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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Frugal Family Fare: Roast Chicken & Ham Pie with a Suet Dumpling Crust

Frugal Family Fare: Roast Chicken & Ham Pie with a Suet Dumpling Crust

Frugal Family Fare: Roast Chicken & Ham Pie with a Suet Dumpling Crust Who doesn’t love  a pie, well we all do in my house and especially when it’s as easy to make as this one is…..it’s essentially a Sunday Roast pie made with the left overs from a few weeks ago, but, it’s also… 

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High Tea with Ham and Eggs and Marmalade Glazed Ham/Gammon Recipe

Marmalade Glazed Gammon (Ham)

High Tea with Ham and Eggs and Marmalade Glazed Ham/Gammon Recipe Although it is almost winter and our wonderful, blazing autumn fades with every scarlet and russet leaf that drops, my chickens are still laying well and every day finds me walking back to the house with a small basket of eggs……some still warm with black, white… 

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Tapas Days and Nights: Warm Curly Kale Salad with Almonds, Chorizo and Sherry Dressing

Tapas Days and Nights: Warm Curly Kale Salad with Almonds, Chorizo and Sherry Dressing

Tapas Days and Nights: Warm Curly Kale Salad with Almonds, Chorizo and Sherry Dressing What a disappointing summer, just as I was getting into the swing of things, getting the sun loungers out, cleaning the barbecue, packing away all of my winter clothes and liberating my t-shirts, we are back to cool, dully and very… 

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SousVide Supreme Chicken Three Ways! Chicken Cordon Bleu, Lemon Thyme Chicken Kebabs & Chicken with Beans

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Review: SousVide Supreme Chicken Three Ways! Chicken Cordon Bleu, Lemon Thyme Chicken Kebabs & Chicken with Beans I have been on a bit of retro kick lately and have been rediscovering recipes from the 1970′s – those famous restaurant staples of many a restaurant or bistro, such as steak and chips, prawn cocktail, chef’s salad… 

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Charles Dickens and London Particular: Ham and Pea Soup Recipe

Charles Dickens and London Particular: Ham and Pea Soup Recipe

Charles Dickens and London Particular: Ham and Pea Soup Recipe It has been foggy lately, the New Year opened with thick, swirling fog – the sort where drips of moisture are amplified by the close pressing presence of this most depressing of weather phenomena. Rain I can cope with, now and then that is, snow is initially magical before it becomes sludge or… 

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Anyone for Cricket? The Cricket Club Sandwich for British Sandwich Week

The Cricket Club Sandwich

Anyone for Cricket? The Cricket Club Sandwich for British Sandwich Week This is a rapid post for today as I am meeting friends in London for lunch, and I need to get this scheduled to publish before I shoot off. However, to continue with the support for the best thing since sliced bread, the sarnie, I am sharing my second… 

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Ladies who Lunch in Mayfair! Authentic Spanish Tapas for Lunch at El Pirata of Mayfair

Authentic Spanish Tapas

Ladies who Lunch in Mayfair! Authentic Spanish Tapas for Lunch El Pirata of Mayfair El Pirata of Mayfair – an unpretentious and authentic Spanish Tapas bar, hidden away in the heart of smart Mayfair with an amazing atmosphere,  friendly staff, delicious & honest food at prices that will make you smile and order another Sangria!  Just over a week ago I visited… 

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New Year’s Eve and A Trio of Appetisers from the Lavender and Lovage Kitchen!

Salmon and Cucumber Bites

New Year’s Eve  and  A Trio of Appetisers  from the  Lavender and Lovage Kitchen! Happy New Year!  Bonne Annee! Happy Hogmanay! Wee Whisky Doused Hogmanay Dundee Cakes Is it really the end of 2011? At the risk of sounding like my granny, this year seems to have flown by and I really cannot believe that… 

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Day Twenty Two on the Advent Calendar and Christmas Deli Salad with Pomegranate, Parma Ham and Gorgonzola

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Day Twenty Two on the Advent Calendar  and  Christmas Deli Salad with Pomegranate,  Parma Ham and Gorgonzola 22nd December 2011 Window twenty two is The Three Kings We Three Kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star O Star of wonder, star of night Star… 

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