For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs

Easter, Dip, Spread, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Bacon, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage

For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs Time to forget all that chocolate, as well as any cakes, biscuits and scones that are kicking around, we are on a cheese mission today, and it doesn’t get cheesier than this recipe, as Greg Wallace (of Masterchef) might say; it’s packed… 

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Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines

South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole & Cream Cheese Tartines Two avocados in the pantry along with a bag of lemons, some artisan bread, and then a phone conversation with my mum last week led to this lovely recipe for South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines today – mum reminded me how we used… 

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Spanish Saturday! A Simple & Spicy Tapas Lunch Recipe: Patatas a la Riojana

Spanish Saturday! A Simple & Spicy Tapas Lunch Recipe: Patatas a la Riojana

Spanish Saturday! A Simple & Spicy Tapas Lunch Recipe: Patatas a la Riojana Saturday is here again, a busy day filled with shopping, housework and then a spot of TV with The Six Nations all afternoon! There’s a promise of “eating out” in the evening, so all that is needed is a simple, light lunch… 

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Midweek Slow Cooker Comfort Meal: Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole with Beer

Sausages on plate

Midweek Slow Cooker Comfort Meal: Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole with Beer I do not profess to be an expert on Polish cuisine, and my knowledge and interpretation is based on what I see and read in magazines and newspapers, as well as what’s offered in local Polish restaurants in Luton, where my daughter lives,… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade with Rosemary Recipe

The Secret Recipe Club: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade Recipe

The Secret Recipe Club: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade with Rosemary Recipe It’s that time again, time to share a guest blog and recipe, courtesy of The Secret Recipe Club, and this month I almost forgot it, as the email letting me know who my secret blog partner was didn’t arrive in my inbox and… 

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Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine (Gluten Free)

Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for a Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine

Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine (Gluten Free) Cue a busy day, I am still suffering from post-travel fatigue and lethargy, suitcases are abandoned with the contents spewing out like a collapsed circus tent…..train tickets and passports set the kitchen table and “travel snacks” adorn several areas of the kitchen surfaces, it’s… 

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Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe

Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe

Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe Sometimes, when I am busy, it’s quite hard to think up new and easy recipes to make and enjoy on my 5:2 diet “fast days” where I have a limit of 500 calories to eat in one day –… 

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British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe As regular readers will know,  I am a keen promoter of all things British and especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables; we have the perfect climate to grow some amazing varieties of fruit, and especially orchard fruits such as apples and… 

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Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Celery Soup with Leeks

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories) After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed… 

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Roasted “Tartan Veggies” with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes

Roasted "Tartan Veggies" with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes

Roasted “Tartan Veggies” with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes Today, Saturday the 25th January is Burns Night, when Burns’s all over the world will be celebrating this Scottish Bard with a Scottish feast that will include haggis, Scotch whisky and a variety of other Scottish delicacies. As a Burns… 

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