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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June Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon, Watercress & Strawberry Delights!

Strawberries and Cream Trifle Pots

June Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon, Watercress & Strawberry Delights! Welcome to June’s Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner; this month I have created three simple recipes that won’t break the bank or take up too much time in the kitchen; and, one of the component parts of the salmon recipe, the watercress and spring… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: Fresh Asparagus with Lemon Crumbs

The Secret Recipe Club, Lavender and Lovage, Karen S Burns-Booth, Asparagus, Lemon, Panko, Cookin' With Moxie

The Secret Recipe Club: Fresh Asparagus with Lemon Crumbs I feel so bad, for the first time since I joined The Secret Recipe Club nearly three years ago, I missed the reveal day due to bad planning and the INCORRECT date in my post schedule diary! The reveal day for group C was yesterday, but… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit

Dukkah Crusted Roast Chicken with Mint & Yoghurt Sauce

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit Hello and welcome to my FIRST Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner for 2014! As regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I worked with Organic UK throughout last year with a series of special menus based around key seasonal organic ingredients, and… 

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Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) Recipes: Cakes, Scones, Tarts & Sandwiches

Mothering Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Bakes & Tarts

Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) Recipes: Cakes, Scones, Tarts & Sandwiches It’s British Mothering Sunday, (Mother’s Day) this Sunday the 30th of March, time to dust off the best china, bring posies of spring flowers into the house and bake cakes and other delicious treats for our mums. I was hoping to share a new recipe… 

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Irish Eyes are Smiling! Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Irish Eyes are Smiling! ~ Rugby, Chocolate & Guinness ~ Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Recipes After a nail-biting final day of the Six Nations Rugby yesterday, with me backing England, Ireland beat France in Paris, and the Six Nation’s Trophy was snatched from our hands with that Ireland win! Disappointed though I… 

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Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe)

Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe)

Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe) My mum is a dab hand at making pancakes and we don’t have to wait until pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) to enjoy them, as she often makes them for breakfast throughout the year……thin, lacy ones as well as fat Scotch… 

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5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Wild Garlic and Chilli Sweetcorn Fritters (185 Calories)

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Wild Garlic and Chilli Sweetcorn Fritters (185 Calories)

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Wild Garlic and Chilli Sweetcorn Fritters (185 Calories) It’s time to go back on the 5:2 diet, after a few weeks of unfettered eating whilst travelling and staying with my parents, I am keen to get back on my two fast days a week. And, I want, or should I… 

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Hot Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Terrine for the Le Creuset Cast Iron Challenge

Hot Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Terrine for the Le Creuset Cast Iron Challenge

Hot Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Terrine for the Le Creuset Cast Iron Challenge I have had a life-long love affair with cast iron cookware, probably since I was old enough to lift a casserole lid, and Le Creuset tops my cast iron cookware list. I am an avid collector of new and vintage Le Creuset,… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus, Spring Vegetables, Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes Core May Ingredients: Beef, Asparagus, Broad Beans, Peas, Gooseberries and Jersey Royal Potatoes May Menu: Two Cheese Asparagus Tart Broad Bean and Pea Medley with Feta Cheese Jersey Royal Potato Salad with Three Herb Mayonnaise Cape Malay Beef & Fruit… 

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