Cooking with Herbs for July: BBQ Herbs – Rosemary and Thyme

Herb Butter for the BBQ

Cooking with Herbs for July: BBQ Herbs – Rosemary and Thyme – For us in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is here…..and what better theme can there be for the summer holidays than BBQ herbs! I’ve picked Rosemary and Thyme for Cooking with Herbs for July, but as always, ALL herbs are welcome. I LOVE the… 

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Tea Time Treats Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes for June

Fairy Cakes with Hundreds and Thousands

Tea Time Treats Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes for June Welcome to the round up of Tea Time Treats recipes from June – we had over THIRTY amazing entries, with fairy cakes, muffins and cupcakes galore! Do save some time to have a browse through all the recipes below and don’t forget to pop over… 

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Travel Diary Preview: Terroir & Wine in Provence, Gard, Rhone Valley and Ardeche

Fresh Garlic Provence

Travel Diary Preview: Terroir & Wine in Provence, Gard, Rhone Valley and Ardeche Walking through vineyards, mountain walks, foraging for wild flowers and herbs, cooking, wine-tasting, fine dining, bed and breakfast in châteaux, crossing rivers and riding on steam trains – it’s all in a day’s work when on a recent “Wine and Terroir” press trip to… 

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Giveaway: Win an Andrew James Ice Cream Maker with Belvoir

Giveaway: Win an Andrew James Ice Cream Maker with Belvoir

Giveaway: Win an Andrew James Ice Cream Maker with Belvoir With the summer holidays approaching and with many fine days recently, I am delighted to offer all Lavender and Lovage readers a chance to win an Andrew James Ice Cream Maker with Belvoir Fruit Farms! Why not make my latest ice cream recipe with it if you… 

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A Secret Recipe: Low-Fat “KFC” Oven Fried Chicken

SRC Chicken KFC style

A Secret Recipe: Low-Fat “KFC” Oven Fried Chicken Who doesn’t like Southern style fried chicken? Of all the fast food outlets, I have to admit to being a bit of a “KFC” fan, when it is cooked correctly, it’s hard to beat the spiced coating over tender, succulent chicken, served with coleslaw or creamed corn and… 

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Magical Midsummer: Elderflower, Rose and Strawberry Sorbet

Elderflower, Rose and Strawberry Sorbet

Magical Midsummer: Elderflower, Rose and Strawberry Sorbet Midsummer – also called…….. Summer Solstice, Adonia, St. John’s Feast Day, Jāņi, Liða, Midsommar, Ivan Kupala Day, Juhannus, Mittumaari, Alban Hefin, Gŵyl Ganol yr Haf, Sankthans, Jaanipäev, Keskikesä, Rasos Midsummer is only two days away now, a mystical and magic time of the year with long days and… 

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Västerbottensost Cheese and a Swedish Midsummer Menu

Västerbottensost Paj

Västerbottensost Cheese and a Swedish Midsummer Menu Today, the 19th of June, is Swedish Midsummer……it marks the start of the summer holidays for most Swedes, as well as weekend of revelry, with Maypole dancing, singing, picking berries and flowers as well as enjoying food with family and friends, always outside, weather permitting.  By way of… 

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Butter Griddled Asparagus with Lemon and Aioli

Butter Griddled Asparagus with Lemon and Aioli

Butter Griddled Asparagus with Lemon and Aioli British asparagus season is between April and June and with just two weeks left in June, I’m grabbing the opportunity to enjoy as much British asparagus as I can. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to buy locally grown Yorkshire asparagus in the farm shop down the road…….as… 

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A Sultry Summer Salad: Heirloom Tomato & Chive Flower Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Chive Flower Salad

A Sultry Summer Salad: Heirloom Tomato & Chive Flower Salad Summer has definitely arrived now, with long days of sunshine and fluffy white clouds sliding around azure blue skies……meals have been taken outside mostly – the barbecue has been dragged from its winter storage place, with a view to an abundance of al fresco grilling. My… 

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Switch the Fish – One Tray Oven Baked Hake and Chips

Baked Hake and Chips

  Switch the Fish – One Tray Oven Baked Hake and Chips – Regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know that I am a bit of a fish and seafood addict; we eat fish (or seafood) about two or threes times a week, and favourite recipes are prawn curry, fish pie, fish cakes and fish and chips. I… 

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