Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Celery Soup with Leeks

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories) After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed… 

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Roasted “Tartan Veggies” with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes

Roasted "Tartan Veggies" with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes

Roasted “Tartan Veggies” with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes Today, Saturday the 25th January is Burns Night, when Burns’s all over the world will be celebrating this Scottish Bard with a Scottish feast that will include haggis, Scotch whisky and a variety of other Scottish delicacies. As a Burns… 

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Beat the Winter Blues: Pumpkin, Walnut & Poppy Seed Muffins with Cheddar Cheese

Pumpkin, Walnut & Poppy Seed Muffins with Cheddar Cheese

Beat the Winter Blues: Pumpkin, Walnut & Poppy Seed Muffins with Cheddar Cheese One of the things I love most about autumn and winter is the wonderful choice of seasonal vegetables that are on offer; brassicas and cabbages of all sizes and hues – with red being a particular favourite of mine. Potatoes, parsnips, kale… 

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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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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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Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam

Pumpkin, Kale and Walnut Galette with Pancetta and Onion Jam I love receiving hampers of food, and recently a wonderful hamper arrived for me courtesy of Applewood Cheese, filled to the brim with delicious ingredients, as well as some Applewood spreadable cheese. As you may have guessed, I am taking part on a recipe challenge, hence my hamper full… 

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British Sausage Week: Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes

Sausage & Apple Casserole with Herb Crusted Dumplings

British Sausage Week: Bangin’ Bonfire Bacon & Banger Burgers & Sausage Casserole Recipes Hooray! It’s British Sausage Week and just in time for Guy Fawkes night, (Bonfire Night , Firework Night) which is on the 5th November, tomorrow – no Bonfire night is complete unless it has a few bangers on the menu. I LOVE… 

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Recipes, Notes & Reviews from my Kitchen: Hot Baked Tatties for an easy Autumn Lunch

Recipes, Notes & Reviews from my Kitchen: Hot Baked Tatties for an easy Autumn Lunch

Recipes, Notes & Reviews from my Kitchen: Hot Baked Tatties for an easy Autumn Lunch I have been on my travels recently, I have been down to Spain and the Basque country, as well as London, The Potteries in Staffordshire and beyond…….there will be many more posts (and recipes) about my travels over the next… 

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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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Autumn Still Life: Figs stuffed with Blue Cheese and Lavender Honey Drizzle (Recipe)

Autumn Still Life: Figs stuffed with Blue Cheese and Lavender Honey Drizzle (Recipe)

Autumn Still Life: Figs stuffed with Blue Cheese and Lavender Honey Drizzle (Recipe) Although I have enjoyed the amazingly hot and sunny summer we have had in Europe this year, I do look forward to the cooler months, especially autumn, which is my favourite season. I’m not a huge fan of the darker mornings and… 

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