#BETTERCLOSER 20 Years of the Eurostar: Standard Premier Class – London to Brussels

Euostar Standard Premier

#BETTERCLOSER 20 Years of the Eurostar: Standard Premier Class – London to Brussels – Every four to six weeks or so, I make my way from the UK to France (or from France to the UK), and always by train, as I prefer the train to the plane; as well travelling on the TGV, part of… 

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Freshness Frozen, Edible Flower Ice Cubes and Ice Sculptures!

Crafted from 34 huge blocks of ice, using 3,400 litres of water, and containing the essential ingredients of classic pizzas suspended in its frozen walls, the Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzeria has been created to showcase the freshness of frozen food.

Freshness Frozen, Edible Flower Ice Cubes and Ice Sculptures! Dr. Oetker Ristorante, are currently doing a “Freshness Frozen” campaign around the idea of locking in freshness in frozen food, which is often overlooked, despite being fresher than many fresh foods with preservatives. As part of their campaign, they launched an ice pizzeria in London a… 

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Giveaway: Win 2 x return First Great Western train tickets to Bristol Food Connections Festival

Giveaway: Win 2 X return First Great Western train tickets to Bristol Food Connections Festival

Giveaway: Win 2 x return First Great Western train tickets to Bristol Food Connections Festival Bristol Food Connections is a unique, citywide food festival that celebrates Bristol’s diverse food culture and community. Visitors of all ages will be taken on a journey through the city to discover and enjoy new foods, eateries, discussions and opportunities…. 

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Award Winning Scottish Fish: Smoked Plaice, Leek & Cheese Gratin with Chervil & Lemon

Award Winning Scottish Fish: Smoked plaice, Leek & Cheese Gratin with Chervil & Lemon

Award Winning Scottish Fish: Smoked Plaice, Leek & Cheese Gratin with Chervil & Lemon Regular readers of Lavender and Lovage will know of my love of fish and seafood, in fact anything fishy (or in a shell) gets my vote. And, many of you may remember that I always buy my fish whenever I can from… 

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Giveaway: Win One of THREE KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 4.8L Tilt-Head Stand Mixers

KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 4.8L Tilt-Head Stand Mixers

Giveaway: Win One of THREE KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 4.8L Tilt-Head Stand Mixers I have the most exciting news today, P & O Cruises have VERY kindly offered all Lavender and Lovage readers the chance to wine one of THREE  KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 4.8L Tilt-Head Stand Mixers! (RRP: £41o) As part of my continued collaboration with P &… 

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A Master Class with Eric Lanlard: Art, Cooking and Dining on the High Seas

Cookery Club

A Master Class with Eric Lanlard: Art, Cooking and Dining on the High Seas Regular travellers of cruise liners expect only the best food and drink when on board ship – from full English breakfasts (with toast and marmalade), tempting afternoon teas, light salads and snacks to five course silver service dinners; but now discerning… 

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Giveaway: Win a French Press with Groundskeeper™ 8 Cup/1L with OXO

French Press Giveaway

Giveaway: Win a French Press with Groundskeeper™ 8 Cup/1L with OXO (RRP:£35:00)  I am delighted to offer a fabulous OXO French Press (French Press with Groundskeeper™ 8 Cup/1L) RRP: £35 by OXO. I have one of these wonderful coffee makers and you can read my review here: Review & Recipe: OXO French Press, Irish Coffee and Douwe… 

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Pork & Fennel with Red Wine & Borlotti Beans for Canned Food Week (5:2 Diet)

PORK & FENNEL WITH RED WINE & BORLOTTI BEANS

Pork & Fennel with Red Wine & Borlotti Beans for Canned Food Week (5:2 Diet) Today, Easter Sunday, may not be the time to talk about “canned food” (tinned food), but in fact we enjoyed a big bowl of Italian Pork, Fennel & Barlotti Bean Casserole for lunch today, made with tinned ingredients, with a glass of… 

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Easter Nest Cupcakes for the Easter Weekend Tea Time Table

Easter Nest Cup Cakes

Easter Nest Cupcakes for the Easter Weekend Tea Time Table It’s Easter Saturday and only a day away from all those Easter Egg hunts and waking up to see what Easter bunny has left for us this year! Now, I don’t know about you, but I have been loving the advertisement on the TV lately, for… 

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Easter Weekend Treats, Chocolate, Recipes and Champagne

This year I have decided to go a little “off piste” with my buns, in a manner of speaking! I will be using my old family recipe, as it really is a winner, but, I will be baking these buns in a muffin tray this year, (as you can see from my photos) in the manner of a French Brioche. I decided that we are going to go dainty for Easter tea, with smaller buns that are also a pretty shape; I was going to bake them in some traditional brioche moulds, but as they are vintage moulds, they are considerably smaller than the modern-day silicone moulds, and greed overtook “dainty” on that score!

Easter Weekend Treats, Chocolate, Recipes and Champagne Today is Good Friday and the start of Easter Weekend – it’s a day for Hot Cross Buns and Fish, a traditional meat-free day that I always observe. As we move through Easter weekend towards the joy of Easter Sunday (when Christ is risen) and with an abundance of… 

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