A BEAUTIFUL Summer Cookbook of Picnic Treats: Tea Time Treats Round-Up

A BEAUTIFUL Summer Cookbook of Picnic Treats: Tea Time Treats Round-Up

A BEAUTIFUL Summer Cookbook of Picnic Treats: Tea Time Treats Round-Up Hello and welcome to a HUGE round-up of Al-Fresco style recipes, for the BIG Tea Time Treats Picnic month of August!  You have all dazzled and tempted me with your tasty creations, and all that is left to do now is scroll through the following… 

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Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae AND Swan Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae

Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae AND Swan Ice Cream Maker Giveaway Oh how I wish Delia, aka Saint Delia, would visit my kitchen, but I am afraid my title has been somewhat misleading and her only presence in my kitchen was via one of her  cooking bibles, books! This is my slightly adapted… 

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Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins for The Secret Recipe Club

Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins

Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins for The Secret Recipe Club Today sees me sharing another Secret Recipe Club recipe, and this time I have chosen a real sweet treat, Jam Doughnut Muffins, a recipe that I found on my secret assigned blog for August which was Food. Baby. Life.  Food.Baby.Life is written by Susan, who is married with three… 

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August Cooking with Herbs: Summer Herbs & Flowers

Herbs

August Cooking with Herbs: Summer Herbs & Flowers Welcome to a new Cooking with Herbs challenge for August; last month we had an amazing 39 entries and the round up for those recipes is here: Cooking with Herbs: A Virtual Herbal Cookbook & Round-Up of Recipes! Thanks to ALL of  you who entered……this month is a summer… 

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August Tea Time Treats: Pack up a Picnic! Picnic Food & Picnic Treats

August Tea Time Treats: Pack up a Picnic! Picnic Food & Picnic Treats

August Tea Time Treats: Pack up a Picnic! Picnic Food & Picnic Treats Hello and WELCOME to a NEW Tea Time Treats challenge! August is a month of summer holidays, whether its a “staycation” at home, or an exotic holiday abroad, it’s a month of family, friends, food and fun…….and what better way to celebrate… 

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Cooking with Herbs: A Virtual Herbal Cookbook & Round-Up of Recipes!

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  Cooking with Herbs: A Virtual Herbal Cookbook & Round-Up of Recipes! Welcome to July’s Cooking with Herbs Recipe Round-Up, and what an amazing variety of entries we had once again, with thanks to all of you who linked up! The suggested theme was BASIL, but as regular readers know, I accept ALL recipes that… 

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“No Churn” Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds: The Secret Recipe Club

Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds (2)

“No Churn” Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds: The Secret Recipe Club Summer is now in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere and ice cream seems to have a mention on my menu planner every week…..from exclusive “top drawer” commercial brands such as the ice cream I used in this recipe White Chocolate Ice Cream… 

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It’s always Pimm’s O’Clock! Raspberry & Elderflower Pimm’s Cocktail

It's always Pimm's O'Clock! Raspberry & Elderflower Pimm's Cocktail

It’s always Pimm’s O’Clock! Raspberry & Elderflower Pimm’s Cocktail Let’s just set the scene……..a hot English summer’s day, leather on willow, floral tea “frocks”, stripy deck chairs, lazy days in the garden, the chink of ice on glass, full-blown roses and scented lavender, the buzz of bees, Wimbledon, strawberries and cream, old straw hats and… 

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Sensational Summer Strawberries! Strawberry “Clafoutis” (Custard Bakes)

Strawberry Clafoutis

Sensational Summer Strawberries! Strawberry “Clafoutis” (Custard Bakes) “Strawberry fields forever” is my current mantra and as far as I am concerned there should be more strawberry fields, not just near me but all over the countryside, although, we are the proud “parents” of many strawberry offspring this year, and the luscious red orbs just keep… 

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A Snack for Viewing The World Cup Semi-Final: Argentinian Picada

Argentinean Picada

A Snack for Viewing The World Cup Semi-Final: Argentinian Picada I am going to “fess up” now, I am not a Football follower or fan, I watch Rugby Union and Cricket, but not football! So, I hope all footie fans are still talking to me now…….however, I am interested in the World Cup insofar that… 

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