A Trio of Christmas Recipes: Vegan Pithivier Pie, Mincemeat Pudding & Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine (12)

A Trio of Christmas Recipes: Vegan Pithivier Pie, Mincemeat Pudding & Mulled Wine Christmas is only two and half weeks ago now, and I’m gearing up in the kitchen with easy to make recipes, not only for readers on Lavender and Lovage, but also for other magazines and sites I write for on a regular… 

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Countdown to Christmas: Mincemeat Scones for the Christmas Tea Time Table

Mincemeat Scones (16)

Countdown to Christmas: Mincemeat Scones for the Christmas Tea Time Table Now don’t get me wrong, I DO love a warm mince pie or four, and they are always on my Christmas baking menu every year – in fact, I am already thinking of baking them in November, such is my love or should I… 

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Stir Up Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Puddings and Mincemeat with Tropical Fruits

Gluten Free Tropical Fruit Cake

Stir Up Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Puddings and Mincemeat with Tropical Fruits Only two more days until Stir-Up Sunday……..a special day in the cook’s calendar when cakes and puddings are concocted, baked, steamed. I have written about this day many times over the years on Lavender and Lovage, and, you can read all about the traditions and customs here: … 

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A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe Today is Stir Up Sunday, which means that Christmas is only a whisker away now, well exactly 4 weeks to be exact. I have shared many traditions and customs for this special day it the culinary calendar, which you can read here Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian… 

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Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Baked Apples

Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey Walks to the hen-house crackle with frosted leaves and frozen grass now and a cheeky little wind plays havoc with my dressing gown, as I am never dressed when I make the mad dash to the end of the garden at “silly o’clock”… 

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Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe)

Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe)

Old Fashioned Sweet Delights: Spiced Mincemeat Meringue Pies (Recipe) The humble mince pie needs little embellishments in my humble opinion – a crisp, crumbly and buttery shortcrust pastry base filled with fruity home-made mincemeat, with a dash of brandy, and a simple lid of more buttery pastry – a sprinkling of caster sugar maybe, or even a little… 

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Brilliant British Bakeware: Chicken & Leek Patchwork Pie, Mince Pies and Mincemeat Recipes

Mince Pies

Brilliant British Bakeware: Chicken & Leek Patchwork Pie, Mince Pies and Mincemeat Recipes I know I am always banging on about British ingredients and products on my blog, but, it’s important to me that I try to fly the flag for all things British, especially in these austere times when buying British may help keep companies afloat… 

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Back on the Road Again and Traditional Mincemeat for Christmas Mince Pies

Mincemeat

Back on the Road Again  and more  Mincemeat for Christmas Mince Pies Gift in a Jar I am back on the road again and travelling light, as always……..yes, that’s me you may have seen at York Station today with THREE suitcases now, one is my daughter’s case though…….and a laptop bag, a “cabin” bag and… 

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