The Secret Recipe Club and The All American Sandwich: Tuna Melt

tuna melt

The Secret Recipe Club and The All American Sandwich: Tuna Melt There is a tale to tell about the origins of the Tuna Melt – apparently this classic sandwich, the mainstay of many a late night diner has its roots in the deep South; Charleston, South Carolina to be exact.  Like many popular regional recipes… 

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Saturday Breakfast and Brunch Memories: Smoked Salmon “Egg in a Basket” (Egg in a Hole)

Egg in a Hole

Saturday Breakfast and Brunch Memories: Smoked Salmon “Egg in a Basket” (Egg in a Hole) Saturday and Sunday mornings used to be a treat for me when I was little; when we lived in Shatin (Hong Kong), every weekend, if my dad wasn’t working, we would get up late and have breakfast together. Sitting at… 

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Switch the Fish! A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes

Switch the Fish! A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes

Switch the Fish! A Fishy Friday Frolic with Coley, Mussels and Sea Bass Recipes Today is Sainsbury’s “Switch the Fish” day, and anyone who buys one of the “big fishy five”  today, that’s cod, tuna, salmon, prawns and haddock today in Sainsbury’s, will be offered free alternative species at their fish counters, as well as some help  about how… 

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Celebrate “Chip Week”! My Day at Award Winning Chippy “Fish Bone” in London

Haddock and Chips

Celebrate “Chip Week”! My Day at Award Winning Chippy “Fish Bone” in London Today starts a week of chip appreciation as Chip Week kicks off, a week filled with deep-fried spuds, and a time to visit your local chippy, forgetting the diet, to enjoy a packet of chips, or even better, fish and chips.  To… 

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Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe

Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe

Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe Sometimes, when I am busy, it’s quite hard to think up new and easy recipes to make and enjoy on my 5:2 diet “fast days” where I have a limit of 500 calories to eat in one day –… 

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Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha

Spanish Seafood & Chorizo Skewers and Spicy Pepper Stir-Fry Recipes with La Plancha Just a little while ago, at the end of summer and beginning of autumn, my daughter came to see us in France for a little holiday, and we managed to grab the late summer sunshine whilst we still had it! One of the… 

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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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Sous Vide Poached Eggs: Posh Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Haddock & Eggs and Basic Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs and Bacon on Sourdough Toast

Sous Vide Poached Eggs: Posh Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Haddock & Eggs and Basic Poached Eggs Several months ago I was sent a Sous Vide Supreme water bath machine to trial and review; in return for my wonderful machine, and I have loved using it on many occasions, I committed to creating several recipes and… 

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A Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch: Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Recipe (5:2 Diet)

A Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch: Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Recipe (5:2 Diet)

A Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch: Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Recipe (5:2 Diet) I LOVE salmon, I use salmon in my meal plans regularly and have a large and diverse selection of salmon recipes on Lavender and Lovage. I also find it perfect for simple low-calorie recipes on the 5:2 diet for fast days… 

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Fish on Friday: Parmesan & Chive Salmon with Garlic & Nutmeg Spinach Recipe

Fish on Friday: Parmesan & Chive Salmon with Garlic & Nutmeg Spinach Recipe

Fish on Friday: Parmesan & Chive Salmon with Garlic & Nutmeg Spinach Recipe Welcome to the start of the weekend! Yes, thank God it’s Friday and I am looking forward to a leisurely weekend with a meal out planned for Sunday and some me time too. As regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I… 

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