Christmas Party Canapés! Cheese and Celery Pinwheels (Whirls)

Cheese and Celery Whirls

Christmas Party Canapés! Cheese and Celery Pinwheels (Whirls) I have fallen in love with canapés and small bites this year, and I am convinced that all you need is a table filled with tasty canapés, both savoury and sweet, and then a “sit-down” meal is not required. It all started with my special Thrifty and Organic… 

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Giveaway: Spice Drops Wooden Chest of 9 Spices RRP: £30 AND Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled Wine

Giveaway: Spice Drops Wooden Chest of 9 Spices RRP: £30 AND Mulled Wine Recipe Today’s SPICY Giveaway has been kindly donated by Gouri from Spice Drops® and is a fabulous wooden chest filled with NINE spice drops! So, what are Spice Drops? Holy Lama Spice Drops are fabulous and fresh tasting herbs and spices down to… 

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A Small Christmas Dinner: Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast and Sausage Stuffing Loaf

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

A Small Christmas Dinner: Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast and Sausage Stuffing Loaf Picture the scene, a long table laden with food, the pride of place going to a glossy, bronzed roast turkey surrounded by discarded paper hats, golden roast potatoes, sprouts, honey roast parsnips and ruby-red spiced cabbage; happy, smiling faces of all ages look on at the feast… 

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Lussekatter – St Lucia Saffron and Cardamom Sweet Buns for St Lucy’s Day

St Lucia Saffron Buns

Lussekatter – St Lucia Saffron and Cardamom Sweet Buns for St Lucy’s Day Tomorrow, December the 13th, is St Lucy’s Day as well as my daughter Hannah’s birthday…….so a double celebration. And in readiness for these double celebrations, today’s recipe has been especially posted a day early so that any aspiring bakers can make my recipe for… 

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Giveaway: WIN A Thornton’s Taste of Christmas Chocolate Hamper RRP: £80

Giveaway: WIN A Thornton's Taste of Christmas Chocolate Hamper RRP: £80

Giveaway: WIN A Thornton’s Taste of Christmas Chocolate Hamper RRP: £80 Today is a great day for chocolate lovers, as I have an amazing Thornton’s Chocolate Taste of Christmas Chocolate Hamper (RRp £80) to offer as a wonderful prize for all Lavender and Lovage readers! With thanks to all the lovely people over at Thornton’s Chocolates… 

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Self-Publish with Books from Blurb

Self-Publish with Books from Blurb

Self-Publish with Books from Blurb Doesn’t everyone want to have their own book published, it’s most people’s dream to see their name in print along with their life stories, diary notes and recipes…..and if you are an avid photographer, it’s even better to see all of your images published too. Well, if you are keen to… 

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A Trio of Christmas Recipes: Vegan Pithivier Pie, Mincemeat Pudding & Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine (12)

A Trio of Christmas Recipes: Vegan Pithivier Pie, Mincemeat Pudding & Mulled Wine Christmas is only two and half weeks ago now, and I’m gearing up in the kitchen with easy to make recipes, not only for readers on Lavender and Lovage, but also for other magazines and sites I write for on a regular… 

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December Tea Time Treats: Glitter, Sprinkles, Candles and Shiny Stuff!

snowflake cakes

December Tea Time Treats: Glitter, Sprinkles, Candles and Shiny Stuff! Welcome to December’s Tea Time Treats! This month is a very festive month and therefore the theme is: Glitter, Sprinkles, Candles and Shiny Stuff! That means anything that sparkles or shines, or is just styled with candles……cook or bake anything you like, and go mad… 

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The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe

The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe

The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe And so the great potato debate started…….I, the cook, and therefore more knowledgeable about yesterday’s luncheon dish, wanted mashed potatoes, he, the mere diner and other resident of the Lavender and Lovage household, was adamant that he wanted baked potatoes; we battled it out for at least ten minutes,… 

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Avignon, South of France with Cheese, Wine, Apples, Nocturnal Picnics & Fine Food

Tasting menu by Bruno d'Angélis

Avignon, South of France with Cheese, Wine, Apples, Nocturnal Picnics & Fine Food Part Two: Where our Food Comes From….. Picture the scene….. a warm autumn day with scudding white clouds in the sky, a posse of food lovers, cheeses of all shapes and sizes, glasses of wine, tempting terrines, crisp, pink apples, vineyards, châteaux and… 

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