It’s Party Time! A Fabulous Collection of Canapés & Party Food Recipes

Mini Clementine Jelly Trifles

Thrifty & Organic December: It’s Party Time! A Fabulous Collection of Canapés & Party Food Recipes Core Ingredients for December: Ham or Gammon; Stilton Cheese; Red Cabbage; Salmon; Brussels Sprouts; Oranges Menu Plan and Recipes for DECEMBER: Verrines of Brussels Sprout Velouté (Creamy Brussels Sprouts Soup) Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Spiced Red Cabbage and Ham… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake

Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake Core ingredients for July: Cheese, Spinach, Peas, Tomatoes, Fennel and Cherries Menu Plan and Recipes for July: Pea and Mint Pesto Roast Fennel, Tomatoes and Onions Cheese, Spinach and Dill Filo Pie Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake Welcome to July’s Thrifty… 

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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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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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British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe As regular readers will know,  I am a keen promoter of all things British and especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables; we have the perfect climate to grow some amazing varieties of fruit, and especially orchard fruits such as apples and… 

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Sous Vide Poached Eggs: Posh Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Haddock & Eggs and Basic Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs and Bacon on Sourdough Toast

Sous Vide Poached Eggs: Posh Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Haddock & Eggs and Basic Poached Eggs Several months ago I was sent a Sous Vide Supreme water bath machine to trial and review; in return for my wonderful machine, and I have loved using it on many occasions, I committed to creating several recipes and… 

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Slow Sunday Brunch: Welsh Rabbit with Home-made Rustic French Boule (Bread)

Slow Sunday Brunch: Welsh Rabbit with Home-made Rustic French Boule (Bread)

Slow Sunday Brunch: Welsh Rabbit with Home-made Rustic French Boule (Bread) With an imminent hurricane and an extra hour in bed this morning, I decided to treat us to a “supper style” brunch – a firm favourite of ours and a dish that made use of some freshly baked bread I had made, a rustic… 

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A Recipe for not much in the Fridge! Sausage, Egg and Tomato One Pan Breakfast

Brekkie 6

A Recipe for not much in the Fridge! Sausage, Egg and Tomato One Pan Breakfast Swinging from one low-calorie post to a rather calorific post may seem bizarre, but that’s the way my life goes sometimes! My last post was all about how well we (my husband and I) have done on the 5:2 diet,… 

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Lazy Summer Lunches and Food Hampers: Spanish Tapas Toast with Escalivada Recipe

Lazy Summer Lunches and Food Hampers: Spanish Tapas Toast with Escalivada Recipe

Lazy Summer Lunches and Food Hampers: Spanish Tapas Toast with Escalivada Recipe How nice it is the receive a hamper of artisan products, and I was delighted to receive just one such box last week when a box of Spanish goodies landed on my doorstep. The box of delights had been sent to me by… 

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