Style Walnut Bread Rolls Home-made bread, you cannot beat it, especially when the bread in question are small rustic style bread rolls studded with walnuts with a floury finish…..and, especially when time is at a premium and the dough is mixed, kneaded and proved in a bread maker,… 

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On The Home Front: Original Wartime Recipes from The Great War 1914 to 1918

Apricot Charlotte

On The Home Front: Original Wartime Recipes from The Great War 1914 to 1918 1916: What To Do With Cheese Cheese And Lentil Savoury Recipe Lentils are a highly nutritious as well as an economical food, and when treated as follows, they are also very delicious. Take eight ounces of cheese, five and a half ounces… 

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Giveaway: Stokes Sauces CHRISTMAS HAMPER (RRP£38)

STOKES CHRISTMAS HAMPER

Giveaway: Stokes Sauces CHRISTMAS HAMPER (RRP£38) It’s not long now, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news for those of you who may be a bit behind, but Christmas is only SIX weeks away now, and in readiness for the big day, I am delighted to share a NEW festive giveaway with… 

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British Carrots: Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses

Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses

Where Our Food Comes From……. British Carrots: Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses Welcome to a new series of posts called “Where Our Food Comes From”……..over the last few months I have been lucky enough to visit numerous factories, farms, orchards and food events where the focus has been all about home-grown British… 

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Giveaway: Hotpoint Aquarius Spin Washing Machine (6kg) RRP: £319

Washing Machine

  Giveaway: Hotpoint Aquarius Spin Washing Machine (6kg) RRP: £319 I am rather delighted to be able to offer all Lavender and Lovage readers a fabulous prize today, as kindly donated by The Cooperative Electrical Shop – they have offered all my readers the chance to win a Hotpoint Aquarius 6kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine in… 

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