Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe

Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe

  Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe A gentle walk in the country, picking flowers and enjoying the cooler weather but also the sunshine……meadows filled with wild flowers and an old wall covered in fragrant honeysuckle……poppies, cornflowers, millet, lady’s mantle, clover and daisies…….and then a tree laden with greengages!  Now, there’s a plum that… 

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Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry

Elderberries, Apples, Autumn, Harvest, Preserves, Fruit, Chutney, Jam, Jelly, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage, Hedgerow Harvest

Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry October, one of my favourite months, and as John Keats so emphatically writes in his “Ode to Autumn”..….” Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”……..and indeed, for most gardeners it is a month of mellow fruitfulness – a veritable cornucopia of fruit, herbs and… 

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Flowers and Fools, Peaches and Pies: Easy Late Summertime Recipes…..

Amaretti and Apricot Layered Fool

Flowers and Fools, Peaches and Pies: Easy Late Summertime Recipes….. I have been on holiday for the last week, at home in France, but with a childhood friend and her partner – Sarah and Jim. So, I have not been around as much on Twitter, Facebook or even here, but, I HAVE been cooking up… 

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A “Secret” Baked Layer Cake: Scottish Rhubarb & Ginger Crunchy Streusel Cake Recipe

A "Secret" Baked Layer Cake: Scottish Rhubarb & Ginger Crunchy Streusel Cake Recipe

A “Secret” Baked Layer Cake: Scottish Rhubarb & Ginger Crunchy Streusel Cake Recipe The lovely Scottish preserves company Mackays sent me a selection of jams and curds recently with the suggestion that I bake something with them, as part of their #bakingwithmackays challenge, as well as creating a new recipe to be shared on their… 

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Sepia Saturday with Be-Ro, Tea Time Treats and Rich Jam and Coconut Cake Recipe

Sepia Saturday with Be-Ro, Tea Time Treats and Rich Jam and Coconut Cake

Sepia Saturday with Be-Ro, Tea Time Treats and Rich Jam and Coconut Cake Recipe It’s Saturday and it’s Sepia, as in Sepia Saturday, the weekly baking challenge where I attempt to bake my way through eighty years of Be-Ro cookbooks……although, I have not posted a Be-Ro bake for the last three weeks due to travelling and other… 

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A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture)

A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture)

~ A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture) Heady perfumed lavender fields, rolling hills of thyme and oregano, hot sun, dusty paths, aching backs and grape stained fingers, hawks sitting on hay bales, the distant throb of a tractor, diesel, warm hands and faces,  rich pate, crusty bread, herb scented rillettes, metallic… 

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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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Apple & Ginger Jam and Book Review – First Preserves by Vivien Lloyd

Apple and Ginger Jam

Apple & Ginger Jam Book Review – First Preserves by Vivien Lloyd –   I love preserves, both making them and eating them; I am an avid jam, jelly, marmalade, curd, chutney and pickles maker and every year when the soft fruits and orchard fruits are in season, I can be found cutting, chopping, weighing,… 

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Chocolate Ale Fruit Cake – Baking Mad and Eric Lanlard

Chocolate Ale Fruit Cake

- Chocolate Ale Fruit Cake – Baking Mad and Eric Lanlard   The new series of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard is due to start on 5th March at 12:05pm on Channel 4 for every week day for 4 weeks. The new series will appeal to bakers of every kind from the novice to the expert…. 

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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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