A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Frazzled Kale and Frisee salad with Pomegranate, Persimmon and Walnuts

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Frazzled Kale and Frisee salad with Pomegranate, Persimmon and Walnuts

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Frazzled Kale and Frisee salad with Pomegranate, Persimmon and Walnuts Welcome to recipe two in my mini festive recipe series, A Countdown to Christmas! Today’s recipe is a lovely salad, full of Christmas cheer and packed with all that is wonderful this season…….walnuts, persimmons, pomegranates and delicious curly kale – it looks… 

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Fasting on Saturday before Feasting on Sunday: 5:2 Diet Autumn Roast Vegetable & Cheese Salad

Fasting on Saturday before Feasting on Sunday: 5:2 Diet Autumn Roast Vegetable & Cheese Salad

Fasting on Saturday before Feasting on Sunday: 5:2 Diet Autumn Roast Vegetable & Cheese Salad Recipe By the time I get to the weekend, I have normally fulfilled my two “fast days” and am looking forward to a weekend filled with wine, roast dinners and special baked treats. However, this week as I have been… 

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Stotty Cakes & Geordie Ploughman’s Lunches! Cheese Savoury (Sandwich Filling) Recipe

Cheese Savoury Sandwich Filling

Stotty Cakes & Geordie Ploughman’s Lunches! Cheese Savoury (Sandwich Filling) Recipe I love a good stotty cake, and remember my grandmother making them in her Northumberland cottage when I used to stay with her and my grandfather, when I was little. There has been a revival in traditional North Eastern food lately, with lots of “trends”… 

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Goat’s Cheese and Basil served with Mixed Pepper Tomato Salsa

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Goat's Cheese and Basil

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Goat’s Cheese and Basil served with Mixed Pepper Tomato Salsa I love creating and developing recipes, so when I was sent a bumper hamper full of ingredients from E-On recently and asked to come up with some tasty, quick and simple recipes, I was pleased to join in. I was sent… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for August: Hamburgers, Peaches and Mediterranean Vegetable Recipes

Amaretti Peach Melba Crumble Parcels

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for August: Hamburgers, Peaches and Mediterranean Vegetable Recipes Core Ingredients for August: Minced Beef, Aubergines, Courgettes, Onions, Peaches and Quinoa August Menu: Hamburgers with Herb Baked Onions Oven-Baked Ratatouille Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Goat’s Cheese Amaretti Peach Melba Crumble Parcels Welcome to August’s Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner; with the… 

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Blue on Blue! Blue Blossom Salad: Blue Cheese, Borage & Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Blue on Blue! Blue Blossom Salad: Blue Cheese, Borage & Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Blue on Blue! Blue Blossom Salad: Blue Cheese, Borage & Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe Salads feature a lot on my weekly menu, both in winter and summer, but never more so than over the last two weeks since the heat wave hit the UK and most of Europe; instead of moaning in the rain, we… 

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Bastille Day, Picnics and Fireworks: Vegetarian Stuffed Picnic Sandwich Recipe

Bastille Day, Picnics and Fireworks: Vegetarian Stuffed Picnic Sandwich Recipe

Bastille Day, Picnics and Fireworks: Vegetarian Stuffed Picnic Sandwich Recipe Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (French pronunciation: ​[la.fɛːt.na.sjɔˈnal] ; The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (French pronunciation: ​[lə.ka.tɔʁz.ʒɥiˈjɛ] ; the fourteenth of July). While the date is the same as that of… 

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The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers I can officially declare that it is summer! The mercury has been steadily rising over the last four to five days and I am wearing shorts and t-shirts, so, it MUST be summer. My herb garden and… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes Core ingredients for July: Lamb, Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Beetroot and Raspberries July Menu: Summer Salad in a Jar Roasted Beetroot with Shallots Cucumber and Yoghurt Minted Dip Lamb and Rosemary Skewers Raspberry and Vanilla Custard Bake Welcome to… 

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Hot Spanish Soup that’s Chilled! Flamenco “100 Calorie” Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Flamenco "100 Calorie" Gazpacho Soup

Hot Spanish Soup that’s Chilled! Flamenco “100 Calorie” Gazpacho Soup Recipe I remember the first time I ever saw Flamenco dancers in action; I was about seven years old and we went to Spain on a family holiday. The hotel we stayed at in