Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup

Making Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial

Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup Tonight is the night for faeries, magic and mystical revelry, June the 23rd is Midsummer’s Eve, the day before Midsummer Day, also known as St John’s Day, it is the ancient middle of summer as well as the nativity of St John the Baptist. Midsummer, not to be confused… 

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Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans I love Sunday morning breakfasts, the feeling of a languorous “end of a weekend”, with yet another feeling of Sunday School and a church “day of rest” tradition; although in reality Sundays can be just as busy as any other day of… 

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Breakfast Pancake Party with British Artisan Syrups by Atkins and Potts

Breakfast Pancake Party with British Artisan Syrups by Atkins and Potts

Breakfast Pancake Party with British Artisan Syrups by Atkins and Potts I LOVE to promote British artisan companies, as you all know, so, when Atkins and Potts asked me if I would like to try some of their Syrups and Glazes, all made in their Berkshire kitchen, with wonderful and innovative products such as Quince… 

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Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup for Easter & Mothering Sunday Cakes & Bakes

Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup

Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup for Easter & Mothering Sunday Cakes & Bakes It’s violets all the way……..I seem to have hundreds of these beautiful, highly scented flowers in my garden this year – they are delightful and make me smile when I open the front door. And to think that just two weeks ago… 

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