My Singapore Fling! Cocktails in the Sky & Street Food on the Ground: A Photo Diary

Singapore Slings at the Long Bar Raffles Hotel

My Singapore Fling! Cocktails in the Sky & Street Food on the Ground: A Photo Diary Welcome to my first “Singapore Fling” post, a photo diary teaser to whet your appetite, and dazzle your senses……a veritable treasure trove of fine dining and cocktails, spice and champagne, flowers and fruit, museums and massages as well as… 

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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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A Photo Diary from Newfoundland: Chocolate, Buns & Cod Tongues…..

Lobster Benedict with Breakfast Potatoes

A Photo Diary from Newfoundland: Chocolate, Buns & Cod Tongues….. Hello from St John’s in Newfoundland – as regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I am here for a week courtesy of the Canadian Tourism Commission and  the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism board; I landed here just over a day ago and I have already had the most… 

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Atlantic Canada Eats: Newfoundland & Beyond with Recipes that Jumped the Pond!

Atlantic Canada Eats: Newfoundland & Beyond with Recipes that Jumped the Pond!

Atlantic Canada Eats: Newfoundland & Beyond with Recipes that Jumped the Pond! This time next week I will be in Newfoundland (Canada) with Lori Butler (The Island Chef) taking a tasting tour through her pantry as well as cooking alongside her and visiting some local foodie emporiums and local artisans! I will be the guest… 

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

Haddock and Chips

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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