Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill I remember an advert, when I was growing up, it was by the British Egg Marketing Board, and went like this: male guest in a typical boarding house, sits at the breakfast table, the harridan land lady marches in and barks……..“how do you like your eggs,… 

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The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round-Up

The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round-Up

The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round-Up When Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen and I hosted The Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up a few months ago, we were surprised to see how popular the linky party was with people from ALL over the world! So, with blackberry season almost upon us and with both us being bramble… 

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Four Hotels and a Mistral! Where to stay in the South of France

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Four Hotels and a Mistral! Where to stay in the South of France A much used quote is….“It is better to travel well than to arrive”.….well, that may indeed be the case for many journeys, but not when you arrive at some of the hotels I stayed in when I was in Provence, Ardeche, Gard… 

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Tian Provençal (Summer Vegetable Gratin)

Tian provençal

Tian Provençal (Summer Vegetable Gratin) I am avid collector of what is commonly known as “Kitchenalia” nowadays; even before I started to use various bits and bobs for my food styling photos, I was always drawn to a dusty flour dredger or a set of teaspoons, as well as anything resembling an old baking tin. For… 

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August Tea Time Treats: Summer Holiday Baking

Tea Time Treats - Summer Holiday Baking

August Tea Time Treats: Summer Holiday Baking Welcome to a NEW challenge for August and Tea Time Treats! Last month saw Janie over at The Hedgecombers cooking on her BBQ as she asked for BBQ Fodder – to keep the Summer trend going, my theme for Tea Time Treats this month is for Summer Holiday Baking. That’s… 

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Cooking with Herbs August Challenge and July Round-Up

A French Country Affair ~ An Elegant Omelette Gateau with Chive Flowers

Cooking with Herbs August Challenge and July Round-Up Welcome to the Cooking with Herbs August Challenge and July Round-Up! Last month saw 29 wonderful BBQ herbs and herb recipes being entered into the challenge, and you can see them all just below. Continue reading to the end, where the NEW challenge linky is situated, and the theme for AUGUST… 

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ActiFry Challenge: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Healthy Takeaway Recipe)

ActiFry Challenge: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Healthy Takeaway Recipe)

ActiFry Challenge: Sweet and Sour Chicken (Healthy Takeaway Recipe) And so the weekend has arrived, that huge sigh of relief for all Monday to Friday workers – no early alarms to be set, two days of relaxation with family and friends, or a spot of D.I.Y maybe, and to get us all into the spirit… 

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Bed & Breakfast Cheese, Tomato and Garden Herbs Omelette

B and B Cheese and Herb Omelette (3)

Bed & Breakfast Cheese, Tomato and Garden Herbs Omelette Close friends (and family) and some of my readers will know that when I am in South West France, I run a Bed and Breakfast. It’s our home too of course, but was bought specifically to run a Chambres d’Hotes as well as a cookery school over… 

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A Secret Recipe for Meat-Free Monday: Chole Chaat (Chickpea Curry)

Chole Chaat is a spicy Indian chickpea curry made with a base of fresh ginger, garlic and tomatoes; serve with steamed Basmati rice and assorted sambals.

A Secret Recipe for Meat-Free Monday: Chole Chaat (Chickpea Curry) Apart from Fish on Friday, a series of fishy posts on Lavender and Lovage inspired by the historical tradition of eating fish on Fridays, I’m not usually a lover of being “spoon fed” into writing posts (and recipes) based on “blogging dietary days of the… 

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Gordon’s Singapore Sling – #LetsCocktail this Summer!

Gordon's Singapore Sling

– Gordon’s Singapore Sling – #LetsCocktail this Summer! Just over a year ago, I was reclining in a very large and comfortable leather “business class” airline seat on Singapore Airlines, (along with several other bloggers) who like me, were off to Singapore for an action packed “press trip”, sipping one of my favourite cocktails of all time,… 

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