Easter Eggy Bread: Raspberry & Vanilla “Pain Perdu” (French Toast)

Vanilla and Rasberry Pain Perdu for an Easter Breakfast

Easter Eggy Bread: Raspberry & Vanilla “Pain Perdu” (French Toast) Thank goodness it’s Friday! I’ve had a really busy week and I am looking forward to a bit of “down time” over the weekend. Today’s post is all about getting ahead however; in just a little over two weeks it will be Easter Sunday and… 

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Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe

Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe

Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe When is a Yorkshire pudding a dessert, when it is a Popover of course, although I remember having Yorkshire pudding served with jam, honey and golden syrup for Sunday tea, so we also serve our national pudding as a sweet treat too. So what are popovers?… 

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Modern Masala: South African “Street Food” Durban Bunny Chow Recipe

Modern Masala: South African "Street Food" Durban Bunny Chow Recipe

Modern Masala: South African “Street Food” Durban Bunny Chow Recipe I love Indian inspired food, curries, street food and anything that is spicy and can be eaten with your hands! I was raised on curries, and my dad is famous for his curry recipes, as well as mum who makes the most amazing Cape Malay… 

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Award Winning Marmalade: Traditional Lemon and Lime Marmalade Recipe

Award Winning Marmalade: Traditional Lemon and Lime Marmalade Recipe

Award Winning Marmalade: Traditional Lemon and Lime Marmalade Recipe I cannot believe that is nearly a year ago that I went to a Marmalade Workshop where Vivien Lloyd, who is big in the world of marmalade, showed me and two other blogger friends how to make this fabulous preserve, the traditional way. You can read… 

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A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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Christmas Eve Comfort Food – Christmas Carollers’ Casserole: Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew

Christmas Eve Comfort Food - Christmas Carollers' Casserole - Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew

Christmas Eve Comfort Food – Christmas Carollers’ Casserole: Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew Christmas Eve is often a very busy time, with last-minute present wrapping, and even buying in some cases, plus all the preparations for the big day with mounds of potatoes to peel, sprouts to trim and “pigs in blankets” to make. For us,… 

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Lest we Forget: Remembrance Sunday and The Wartime Kitchen Recipes

Spiced Mixed Fruit Roll in a Baked Bean Tin

Lest we Forget: Remembrance Sunday and The Wartime Kitchen Recipes Today is a reflective day for me, a day to remember all those who have died in both World Wars as well as other and continuing conflicts, both home and abroad. It IS a sad and sombre day, but it is a day to recognise just how… 

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Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul's Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe November is not my favourite month, after the beauty of September and October with the bounty of harvests, crimson and yellow leaves and mellow sunny days, November always seems drab and dull to me, and it’s usually when the grey, wet and cold… 

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Slow Sunday Brunch: Welsh Rabbit with Home-made Rustic French Boule (Bread)

Slow Sunday Brunch: Welsh Rabbit with Home-made Rustic French Boule (Bread)

Slow Sunday Brunch: Welsh Rabbit with Home-made Rustic French Boule (Bread) With an imminent hurricane and an extra hour in bed this morning, I decided to treat us to a “supper style” brunch – a firm favourite of ours and a dish that made use of some freshly baked bread I had made, a rustic… 

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Bottling Tomatoes using the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe

Bottling Tomatoes with the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe

Bottling Tomatoes using the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe Not so many years ago, and as recently as when my mum and dad were growing up, we were a nation of “bottlers”; we would not think twice about preserving the summer bounty of fruit and vegetables from our gardens, allotments and… 

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