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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Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella

Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella

Tortellini Pasta Bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella A simple Saturday supper dish, (or a light luncheon and mid-week supper dish) is my recipe of the day today – something that most people can rustle up from store cupboard and pantry staples, and a tasty recipe that is on the table in under an… 

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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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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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Spanish Saturday! A Simple & Spicy Tapas Lunch Recipe: Patatas a la Riojana

Spanish Saturday! A Simple & Spicy Tapas Lunch Recipe: Patatas a la Riojana

Spanish Saturday! A Simple & Spicy Tapas Lunch Recipe: Patatas a la Riojana Saturday is here again, a busy day filled with shopping, housework and then a spot of TV with The Six Nations all afternoon! There’s a promise of “eating out” in the evening, so all that is needed is a simple, light lunch… 

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French Sunday Lunch: Guinea Fowl with Apples, Prunes and Armagnac Mustard Sauce (Pintade aux Prunes)

Guinea Fowl with Apples, Prunes and Armagnac Mustard Sauce (Pintade aux Prunes)

French Sunday Lunch: Guinea Fowl with Apples, Prunes and Armagnac Mustard Sauce (Pintade aux Prunes) Dawn breaks, sending fiery rays of blood-red rays through the old lace curtains……it’s a Sailor’s (or Shepherd’s) warning morning, and then I hear the patter of rain as it hits the window, driven by blustering winds. The duvet clings to… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade with Rosemary Recipe

The Secret Recipe Club: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade Recipe

The Secret Recipe Club: Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade with Rosemary Recipe It’s that time again, time to share a guest blog and recipe, courtesy of The Secret Recipe Club, and this month I almost forgot it, as the email letting me know who my secret blog partner was didn’t arrive in my inbox and… 

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Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine (Gluten Free)

Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for a Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine

Meatloaf or Terrine? An Easy Recipe for Pork Sausage and Orange Terrine (Gluten Free) Cue a busy day, I am still suffering from post-travel fatigue and lethargy, suitcases are abandoned with the contents spewing out like a collapsed circus tent…..train tickets and passports set the kitchen table and “travel snacks” adorn several areas of the kitchen surfaces, it’s… 

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Cooking with Herbs Round Up for January 2014

Cooking with Herbs Round Up for January 2014

Cooking with Herbs Round Up for January 2014 Wow! What an amazing turn-out for January! This month we had over forty fabulous herbal and citrus entries into Cooking with Herbs, it seems that lots of you embraced your herbal side in the New Year! There were sweet and savoury entries, as well as baked entries… 

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