The Walnut Tree and Spiced Runner Bean Pickle

Spiced Runner Bean Pickle

The Walnut Tree and Spiced Runner Bean Pickle At the bottom of the garden in France, nearly touching the old stone wall, is a walnut tree; I’d like to say it was the “old walnut tree”, in the manner of the Old Quince Tree that we also have in the same garden, but, in fact… 

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Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole for Crocktober

Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole

Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole for Crocktober Here we are half way through October……it’s been a funny old month with some very cold, wet days, and then today the sun has decided to show its face again and I am hankering to get out and have a long walk…….the sort of autumn walk where… 

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Thrifty & Organic October: Pork & Apples with French Style Lentils and Salted Chocolate Brownies

Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Walnuts

Thrifty & Organic October: Pork & Apples with French Style Lentils and Salted Chocolate Brownies Core Ingredients for October: Pork, Pumpkin, Apples, Lentils, Cabbage and Chocolate Menu Plan and Recipes for October: Meat Free “Garbure” Soup with Cabbage and Pumpkin Pork Steaks with Apples, Sage and Cider Apple Vinegar French style Braised Lentils Sea Salt… 

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Weekly Meal Plan: 5:2 Recipes and Smoky Mexican Bean Soup (170 Calories a Bowl)

Smoky Mexican Bean Soup (170 Calories a Bowl)

Weekly Meal Plan: 5:2 Recipes and Smoky Mexican Bean Soup (170 Calories a Bowl) I am a day late for my weekly meal plan, but, I still have a plan and a new recipe to share with you today, a delectable Smoky Mexican Bean Soup recipe, which is ONLY 170 calories a bowl – and is… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus,Spring Vegetables,Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Asparagus, Spring Vegetables, Gooseberries & Cape Malay Beef Curry Recipes Core May Ingredients: Beef, Asparagus, Broad Beans, Peas, Gooseberries and Jersey Royal Potatoes May Menu: Two Cheese Asparagus Tart Broad Bean and Pea Medley with Feta Cheese Jersey Royal Potato Salad with Three Herb Mayonnaise Cape Malay Beef & Fruit… 

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Picnics, Lunch Box and Barbecue Salad Idea: Layered Picnic Salads in a Jar (Recipe)

Picnics, Lunch Box and Barbecue Salad Idea: Layered Picnic Salads in a Jar (Recipe)

Picnics, Lunch Box and Barbecue Salad Idea: Layered Picnic Salads in a Jar (Recipe) You know those plastic containers of soggy salad leaves, limp cucumber slices, watery tomatoes and floppy onions that are often unpacked on a picnic or for a much anticipated lunch at work? Well, worry no more (if you were worrying of course!) and… 

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5:2 Diet Fasting and Feasting! Lemon Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Rosemary Recipe

5:2 Diet Fasting and Feasting! Lemon Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Rosemary Recipe

5:2 Diet Fasting and Feasting! Lemon Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Rosemary Recipe Feasting and fasting, that’s what the 5:2 Diet is mostly about, and one of the reasons I have stuck to it for so long; let’s just put this into context, when I say feasting, I don’t mean a table laden with banquet… 

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Cheat’s French Style Cassoulet – Sausage and Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker or Le Creuset

Easy French Style Cassoulet

- Cheat’s French Style Cassoulet – Sausage and Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker or Le Creuset The weather continues to be sub-zero and very Siberian-like and my urge for comfort food has increased; visions of casseroles, toast, crumpets, steamed puddings and steaming pots of soup and stew have rather taken over my daily thoughts,… 

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The Holly and the Ivy, Day Sixteen on the Advent Calendar and Baked Cod with Butter Beans & Vine Tomatoes

The Holly and the Ivy,  Day Sixteen on the Advent Calendar  and  Baked Cod with Butter Beans  and Vine Tomatoes 16th December 2011 Window number 16 is  Holly and Ivy THE HOLLY AND THE IVY   This Christmas carol is different from many of the others in that it blends both pagan and Christian ideas,… 

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Fabulous Family Food for Friday! Butter Me Up with Butter Bean and Bacon Cassoulet

Fabulous Family Food for Friday!  Butter Me Up  with  Butter Bean and Bacon Cassoulet Later on today I will be opening the second window in my Advent Calendar and there will be another seasonal treat, toy or book to reveal, but, for now it’s Friday and I have a really comforting family meal to share…. 

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