Pie, Pie, Pie……..Chocolate Chilli Pie with a Cornbread Crust

Chocolate Chilli Pie with a Cornbread Crust (7)

Pie, Pie, Pie…….. Chocolate Chilli Pie with a Cornbread Crust I am a PIE LOVER –  pies are the ultimate comfort food for me, whether they be the light, fragrant pies of summer, or the rustic, rich pies of winter, anything with a crust gets my vote of approval. The crust can be flaky, hot water,… 

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Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole for Crocktober

Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole

Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole for Crocktober Here we are half way through October……it’s been a funny old month with some very cold, wet days, and then today the sun has decided to show its face again and I am hankering to get out and have a long walk…….the sort of autumn walk where… 

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Everyday and Speciality Dining on Celebrity Cruises Equinox

Breakfast on the Balcony - Celebrity Cruises Equinox

Everyday and Speciality Dining on Celebrity Cruises Equinox Welcome back to the Equinox, one of Celebrity Cruises cruise ships, and one that I had the pleasure of calling home for four days a few weeks ago; you can see my “teaser photo post” here: Travel, Dine & Wine in Style on Celebrity Equinox around the Mediterranean. Today I… 

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5:2 Diet Curried Autumn Allotment Soup: 90 Calories a Bowl

Allotment Vegetable Soup

5:2 Diet Curried Autumn Allotment Soup: 90 Calories a Bowl I am still following the 5:2 diet, albeit not when I am away, and I have been away a lot lately…….but, last week saw me managing two fast days of 500 calories a day and as the weather moves ever closer to winter, I find home-made soups… 

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A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week!

A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week!

A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week! There is nothing as nice as a BIG home-made chocolate cake on the tea time-table and although I am primarily a savoury person (cheese, bread and pies are my downfall) I do love a slice of chocolate cake now and then.  And, as it is Chocolate Week… 

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Giveaway: 2 Months belVita Breakfast biscuits & Fruit Basket RRP: £60

Belivita Breakfast Giveaway Lavender and Lovage

Giveaway: 2 Months belVita Breakfast biscuits & Fruit Basket RRP: £60 I am delighted to share a NEW giveaway with you, and a really tasty one too! The folks over at Belivita Breakfast HQ have very kindly offered all Lavender and Lovage readers the chance to win over TWO MONTHS of their delicious Crunchy Chocolate… 

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Cast Iron Recipes! Cooking with “Le Creuset”: Comfort Chicken Casserole

Comfort Le Creuset Chicken Casserole

Cast Iron Recipes! Cooking with “Le Creuset” Comfort Chicken Casserole What could be better than a comforting plate of chicken casserole as autumn leaves begin to fall in their hundreds and aromatic wood smoke spirals around brick chimneys……….pearl grey mists greet me on my way down to open up the chickens every morning and the Robin is sporting… 

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Giveaway: WIN a Countdown Slow Cooker Crock-Pot & Crock-Pot Warmer RRP: £74:98

CrockTober Crock Pot

  Giveaway: WIN a Countdown Slow Cooker Crock-Pot & Crock-Pot Warmer RRP: £74:98 Welcome to a NEW Giveaway on Lavender and Lovage! To celebrate October, Crock-Pot has chosen some of their favourite blogs to celebrate Crocktober, a month of cooking LONG and SLOW in a Crock Pot Slow Cooker…….my recipe will be up over the… 

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British Egg Week & Egg-Cellent Recipes: 5:2 Diet Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad

Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad (5:2 Diet)

British Egg Week & Egg-Cellent Recipes: 5:2 Diet Egg, Artichoke and Salmon Salad This weeks marks British Egg Week, and as a “chicken mother”, I am a bit of an egg addict! I have three hens, Mavis who is a Black Rock, Gertie is a Bluebell and Blanche is a Sussex Light; they lay three eggs… 

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Thrifty & Organic October: Pork & Apples with French Style Lentils and Salted Chocolate Brownies

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Walnuts

Thrifty & Organic October: Pork & Apples with French Style Lentils and Salted Chocolate Brownies Core Ingredients for October: Pork, Pumpkin, Apples, Lentils, Cabbage and Chocolate Menu Plan and Recipes for October: Meat Free “Garbure” Soup with Cabbage and Pumpkin Pork Steaks with Apples, Sage and Cider Apple Vinegar French style Braised Lentils Sea Salt… 

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