Chocolate Orange Curd with Godiva Chocolates and Clementines

Chocolate Orange Curd

Chocolate Orange Curd with Godiva Chocolates and Clementines I love making preserves of all kinds and regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know that I share recipes for jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, relish and curds regularly. One of my most popular recipes, both with my readers and with my family (and me!) is my mum’s recipe for Lemon… 

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Studio Pottery, Baguette and Fresh Strawberry Curd (Recipe)

Studio Pottery, Baguette and Fresh Strawberry Curd (Recipe)

Studio Pottery, Baguette and Fresh Strawberry Curd (Recipe) Way before Studio Pottery became fashionable, and every Vegan café or restaurant decanted their carrot juice out of terracotta pitchers or served their bean salads on slipware plates, my mum was making fabulous studio pottery at Art School…….in the heart of the English potteries in Staffordshire; her pottery is… 

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Review & Giveaway: Fruit Curds: Make and Bake – Win a Preserves Workshop with Vivien Lloyd

Lemon Curd

  Review & Giveaway: – Fruit Curds: Make and Bake – Win a Preserves Workshop with Vivien Lloyd As many of my readers know, I love preserving and I recently entered some of my marmalade into the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, with some success, as you can read here: Pink Grapefruit Marmalade and The Lavender &… 

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Mothering Sunday and Blue & White China: Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe

Mothering Sunday & a Posy of Daisies: Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe

Mothering Sunday and Blue & White China: Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe Forgive me, but this is an indulgent post today, a sort of virtual Mothering Sunday card for my mum, with daisies and beautiful china………so, there will be very little chat and lots of photos, as well as the recipe for these pretty… 

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A Clandestine Cake Club meeting in SW France & CAKE for an Easter Weekend!

First Clandestine Cake Club Meeting SW France

A Clandestine Cake Club meeting in SW France Lots of CAKE for an Easter Weekend!  Spring into Spring with Flowers! Theme: Spring! Yes, I know that there is still some snow on the ground and it’s still cold enough for the electric blankets, but as the FIRST South West France meeting is at the beginning… 

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Sweet Easter Treats for Easter Week…..Cake, Hot Cross Buns, Eggs & Floral Baking Gifts

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Sweet Easter Treats for Easter Week….. Cake, Hot Cross Buns, Eggs & Floral Baking Gifts After my HUGE March Tea Time Treats round-up posts here – Tea Time Treats Part one and Part Two, I am taking a bit of a holiday today, and thought that a really useful and helpful article might be to… 

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Victorian Spring Posy Cake for Easter or Mother’s Day using Crystallised Violets

Victorian Spring Posy Cake

Victorian Spring Posy Cake for Easter or Mother’s Day using Crystallised Violets One of my recent cake inventions – a standard Victoria Sandwich Sponge with a few delicious additions. Fresh oranges and lemons, lemon curd, crystallised violets and mascarpone cheese make this basic sponge cake moist and special enough for the Easter Sunday tea-time table,… 

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The New Tea Time Treats Challenge for March – SCONES! Savoury and Sweet

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The New Tea Time Treats Challenge for March SCONES! Savoury and Sweet Happy St David’s Day and welcome to the NEW Tea Time Treats baking blog challenge for March, which is, SCONES! Scones, the mainstay of a cream tea……easy and cheap to make and best eaten warm; who doesn’t love these light little morsels. In… 

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Cake, Cake, Cake……Fresh Orange Layer Cake with Citrus Curd Buttercream

Fresh Orange Layer Cake with Citrus Curd Buttercream

Pin It Cake, Cake, Cake…… Fresh Orange Layer Cake with Citrus Curd Buttercream I have been a bit lacking on the cake front lately, and I DO love a good cake too, but diets and time have dictated that cake has been off the menu recently, until today that is. I awoke to a glorious spring like… 

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Preserves from the Pantry – Oranges & Lemons for St Clement’s Curd on Slow Sunday

St Clement's Curd

- Preserves from the Pantry – Oranges & Lemons for St Clement’s Curd Slow Sunday Not a typical Slow Sunday recipe today, but for me preserves are the kind of thing I like to make when I have time, lots of time to chop, grate, mix and stir……..I make a pot of tea or coffee,… 

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