A Secret Recipe for Parties! Empanaditas de Chorizo

Empanaditas de Chorizo (Chorizo Empanadas) Adapted from The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History

A Secret Recipe for Parties! Empanaditas de Chorizo I am a BIG fan of pies, in all shapes and forms, not many escape my greedy clutches, and my top favourites are Shaker Lemon Pie,  Cheese, Onion and Potato Pasties, Cornish Pasties, Farmhouse Egg and Bacon Pie and Heirloom Apple or Fruit Tart. But, outside the European stable of pies, there… 

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Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill I remember an advert, when I was growing up, it was by the British Egg Marketing Board, and went like this: male guest in a typical boarding house, sits at the breakfast table, the harridan land lady marches in and barks……..“how do you like your eggs,… 

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Bed & Breakfast Cheese, Tomato and Garden Herbs Omelette

B and B Cheese and Herb Omelette (3)

Bed & Breakfast Cheese, Tomato and Garden Herbs Omelette Close friends (and family) and some of my readers will know that when I am in South West France, I run a Bed and Breakfast. It’s our home too of course, but was bought specifically to run a Chambres d’Hotes as well as a cookery school over… 

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Gordon’s Singapore Sling – #LetsCocktail this Summer!

Gordon's Singapore Sling

– Gordon’s Singapore Sling – #LetsCocktail this Summer! Just over a year ago, I was reclining in a very large and comfortable leather “business class” airline seat on Singapore Airlines, (along with several other bloggers) who like me, were off to Singapore for an action packed “press trip”, sipping one of my favourite cocktails of all time,… 

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Västerbottensost Cheese and a Swedish Midsummer Menu

Västerbottensost Paj

Västerbottensost Cheese and a Swedish Midsummer Menu Today, the 19th of June, is Swedish Midsummer……it marks the start of the summer holidays for most Swedes, as well as weekend of revelry, with Maypole dancing, singing, picking berries and flowers as well as enjoying food with family and friends, always outside, weather permitting.  By way of… 

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The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2015: Rhubarb and Rose Champagne Cocktails

Rhubarb, Rose and Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2015: Rhubarb and Rose Champagne Cocktails Today is an exciting day for me, I am travelling to London to attend The Guild of Food Writers Awards ceremony, but unlike last year, this year I am one of the finalists in the Food Blog of the Year category. I am in… 

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Get Summer Started with a Picnic in your Garden with Lots of Picnic Recipes

Get Summer Started with a Picnic in your Garden and Hovis Granary Bread (2)

Get Summer Started with a Picnic in your Garden with Lots of Picnic Recipes Summer is a time for lazing in the garden, taking trips to the seaside, fishing by languid rivers, barbecuing bangers, enjoying fish and chips on the quayside, late night drinks on the terrace and picnics. I don’t have a favourite season really,… 

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The Summer Spice Club: Sticky Pulled Chicken Sliders

Schwartz Spice Club, Sandwiches, Chicken, Pulled Chicken, Sliders, BBQ, Sauce, Lavender and Lovage, Karen Burns-Booth

The Summer Spice Club: Sticky Pulled Chicken Sliders Well summer is almost officially here, not so much based on the date, but on the fact that my husband has dragged the barbecue out of its winter hidey hole and is practising like an ancient “Fire God” on his charring skills. Not a day goes by when… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: American Diner style Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Lamb Sausages and Sausage Patties (10)

The Secret Recipe Club: American Diner style Homemade Breakfast Sausage Many years ago I remember driving from Pennsylvania right down to Florida, in an old “fast-back” 1972 yellow Ford Mustang; the brakes were more than dodgy, the gear box was “imaginative” and the journey was pretty arduous when made with just two drivers, who slept in the… 

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Rhubarb, Rose & Strawberry Syrup for Cocktails and Cordials

Rhubarb, Rose and Strawberry Syrup

Rhubarb, Rose & Strawberry Syrup for Cocktails and Cordials One of the joys of spring is the promise of rebirth in the garden; apart from the burgeoning buds on all the fruit trees and bushes, the delicate blush blossoms bursting forth under gentle rain and sultry sunshine, there’s more treasure to be discovered, usually under… 

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