An Autumn “Summer Pudding” Recipe for Sunday Lunch

Summer Pudding

An Autumn “Summer Pudding” Recipe for Sunday Lunch A British classic, a Summer Pudding is a thing of sublime beauty – swathes of gently poached berries and currants encased in a shell of soft bread, it’s an easy recipe to make and makes good use of excess berries (and currants) you may have throughout the… 

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Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin This last week has been a glorious late summer holiday, with my daughter visiting, and the weather in SW France being positively balmy with temperatures in the late 20’s and clear azure skies, it’s been like the late birthday gift you never expected, and… 

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter I love bread, and I also love butter and maple syrup as well as pancakes, so when all of these ingredients come together in a fabulous breakfast, brunch or snack dish, I am a very happy and well-fed bunny! Regular readers of Lavender… 

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Cheese, Chillies & Wine: Baked Camembert in a Box with Chilli Pepper Jelly (Recipe)

Baked Camembert with Stokes Chilli Yellow Pepper Jelly

Cheese, Chillies & Wine: Baked Camembert in a Box with Chilli Pepper Jelly (Recipe) Autumn is nipping at my heels as I write this……I can smell it in the air and the mornings and evenings are definitely cooler with gentle mists creeping into the village. There’s the perfumed scent of apple wood fires, from my immediate… 

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Recipe: Overnight Oats with Honey & Raspberries and a Mornflake Goody Bag Giveaway

Overnight Oats with Honey and Raspberries

Recipe: Overnight Oats with Honey & Raspberries and a Mornflake Goody Bag Giveaway I am an avid lover of all things oaty and love my breakfast bowl of porridge, especially when it is cold……my favourite recipe is my mum’s recipe for “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” which is easy to make and is a great start… 

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Roasted Graffiti Aubergines & Sweet Peppers in Chilli Oil with Halloumi & Sourdough Toasts

Roasted Graffiti Aubergines & Sweet Peppers in Chilli Oil with with Halloumi & Sourdough Toasts

Roasted Graffiti Aubergines & Sweet Peppers in Chilli Oil with Halloumi & Sourdough Toasts My love of cooking (and baking) stems from many sources – watching both grandmothers and my mum bake and cook, enjoying special meals out as a family when I was little, as well as shopping and seeing new and exciting ingredients. So,… 

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August Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: An American Style “Pot Luck” Summer Supper

Baked Meatballs

August Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: An American Style “Pot Luck” Summer Supper Core Ingredients for August: Minced Beef, Courgettes, Red Peppers, Onions, Pasta and Raspberries Meal Plan and Recipes for August: Hidden Veg Baked Meatball Subs (Sandwiches) Amish Style Macaroni Salad Raspberry & Almond Crisp “Pot Luck Supper” “A potluck is a gathering of… 

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Cooking with Herbs: A Virtual Herbal Cookbook & Round-Up of Recipes!

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  Cooking with Herbs: A Virtual Herbal Cookbook & Round-Up of Recipes! Welcome to July’s Cooking with Herbs Recipe Round-Up, and what an amazing variety of entries we had once again, with thanks to all of you who linked up! The suggested theme was BASIL, but as regular readers know, I accept ALL recipes that… 

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It’s always Pimm’s O’Clock! Raspberry & Elderflower Pimm’s Cocktail

It's always Pimm's O'Clock! Raspberry & Elderflower Pimm's Cocktail

It’s always Pimm’s O’Clock! Raspberry & Elderflower Pimm’s Cocktail Let’s just set the scene……..a hot English summer’s day, leather on willow, floral tea “frocks”, stripy deck chairs, lazy days in the garden, the chink of ice on glass, full-blown roses and scented lavender, the buzz of bees, Wimbledon, strawberries and cream, old straw hats and… 

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Gluten-Free Veggie Snack: Courgette & Feta Cheese Fritters with Chilli Mint Yogurt Dip

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Gluten-Free Veggie Snack: Courgette & Feta Cheese Fritters with Chilli Mint Yogurt Dip Once upon a time, in what seems like another lifetime, I ran a restaurant in Cyprus. We used to cook traditional Greek and Turkish Cypriot cuisine as well as weekly specials for the ex-pats such as fish and chips on Friday, Sunday… 

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