Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae AND Swan Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae

Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae AND Swan Ice Cream Maker Giveaway Oh how I wish Delia, aka Saint Delia, would visit my kitchen, but I am afraid my title has been somewhat misleading and her only presence in my kitchen was via one of her  cooking bibles, books! This is my slightly adapted… 

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter I love bread, and I also love butter and maple syrup as well as pancakes, so when all of these ingredients come together in a fabulous breakfast, brunch or snack dish, I am a very happy and well-fed bunny! Regular readers of Lavender… 

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Cheese, Chillies & Wine: Baked Camembert in a Box with Chilli Pepper Jelly (Recipe)

Baked Camembert with Stokes Chilli Yellow Pepper Jelly

Cheese, Chillies & Wine: Baked Camembert in a Box with Chilli Pepper Jelly (Recipe) Autumn is nipping at my heels as I write this……I can smell it in the air and the mornings and evenings are definitely cooler with gentle mists creeping into the village. There’s the perfumed scent of apple wood fires, from my immediate… 

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Fine Dining, Champagne & Excellent Service: Flying Business Class with Singapore Airlines

Satay

W Fine Dining, Champagne & Excellent Service: Flying Business Class with Singapore Airlines “It is better to travel well than to arrive” is a famous quote, probably originating from a phrase in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book El Dorado where he says “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive”….and this was certainly true… 

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Foil Poached Alaska Wild Salmon for a Birthday Buffet!

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Foil Poached Alaska Wild Salmon for a Birthday Buffet! Last Saturday, the 5th of July was my dad’s birthday, and Hannah (my daughter) and I went up to see him (and mum) for his birthday weekend; it was also very fortuitous that on Saturday morning I received a large package of fresh Alaska wild salmon… 

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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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The Big Allotment Challenge: Guest Book Review by Vivien Lloyd

The Big Allotment Challenge: Guest Book Review by Vivien Lloyd

The Big Allotment Challenge: Guest Book Review by Vivien Lloyd Regular readers will know that I rarely publish “guest posts”, mainly as I am a confident and prolific writer with lots to say and I am loathe to “share my space” here! However, I make the exception when the guest writer on Lavender and Lovage… 

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On the Spice Trail: Moroccan Harissa and Chickpea Potage Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Moroccan 5:2 diet Soup

On the Spice Trail: Moroccan Harissa and Chickpea Potage Recipe (5:2 Diet) If my regular readers have noticed a lack of 5:3 diet recipes being posted lately, than they will be right in their assumptions; however, I have not abandoned the diet, on the contrary, I am still following it with great success, it’s just that I have just been sharing… 

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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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French Sunday Lunch: Guinea Fowl with Apples, Prunes and Armagnac Mustard Sauce (Pintade aux Prunes)

Guinea Fowl with Apples, Prunes and Armagnac Mustard Sauce (Pintade aux Prunes)

French Sunday Lunch: Guinea Fowl with Apples, Prunes and Armagnac Mustard Sauce (Pintade aux Prunes) Dawn breaks, sending fiery rays of blood-red rays through the old lace curtains……it’s a Sailor’s (or Shepherd’s) warning morning, and then I hear the patter of rain as it hits the window, driven by blustering winds. The duvet clings to… 

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