Magic Microwave Mug Cakes, Welsh Cakes and Custard Tarts

Traditional Welsh Cakes

Magic Microwave Mug Cakes, Welsh Cakes and Custard Tarts As well as writing and creating recipes for Lavender and Lovage, I also write for several other websites, magazines and publications, and I am a regular contributor for Great British Chefs, a fabulous high quality website that promotes British chefs through their recipes with videos and… 

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Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Spices! Curried Beef & Apricot Pie with a Salt Glaze Crust Recipe

Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Spices! Curried Beef & Apricot Pie with a Salt Glaze Crust Recipe

Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Spices! Curried Beef & Apricot Pie with a Salt Glaze Crust Recipe Today, the 5th January, is Twelfth Night, not to be confused with Epiphany, which is tomorrow on the 6th January. Traditionally, it’s the day that all the decorations and cards come down, lest you bring bad luck into your home for… 

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A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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Frugal Family Fare: Roast Chicken & Ham Pie with a Suet Dumpling Crust

Frugal Family Fare: Roast Chicken & Ham Pie with a Suet Dumpling Crust

Frugal Family Fare: Roast Chicken & Ham Pie with a Suet Dumpling Crust Who doesn’t love  a pie, well we all do in my house and especially when it’s as easy to make as this one is…..it’s essentially a Sunday Roast pie made with the left overs from a few weeks ago, but, it’s also… 

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Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam I love receiving hampers of food, and recently a wonderful hamper arrived for me courtesy of Applewood Cheese, filled to the brim with delicious ingredients, as well as some Applewood spreadable cheese. As you may have guessed, I am taking part on a recipe challenge, hence my hamper full… 

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The Old Mirabelle Plum Tree: Spiced Mirabelle Plum Galette Recipe

Spiced Mirabelle Plum Galette

The Old Mirabelle Plum Tree: Spiced Mirabelle Plum Galette Recipe At the bottom left of my French garden there is a beautiful old Mirabelle tree; it was here when we bought the house and every year it gives us kilos and kilos of gorgeous yellow and rosy pink fruit. Diminutive in size it may be compared… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for Organic September: Somerset Pork, Apple Tart and Many More Recipes!

Image: Apple Galette

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for Organic September: Somerset Pork, Apple Tart and Many More Recipes! Core Ingredients for September: Pork, Apples, Butternut Squash, Leeks, Cabbage and Oats September Menu: Spiced Roast Butternut Squash Soup Irish Soda Bread with Oats Somerset Pork with Apples Creamed Leek and Cabbage Braise Rustic Apple Galette Welcome to a very… 

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Flowers and Fools, Peaches and Pies: Easy Late Summertime Recipes…..

Amaretti and Apricot Layered Fool

Flowers and Fools, Peaches and Pies: Easy Late Summertime Recipes….. I have been on holiday for the last week, at home in France, but with a childhood friend and her partner – Sarah and Jim. So, I have not been around as much on Twitter, Facebook or even here, but, I HAVE been cooking up… 

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An Old Flask and Childhood Memories: Cheese, Onion and Potato Pasties Recipe

An Old Flask and Childhood Memories: Cheese, Onion and Potato Pasties Recipe

An Old Flask and Childhood Memories: Cheese, Onion and Potato Pasties Recipe I remember many picnics throughout my life, both as an adult and a child; and, when my parents offered to give me an old Thermos flask recently, for food styling, as soon as I saw which one it was, the memories just came… 

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Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe Life can be a bowl of cherries sometimes, especially when life actually gives you a big bowl of cherries! Our ten-year old cherry tree at the bottom of the garden has given us lots of cherries this year, but, not as many… 

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