Cherries & Cooking in Saucers: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding

Kentish Cherry Batter Puddings

Cherries & Cooking in Saucers: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding Britain is a nation of puddings, from steamed treacle sponge and Spotted Dick to Bakewell pudding and jam roly poly, we revel in our baked and steamed sweet concoctions. There are cake style puddings, steamed sponge puddings, baked tarts – sticky with syrups and studded with dried… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit

Dukkah Crusted Roast Chicken with Mint & Yoghurt Sauce

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit Hello and welcome to my FIRST Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner for 2014! As regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I worked with Organic UK throughout last year with a series of special menus based around key seasonal organic ingredients, and… 

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Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake day; it’s the last day before Lent and a chance to use up all those ingredients such as eggs, milk, sugar and jam that are traditionally not eaten during the Lenten period. Nowadays, we aren’t as… 

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Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe

Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe

Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe When is a Yorkshire pudding a dessert, when it is a Popover of course, although I remember having Yorkshire pudding served with jam, honey and golden syrup for Sunday tea, so we also serve our national pudding as a sweet treat too. So what are popovers?… 

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Countdown to Christmas: Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans

victorian christmas card

Countdown to Christmas: Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans A very Merry Christmas to all my readers! This will be my last post before Christmas Day and it is also the last in my “Countdown to Christmas” mini series. Today I had planned to share another quick and easy recipe with you, but unfortunately I have… 

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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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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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