Celebrate “Chip Week”! My Day at Award Winning Chippy “Fish Bone” in London

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Celebrate “Chip Week”! My Day at Award Winning Chippy “Fish Bone” in London Today starts a week of chip appreciation as Chip Week kicks off, a week filled with deep-fried spuds, and a time to visit your local chippy, forgetting the diet, to enjoy a packet of chips, or even better, fish and chips.  To… 

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Urban Bees and Should Hotels Grow their Own Vegetables & Provide Bee Sanctuaries?

Urban Bee Keeping on top of St Ermin's Hotel

Urban Bees and Should Hotels Grow their Own Vegetables & Provide Bee Sanctuaries? As our British bees continue to struggle, one success story is the rise of the “Urban Bee” – bees that are kept in built-up areas and in cities. One big hotel in London, St Ermin’s Hotel, has an amazing bee sanctuary on… 

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Rhubarb Cordial, Tulips, Edible Flowers and a Day at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven

Rhubarb Cordial, Tulips, Edible Flowers and a Day at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven

Rhubarb Cordial, Tulips, Edible Flowers and a Day at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven Just over a week ago I was invited to attend an open day at Perch Hill as part of my contribution as a writer for Garlic and Sapphire – along with several other bloggers who also write for Sarah Raven’s Garlic and… 

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Cooking Masterclass: Octopus, Burrata and Tiramisu with Florence Knight

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Cooking Masterclass: Octopus, Burrata and Tiramisu with Florence Knight Burrata: Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. It is also defined by some sources as an outer shell of mozzarella filled with… 

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Lavender & Lovage Visits The Quality Food Awards ~ Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

The Quality Food Awards ~ Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Lavender & Lovage Visits The Quality Food Awards ~ Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London ~ I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Quality Food Awards recently, which are the most prestigious awards for food and drink products on sale in UK grocery outlets. What sets these awards apart is the impartiality and… 

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Keith Brymer Jones Pop Up Store in Portobello Road with the New Home Fragrance Collection

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Keith Brymer Jones Pop Up Store in Portobello Road with the New Home Fragrance Collection Guest Post with Hannah L Burns: Meet Hannah, my daughter! I have mentioned her before in some of my blog posts, and she often accompanies me to PR and Press events and open days, as well as testing some of the recipes I make with sample… 

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The Lavender and Lovage Weekly Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos

The Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos

The Lavender and Lovage Weekly Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos It’ s Monday already……..where has the week gone, I know I seem to say that every week, but this week really has  flown by and I cannot believe that we are nearly half way through October, I am sure there has been skulduggery afoot and someone… 

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Damson Day with Vivien Lloyd: Autumn Preserves Workshop in an Old Somerset Farmhouse

Damson and Apple Jelly

Damson Day with Vivien Lloyd: Autumn Preserves Workshop in an Old Somerset Farmhouse For those of you in the preserving world, there will be no need to introduce Vivien Lloyd, as she is a well-known and much respected WI judge, as well as being the author of First Preserves (Marmalades, Jams, Chutneys), a best-selling and… 

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Garlic and Sapphire, Sarah Raven and The Scented Kitchen: Edible Flowers & Summer Salads

Goat’s Cheese and Apricot Tartine

Garlic and Sapphire, Sarah Raven and The Scented Kitchen: Edible Flowers & Summer Salads I have always admired Sarah Raven, and indeed I have several of her articles saved from magazines over the last few years…….and I just LOVED her recent TV series called “Bees, Butterflies and Blooms“, which highlighted the crisis of insects; throughout the programme we saw Sarah’s attempts to… 

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