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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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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Cooking with Herbs for July: BBQ Herbs – Rosemary and Thyme

Herb Butter for the BBQ

Cooking with Herbs for July: BBQ Herbs – Rosemary and Thyme – For us in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is here…..and what better theme can there be for the summer holidays than BBQ herbs! I’ve picked Rosemary and Thyme for Cooking with Herbs for July, but as always, ALL herbs are welcome. I LOVE the… 

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Tea Time Treats Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes for June

Fairy Cakes with Hundreds and Thousands

Tea Time Treats Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes for June Welcome to the round up of Tea Time Treats recipes from June – we had over THIRTY amazing entries, with fairy cakes, muffins and cupcakes galore! Do save some time to have a browse through all the recipes below and don’t forget to pop over… 

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A Secret Recipe: Low-Fat “KFC” Oven Fried Chicken

SRC Chicken KFC style

A Secret Recipe: Low-Fat “KFC” Oven Fried Chicken Who doesn’t like Southern style fried chicken? Of all the fast food outlets, I have to admit to being a bit of a “KFC” fan, when it is cooked correctly, it’s hard to beat the spiced coating over tender, succulent chicken, served with coleslaw or creamed corn and… 

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Vanilla and Chocolate: The We Should Cocoa Round-Up for May

Oatie Choc-Nut Breakfast Bars - gluten free

  Vanilla and Chocolate: The We Should Cocoa Round-Up for May Well, what a wonderful month May was for the chocolate and vanilla We Should Cocoa marriage – we had nearly twenty entries for the month, all of them fit for an chocoholic’s table. The round-up of recipes is shared below and a big thanks… 

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June Tea Time Treats: Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes

St-Clements-Butterfly-cakes-4

June Tea Time Treats: Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes Welcome to June and a new Tea Time Treats linky party and blog hop. This month Jane, my co-host from The Hedgecombers, and I would like to propose some SMALL cakes and bakes, and the theme is: Muffins, Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes ANY small cakes and… 

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A Carb-Free Snack: Mexican Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Mexican Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

A Carb-Free Snack: Mexican Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps Eggs are a staple ingredient in my kitchen, mainly due to the fact that we keep chickens, at the bottom of or garden, and as they are nature’s best fast food package – easy to cook and essential for baking. My chickens have been on and off lay… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: American Diner style Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Lamb Sausages and Sausage Patties (10)

The Secret Recipe Club: American Diner style Homemade Breakfast Sausage Many years ago I remember driving from Pennsylvania right down to Florida, in an old “fast-back” 1972 yellow Ford Mustang; the brakes were more than dodgy, the gear box was “imaginative” and the journey was pretty arduous when made with just two drivers, who slept in the… 

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The Cool Cauliflower Recipe Collection: Linky Party and Blog Hop

Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce

The Cool Cauliflower Recipe Collection: Linky Party and Blog Hop Regular readers of Lavender and Lovage may be aware of my love (bordering on obsession) for cauliflower! I have always loved this humble veg and think it’s a shame that it is much maligned. The obvious favourite meal is, well for me at least, Cauliflower Cheese, that… 

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