“Not Your Usual Potted Cheese” (with Chilli Mayonnaise) for Grown-Ups ONLY!

Potted Cheese

“Not Your Usual Potted Cheese” (with Chilli Mayonnaise) for Grown-Ups ONLY! Christmas and New Year is but a fond and distant memory now, but somehow some of our “festive fare” lingers on, lurking in surprising and sometimes inappropriate places (such as half eaten Christmas pudding that I found still “cooling down” in the oven) and… 

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Giveaway: Win a Kenwood KMix Coffee Maker RRP:£90 #BreakfastWeek

Kenwood Coffee Maker

Giveaway: Win a Kenwood KMix Coffee Maker RRP:£90 #BreakfastWeek Welcome to British Breakfast Week, and as a special treat I am delighted to announce that lovely people over at The House of Fraser have offered all Lavender and Lovage readers the chance to win a Kenwood KMix Coffee Maker RRP: £90!  This sleek machine will Shake UP… 

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A Secret Breakfast Recipe: Baked Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders

Baked Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders

A Secret Breakfast Recipe: Baked Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders Slider (sandwich) A slider is a small sandwich, typically around 3 in (7.6 cm) across, served in a bun. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover any small sandwich served on a slider roll. The term, when used in reference to… 

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Giveaway & Romantic Cocktail Recipes: Bloom Gin (RRP: £24)

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Giveaway & Romantic Cocktail Recipes: Win a bottle of Bloom Gin (RRP: £24) Yes, I know that the weather is cold here in the UK, but, there is some good news on the horizon, there are lots of events to look forward to, such as Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day, Mother’s Day and SPRING! And, to… 

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Spice Up your New Year 5:2 Diet Weight Loss! Spinach, Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry (244 Calories)

Spice Up your New Year 5:2 Diet Weight Loss! Spinach, Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry (244 Calories)

Spice Up your New Year 5:2 Diet Weight Loss! Spinach, Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry (244 Calories) With HUGE apologies for my absence, it was a week ago that I last posted a recipe and a review, but, things have been pretty hectic over the last ten days culminating in a nightmare journey back on… 

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Popping the Weight Loss with Smoky Low Calorie Cheese & Pimento Dip and Chips!

Popping the Weight Loss with Smoky Low Calorie Cheese & Pimento Dip and Chips!

Popping the Weight Loss with Smoky Low Calorie Cheese & Pimento Dip and Chips! So, the festive period is over, the turkey has been eaten, several times over, the crackers have been pulled, the tree is bare and the carpet is pine needle green, the lights are down the waistbands are stretched……it’s been a jolly old… 

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Kettner’s Afternoon Tea with Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting Flight

Afternoon Tea with Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting Flight

Kettner’s Afternoon Tea with Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting Flight Kettner’s an institution in the best possible sense…….straddling a large portion of Romily Street in Soho, London, Kettner’s occupies four elegant Georgian Townhouses and was originally opened as a restaurant in 1867 by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III no less. It soon became infamous for the… 

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Dorothy Hartley, Cattern Cakes & Lace and a Victorian Epiphany Tart Recipe

Epiphany Tart Recipe

Dorothy Hartley, Cattern Cakes & Lace and a Victorian Epiphany Tart Recipe One of my favourite books is “Food of England” by Dorothy Hartley, a veritable treasure trove of food, ingredients, customs, traditions, rural activities, crafts, foraging identification all accompanied with beautifully executed line drawings. The book is not just a recipe book, but an essential… 

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Twelfth Night, Apples and Wassailing: A Traditional English Wassail Recipe

Old English Cyder Wassail

Twelfth Night, Apples and Wassailing: A Traditional English Wassail Recipe Twelfth Night is just a day away as I write, and I am minded to share an old English recipe with you today, a recipe that will be just the ticket for a night of feasting and revelry, as well as being perfect to serenade any apple trees you may… 

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The Great British Store Cupboard Challenge: Cooking with Herbs – January 2015

January 2015 Cooking with Herbs

The Great British Store Cupboard Challenge: Cooking with Herbs – January 2015 – Happy New Year and WELCOME to a new Cooking with Herbs challenge; this month, I would like to offer you a Store Cupboard challenge, and ask for recipes that not only use herbs of course, but also make use of those essential… 

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