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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Studio Pottery, Baguette and Fresh Strawberry Curd (Recipe)

Studio Pottery, Baguette and Fresh Strawberry Curd (Recipe)

Studio Pottery, Baguette and Fresh Strawberry Curd (Recipe) Way before Studio Pottery became fashionable, and every Vegan café or restaurant decanted their carrot juice out of terracotta pitchers or served their bean salads on slipware plates, my mum was making fabulous studio pottery at Art School…….in the heart of the English potteries in Staffordshire; her pottery is… 

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Quince Blossom and a Lazy Saturday Salad Recipe: Strawberry and Mint Fruit Salad

Strawberry and Mint Fruit Salad

Quince Blossom and a Lazy Saturday Salad Recipe: Strawberry and Mint Fruit Salad Today has been a lazy day for me, for a change! My daughter has gone back home and I have just pottered all day – in the garden as well as in the kitchen. It’s all about strawberries today, and I have… 

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The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes

The First Sunny Day of Spring! Strawberry Fair Yoghurt Cupcakes Recipe Hurrah! The sun has finally come out and spring has most definitely sprung today! The birds are singing, the bees are humming and I even heard a cuckoo earlier, as well as the contented clucking from my sun-worshipping hens. The mercury has risen the dizzy… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise, Spring Greens & Orange Cream Cheese Cake Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise, Spring Greens & Orange Cream Cheese Cake Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise, Spring Greens & Orange Cream Cheese Cake Recipes April Core Ingredients: Oranges, Spring Greens, New Potatoes, Cream Cheese, Herbs and Salmon April Menu: Whole poached salmon with Herb mayonnaise Spring Greens with Citrus butter Minted New Potatoes Salmon & Vegetable Cheesy Bake Potted Salmon & Herb… 

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