The Spring Allotment and Garden: A Vegetable Growing Guide Cheat Sheet

Baby Gem Lettuce and Spring Onions

The Spring Allotment and Garden: A Vegetable Growing Guide Cheat Sheet For all the gardeners out there, and that includes me, spring, and I feel that spring has truly arrived now, is a time to order your seeds, plan your garden and sow some of the early crops. We have two lovely gardens, both in France… 

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Giving up Sugar for a Week with #SweetSmart: Oat, Berry & Orange Rock Cakes

Giving up Sugar for a Week with #SweetSmart: Oat, Berry & Orange Rock Cakes

Giving up Sugar for a Week with #SweetSmart: Oat, Berry & Orange Rock Cakes Last week, I gave up sugar, which is not as bad as it sounds, as I eat very little sugar anyway, being more of a savoury person, although I do like a home-made cake or biscuit! Also, with being on the 5:2… 

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East Coast USA Revisited: Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe

Shaker Lemon Pie

East Coast USA Revisited: Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe The day was bright and sunny, the sun kissed my neck as I sat at a long refectory style table bench with a glass of cloudy home-made lemonade and a slice of Shoo-Fly Pie; the county fair was in full swing and besides all the livestock, entertainment and… 

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Sweets for my Sweet & Sugar for my Honey: Valentine Recipes with CHOCOLATE!

Chocolate Box Cakes

Sweets for my Sweet & Sugar for my Honey: Valentine Recipes with CHOCOLATE! Yes, it’s that time of year again, it’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to spring, warmer days, lighter nights (and mornings) and maybe even love! If you are an old sceptic, like me, than maybe Valentine’s Day doesn’t feature… 

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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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