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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Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe Today is Stir Up Sunday, which means that Christmas is only a whisker away now, well exactly 4 weeks to be exact. I have shared many traditions and customs for this special day it the culinary calendar, which you can read here Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian… 

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Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Baked Apples

Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey Walks to the hen-house crackle with frosted leaves and frozen grass now and a cheeky little wind plays havoc with my dressing gown, as I am never dressed when I make the mad dash to the end of the garden at “silly o’clock”… 

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Lest we Forget: Remembrance Sunday and The Wartime Kitchen Recipes

Spiced Mixed Fruit Roll in a Baked Bean Tin

Lest we Forget: Remembrance Sunday and The Wartime Kitchen Recipes Today is a reflective day for me, a day to remember all those who have died in both World Wars as well as other and continuing conflicts, both home and abroad. It IS a sad and sombre day, but it is a day to recognise just how… 

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Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul's Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe November is not my favourite month, after the beauty of September and October with the bounty of harvests, crimson and yellow leaves and mellow sunny days, November always seems drab and dull to me, and it’s usually when the grey, wet and cold… 

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Warm Breakfast Duvet Day aka World Porridge Day!

Spiced Fruit and Nut Winter Porridge

Warm Breakfast Duvet Day aka World Porridge Day! As warm as a duvet and as snugly as a feather bed, today is a day to celebrate my favourite breakfast, Porridge, as it’s World Porridge Day! Organised by The Golden Spurtle, today is day to embrace oats and all that goes with them! The small Scottish Highland… 

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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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The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots

The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots

The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots For those eagle eyed readers amongst you who follow my monthly Secret Recipe Club posts, you may be thinking that my reveal day recipe is a little earlier than usual…….that’s because I have changed groups and I am now in Group C! I was in… 

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Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Raspberry Steamed Sponge Pudding

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe Remember when Sunday’s was a day for getting dressed up in your “Sunday Best”? It’s not that long ago and I clearly remember visiting family on Sundays, as well as going to Sunday School in my best Sunday Best frock! We may not… 

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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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