For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs

Easter, Dip, Spread, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Bacon, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage

For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs Time to forget all that chocolate, as well as any cakes, biscuits and scones that are kicking around, we are on a cheese mission today, and it doesn’t get cheesier than this recipe, as Greg Wallace (of Masterchef) might say; it’s packed… 

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A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart

Blue Wensleydale and Wild Garlic Tart

A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart Tomorrow, the 18th April, is Good Friday; or, Hot Cross Bun day as I used to call it when I was little! Although many Christians observe a “no meat Friday” every week of the year, it’s probably true to say that most people regardless of their religion also adopt a… 

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Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines

South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole & Cream Cheese Tartines Two avocados in the pantry along with a bag of lemons, some artisan bread, and then a phone conversation with my mum last week led to this lovely recipe for South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines today – mum reminded me how we used… 

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Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella

Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella

Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella A simple Saturday supper dish, (or a light luncheon and mid-week supper dish) is my recipe of the day today – something that most people can rustle up from store cupboard and pantry staples, and a tasty recipe that is on the table in under an… 

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The Secret Recipe Club and The All American Sandwich: Tuna Melt

tuna melt

The Secret Recipe Club and The All American Sandwich: Tuna Melt There is a tale to tell about the origins of the Tuna Melt – apparently this classic sandwich, the mainstay of many a late night diner has its roots in the deep South; Charleston, South Carolina to be exact.  Like many popular regional recipes… 

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Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese

Rosemary Butter with Grana Padano

Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese Sometimes an idea comes to me in the middle of the night, when I am tossing and turning, reflecting on events that have happened, or worrying about things that may not happen……..the night is still and my thoughts seem to hang in the darkness… 

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Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

BBQ Bacon & Cheese Baked Potatoes

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper It’s fast approaching St Patrick’s Day and, if the sun continues to shine, it’s also fast approaching that shortest and fleeting of seasons, the “BBQ” season, where men arm themselves with tongs and matches and women get very worried! Now, I must “fess” up… 

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British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe As regular readers will know,  I am a keen promoter of all things British and especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables; we have the perfect climate to grow some amazing varieties of fruit, and especially orchard fruits such as apples and… 

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Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe – Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread

Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe - Zuri's South African Picnic Bread

Sunday Baking: A Beautiful Easy Quick Bread Recipe – Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread – Today’s post is tinged with some sadness; my recipe today is for Zuri’s South African Picnic Bread, and it has been made by way of a condolence message for my good friend Zuri (Zuretha) who lost her husband Gideon last… 

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Spicy Toasted Sandwiches for Lunch! Mexican Cheese, Chorizo and Avocado Toastie Recipe

Spicy Toasted Sandwiches for Lunch! Mexican Cheese, Chorizo and Avocado Toastie Recipe

Spicy Toasted Sandwiches for Lunch! Mexican Cheese, Chorizo and Avocado Toastie Recipe Today’s recipe is just perfect for a light lunch, a quick snack or a simple supper, and it’s one of my favourite ways to eat a sandwich, a TOASTED sandwich, or a toastie as they are called. I have simple tastes when it… 

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