A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart

Blue Wensleydale and Wild Garlic Tart

A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart Tomorrow, the 18th April, is Good Friday; or, Hot Cross Bun day as I used to call it when I was little! Although many Christians observe a “no meat Friday” every week of the year, it’s probably true to say that most people regardless of their religion also adopt a… 

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Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes

Bundt Easter Egg Cakes (9)

Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes In Easter Week it seemed wholly appropriate to concentrate on seasonal baked treats, and as regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I have featured some very indulgent cakes and bakes already…….A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake,  Pots au Chocolat with Chocolate Bunnies and of course my… 

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A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake

Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake (3)

A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake It’s JUST a week away until Easter Sunday, the day when Easter bunny hops around with his basket full of eggs, and egg hunts abound in most people’s gardens, weather permitting of course. It’s a four-day festival, starting with Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday,… 

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Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines

South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole & Cream Cheese Tartines Two avocados in the pantry along with a bag of lemons, some artisan bread, and then a phone conversation with my mum last week led to this lovely recipe for South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines today – mum reminded me how we used… 

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A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy's Breakfast! "Hillybilly County Fair" Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe I lived in the States for a spell in the early 80′s, and I remember home-made “County Fair” cornbread with fond memories; the area that I lived in was part of Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County, where the Amish people live in small communities – it is… 

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Easter Eggy Bread: Raspberry & Vanilla “Pain Perdu” (French Toast)

Vanilla and Rasberry Pain Perdu for an Easter Breakfast

Easter Eggy Bread: Raspberry & Vanilla “Pain Perdu” (French Toast) Thank goodness it’s Friday! I’ve had a really busy week and I am looking forward to a bit of “down time” over the weekend. Today’s post is all about getting ahead however; in just a little over two weeks it will be Easter Sunday 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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The Secret Recipe Club and The All American Sandwich: Tuna Melt

tuna melt

The Secret Recipe Club and The All American Sandwich: Tuna Melt There is a tale to tell about the origins of the Tuna Melt – apparently this classic sandwich, the mainstay of many a late night diner has its roots in the deep South; Charleston, South Carolina to be exact.  Like many popular regional recipes… 

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Saturday Breakfast and Brunch Memories: Smoked Salmon “Egg in a Basket” (Egg in a Hole)

Egg in a Hole

Saturday Breakfast and Brunch Memories: Smoked Salmon “Egg in a Basket” (Egg in a Hole) Saturday and Sunday mornings used to be a treat for me when I was little; when we lived in Shatin (Hong Kong), every weekend, if my dad wasn’t working, we would get up late and have breakfast together. Sitting at… 

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Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese

Rosemary Butter with Grana Padano

Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese Sometimes an idea comes to me in the middle of the night, when I am tossing and turning, reflecting on events that have happened, or worrying about things that may not happen……..the night is still and my thoughts seem to hang in the darkness… 

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