A Northumberland Cottage Kitchen Recipe: Stotty Cake (Stottie Cake)

Stotty Cakes

A Northumberland Cottage Kitchen Recipe: Stotty Cake (Stottie Cake) A rather plain and flat looking disc of bread, and yet to many people in the North East of England the Stotty Bread is an important and potent symbol of their identity and region. It’s basically made from ordinary white bread dough, but due to the… 

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The Lavender and Lovage 2014 Calendar of Food, Ingredients and Recipes

The Lavender and Lovage 2014 Calendar of Food, Ingredients and Recipes

  The Lavender and Lovage 2014 Calendar of Food, Ingredients and Recipes A VERY big Happy New Year to all of my readers, and as usual, I would like to share some of my recipes over the last year in a “calendar” format…….here’s to a very happy 2015 and I am wishing you all a healthy,… 

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Food Bloggers Meet-Up at Le Restaurant de PAUL, London

Food Bloggers Meeting at Le Restaurant de PAUL, London

Food Bloggers Meet-Up at Le Restaurant de PAUL, London I am an avid aficionado of Paul’s Boulangeries, they are to be found in every railway station and airport in France, and many a time one of their crusty filled baguette sandwiches has sated my appetite whilst travelling…….founded in 1889, they symbolise everything that is great… 

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Brownies, Cupcakes & Samosas for The Big Feastival with Delicious Magazine & Brita

Rekha's samosas

Brownies, Cupcakes & Samosas for The Big Feastival with Delicious Magazine & Brita Just under a month ago, I was invited to attend the finalists cook off as a judge for Showcase your Food at The Big Feastival competition with Delicious magazine and Brita; myself and four fellow judges, Rebecca from Delicious magazine, Felicity from the Big… 

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Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe

Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe

  Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe A gentle walk in the country, picking flowers and enjoying the cooler weather but also the sunshine……meadows filled with wild flowers and an old wall covered in fragrant honeysuckle……poppies, cornflowers, millet, lady’s mantle, clover and daisies…….and then a tree laden with greengages!  Now, there’s a plum that… 

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Picnics in Fairy Land! My Newfoundland “Lighthouse Picnics” Experience

Lighthouse Picnics

Picnics in Fairy Land! My Newfoundland “Lighthouse Picnics” Experience Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Five – Fairies and Lighthouses with Sandwiches on the Cliff – my last day in Newfoundland…… Hello and welcome to Fairy Land! Well, not fairy land actually, but that’s what I thought… 

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Fiddlehead Ferns, Foraging and a Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner

Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner

Fiddlehead Ferns, Foraging and a Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Four – Foraging, Iceberg Hunting and Friends, the culinary trip continues…… The dawn light stealthily stole over St John’s highlighting the colourful “jellybean” clapboard houses that glowed like promised sweeties in a… 

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Cocktails, Puddings & Madeleines: A Nocturnal Tasting Tour of Newfoundland – Old & New

Chinched Charcuterie Platter with Home-made Crackers and Bread Sticks

Cocktails, Puddings & Madeleines: A Nocturnal Tasting Tour of Newfoundland – Old & New Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Three – Fine Dining & New Discoveries, the culinary trip continues…… On my second day in Newfoundland, as you may remember, I cooked alongside and watched Lori… 

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Cloudberries, Tea Buns & Chocolate Shoes: A Postcard from Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada

Bakeapples aka Coudberries

  Cloudberries, Tea Buns & Chocolate Shoes: A Postcard from Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Two – Friendship and the Journey Continues…… The light seeped through the curtains in my hotel room and as I opened my eyes I realised it wasn’t raining…….in… 

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Icebergs, Cod & Beer: A Postcard from Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada

Pan-fried fresh Newfoundland Halibut with Gnocchi and Roasted Vegetables in a Seafood Sauce

Icebergs, Cod & Beer: A Postcard from Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part One – The Dream & Journey Begins After a comfortable flight from Heathrow en-route to St John’s, Newfoundland, our Air Canada pilot announced that we would be making our approach to land… 

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