Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) Recipes: Cakes, Scones, Tarts & Sandwiches

Mothering Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Bakes & Tarts

Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) Recipes: Cakes, Scones, Tarts & Sandwiches It’s British Mothering Sunday, (Mother’s Day) this Sunday the 30th of March, time to dust off the best china, bring posies of spring flowers into the house and bake cakes and other delicious treats for our mums. I was hoping to share a new recipe… 

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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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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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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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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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A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart

A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart

A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart I consider myself to be a bit of a nomad, not so much in the real “hunter gatherer” sense, but I have moved and lived all over the world, and have called at least four or five countries home over the… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus, Spring Vegetables, Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes Core May Ingredients: Beef, Asparagus, Broad Beans, Peas, Gooseberries and Jersey Royal Potatoes May Menu: Two Cheese Asparagus Tart Broad Bean and Pea Medley with Feta Cheese Jersey Royal Potato Salad with Three Herb Mayonnaise Cape Malay Beef & Fruit… 

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Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe)

Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe)

Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe) The humble mince pie needs little embellishments in my humble opinion - a crisp, crumbly and buttery shortcrust pastry base filled with fruity home-made mincemeat, with a dash of brandy, and a simple lid of more buttery pastry – a sprinkling of caster sugar maybe, or even a little… 

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