Travel, Dine & Wine in Style on Celebrity Equinox around the Mediterranean

Wine Tasting on Celebrity Equinox

Travel, Dine & Wine in Style on Celebrity Equinox around the Mediterranean The Art of Cruising……Celebrity Cruises style Photo Diary Teaser Part One The art of Cruising should be a subject for study, in my humble opinion, and I was lucky enough to be a student in the art last week when I was a guest… 

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A Random Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Ciabatta Bread

A Random Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Ciabatta Bread

A Random Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Ciabatta Bread Over the last few weeks, I have attempted to make the technical challenge from the Great British Bake Off every week, but with the onset of a late Indian summer and friends and family visiting over the last few weeks, that project has been unavoidably dropped by the… 

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Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin This last week has been a glorious late summer holiday, with my daughter visiting, and the weather in SW France being positively balmy with temperatures in the late 20’s and clear azure skies, it’s been like the late birthday gift you never expected, and… 

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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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