East Coast USA Revisited: Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe

Shaker Lemon Pie

East Coast USA Revisited: Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe The day was bright and sunny, the sun kissed my neck as I sat at a long refectory style table bench with a glass of cloudy home-made lemonade and a slice of Shoo-Fly Pie; the county fair was in full swing and besides all the livestock, entertainment and… 

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Dorothy Hartley, Cattern Cakes & Lace and a Victorian Epiphany Tart Recipe

Epiphany Tart Recipe

Dorothy Hartley, Cattern Cakes & Lace and a Victorian Epiphany Tart Recipe One of my favourite books is “Food of England” by Dorothy Hartley, a veritable treasure trove of food, ingredients, customs, traditions, rural activities, crafts, foraging identification all accompanied with beautifully executed line drawings. The book is not just a recipe book, but an essential… 

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A Trio of Christmas Recipes: Vegan Pithivier Pie, Mincemeat Pudding & Mulled Wine

Mulled wine

A Trio of Christmas Recipes: Vegan Pithivier Pie, Mincemeat Pudding & Mulled Wine Christmas is only two and half weeks ago now, and I’m gearing up in the kitchen with easy to make recipes, not only for readers on Lavender and Lovage, but also for other magazines and sites I write for on a regular… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake

Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake Core ingredients for July: Cheese, Spinach, Peas, Tomatoes, Fennel and Cherries Menu Plan and Recipes for July: Pea and Mint Pesto Roast Fennel, Tomatoes and Onions Cheese, Spinach and Dill Filo Pie Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake Welcome to July’s Thrifty… 

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Enjoy National Picnic Week with Pies, Pasties, Cakes & Sandwiches! My TOP Picnic Recipes

Smorgastarta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

Enjoy National Picnic Week with Pies, Pasties, Cakes & Sandwiches! My TOP Picnic Recipes This week, between the 16th and 22nd of June marks one of my favourite ways to eat, it’s National Picnic Week! We are a picnic family, it goes right back to my early childhood days in South Africa and Hong Kong,… 

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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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