Secret Recipe Club: Sautéed Courgettes (Zucchini) with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil

Sautéed Courgettes (Zucchini) with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil

Secret Recipe Club: Sautéed Courgettes (Zucchini) with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil Here we go, another Monday and another Secret Recipe Club reveal day! This month I was assigned a blog that I often visit and love, Bewitching Kitchen. Sally is the voice behind the blog and I have admired and loved her work since discovering her through the Secret Recipe… 

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Saint Marcellin Cheese, Tomatoes and Basil – A Delectable Random Recipe from Nigel Slater

Saint Marcellin Cheese, Tomatoes and Basil - a Delectable Random Dish from Nigel Slater

~ Saint Marcellin Cheese, Tomatoes and Basil ~ A Delectable Random Recipe from Nigel Slater The French summer continues to be hot and sunny, and although the evenings are quite cool now, there is still a need to eat simply, outdoors of course, in a delightfully cool and  shady spot at the bottom of the… 

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Flowers and Fools, Peaches and Pies: Easy Late Summertime Recipes…..

Amaretti and Apricot Layered Fool

Flowers and Fools, Peaches and Pies: Easy Late Summertime Recipes….. I have been on holiday for the last week, at home in France, but with a childhood friend and her partner – Sarah and Jim. So, I have not been around as much on Twitter, Facebook or even here, but, I HAVE been cooking up… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for August: Hamburgers, Peaches and Mediterranean Vegetable Recipes

Amaretti Peach Melba Crumble Parcels

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for August: Hamburgers, Peaches and Mediterranean Vegetable Recipes Core Ingredients for August: Minced Beef, Aubergines, Courgettes, Onions, Peaches and Quinoa August Menu: Hamburgers with Herb Baked Onions Oven-Baked Ratatouille Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Goat’s Cheese Amaretti Peach Melba Crumble Parcels Welcome to August’s Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner; with the… 

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Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe Life can be a bowl of cherries sometimes, especially when life actually gives you a big bowl of cherries! Our ten-year old cherry tree at the bottom of the garden has given us lots of cherries this year, but, not as many… 

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BBQ Spices that Sing! Lemon and Sweet Pepper Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Lemon and Sweet Pepper Chicken Kebabs

BBQ Spices that Sing! Lemon and Sweet Pepper Chicken Kebabs Recipe Sometimes, a selection of ingredients or products that are sent to me for review goes way beyond my expectations, and so it was when I received an exciting assortment of Bart Ingredients Smokehouse BBQ Range last week. Not only did they send them to France, where… 

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Blue on Blue! Blue Blossom Salad: Blue Cheese, Borage & Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Blue on Blue! Blue Blossom Salad: Blue Cheese, Borage & Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Blue on Blue! Blue Blossom Salad: Blue Cheese, Borage & Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe Salads feature a lot on my weekly menu, both in winter and summer, but never more so than over the last two weeks since the heat wave hit the UK and most of Europe; instead of moaning in the rain, we… 

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The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers I can officially declare that it is summer! The mercury has been steadily rising over the last four to five days and I am wearing shorts and t-shirts, so, it MUST be summer. My herb garden and… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes Core ingredients for July: Lamb, Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Beetroot and Raspberries July Menu: Summer Salad in a Jar Roasted Beetroot with Shallots Cucumber and Yoghurt Minted Dip Lamb and Rosemary Skewers Raspberry and Vanilla Custard Bake Welcome to… 

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Hot Spanish Soup that’s Chilled! Flamenco “100 Calorie” Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Flamenco "100 Calorie" Gazpacho Soup

Hot Spanish Soup that’s Chilled! Flamenco “100 Calorie” Gazpacho Soup Recipe I remember the first time I ever saw Flamenco dancers in action; I was about seven years old and we went to Spain on a family holiday. The hotel we stayed at in