Pan-fried Skrei Cod with Scorched Cherry Tomatoes, Black Garlic and Harissa Crushed Cauliflower Mash

Pan-fried Skrei Cod with Scorched Cherry Tomatoes, Black Garlic and Harissa Crushed Cauliflower Mash

Pan-fried Skrei Cod with Scorched Cherry Tomatoes, Black Garlic and Harissa Crushed Cauliflower Mash Today’s recipe is for Pan-fried Skrei Cod with Scorched Cherry Tomatoes, Black Garlic and Harissa Crushed Cauliflower Mash is a new creation by me, that I developed a couple of weeks ago, and that has proved to be a popular dish with… 

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Fall in Love with Iberia: Spanish Chorizo Chicken with Olives Recipe with Lidl

Lidl Iberian Week

Fall in Love with Iberia: Spanish Chorizo Chicken with Olives Recipe with Lidl Last week saw Lidl UK celebrating all things Iberian in their supermarkets, and as a lover of Spanish food and ingredients, I popped along to stock up on several items I had seen in their leaflet here: Fall in Love with Iberia. There… 

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#BETTERCLOSER 20 Years of the Eurostar: Standard Premier Class – London to Brussels

Euostar Standard Premier

#BETTERCLOSER 20 Years of the Eurostar: Standard Premier Class – London to Brussels – Every four to six weeks or so, I make my way from the UK to France (or from France to the UK), and always by train, as I prefer the train to the plane; as well travelling on the TGV, part of… 

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Award Winning Scottish Fish: Smoked Plaice, Leek & Cheese Gratin with Chervil & Lemon

Award Winning Scottish Fish: Smoked plaice, Leek & Cheese Gratin with Chervil & Lemon

Award Winning Scottish Fish: Smoked Plaice, Leek & Cheese Gratin with Chervil & Lemon Regular readers of Lavender and Lovage will know of my love of fish and seafood, in fact anything fishy (or in a shell) gets my vote. And, many of you may remember that I always buy my fish whenever I can from… 

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Pork & Fennel with Red Wine & Borlotti Beans for Canned Food Week (5:2 Diet)

PORK & FENNEL WITH RED WINE & BORLOTTI BEANS

Pork & Fennel with Red Wine & Borlotti Beans for Canned Food Week (5:2 Diet) Today, Easter Sunday, may not be the time to talk about “canned food” (tinned food), but in fact we enjoyed a big bowl of Italian Pork, Fennel & Barlotti Bean Casserole for lunch today, made with tinned ingredients, with a glass of… 

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Easter Nest Cupcakes for the Easter Weekend Tea Time Table

Easter Nest Cup Cakes

Easter Nest Cupcakes for the Easter Weekend Tea Time Table It’s Easter Saturday and only a day away from all those Easter Egg hunts and waking up to see what Easter bunny has left for us this year! Now, I don’t know about you, but I have been loving the advertisement on the TV lately, for… 

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Easter Weekend Treats, Chocolate, Recipes and Champagne

This year I have decided to go a little “off piste” with my buns, in a manner of speaking! I will be using my old family recipe, as it really is a winner, but, I will be baking these buns in a muffin tray this year, (as you can see from my photos) in the manner of a French Brioche. I decided that we are going to go dainty for Easter tea, with smaller buns that are also a pretty shape; I was going to bake them in some traditional brioche moulds, but as they are vintage moulds, they are considerably smaller than the modern-day silicone moulds, and greed overtook “dainty” on that score!

Easter Weekend Treats, Chocolate, Recipes and Champagne Today is Good Friday and the start of Easter Weekend – it’s a day for Hot Cross Buns and Fish, a traditional meat-free day that I always observe. As we move through Easter weekend towards the joy of Easter Sunday (when Christ is risen) and with an abundance of… 

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Fine Dining, Gin, Wine and Cookery Classes on P & O Britannia’s Maiden Voyage

P and O Cruises Britannia Gin in Crow's Nest Bar

Fine Dining, Gin, Wine and Cookery Classes on P & O Britannia’s Maiden Voyage As we drove into the port of Cadiz, I saw a sleek and elegant ship glimmering in the spring sun; fully dressed in her “Union Jack” livery and with two distinctive Royal blue funnels, she beckoned me with the prospect of… 

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A Spring Breakfast Recipe: Shirred Eggs over Kale and Garlic with Espelette

A Spring Breakfast Recipe: Shirred Eggs over Kale and Garlic with Espelette

A Spring Breakfast Recipe: Shirred Eggs over Kale and Garlic with Espelette As most of my readers will know, I keep chickens, and therefore, as a consequence, I always have plenty of eggs at my disposal. My hens are totally free-range and have the full run at the bottom of the garden, underneath the fig, cherry… 

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Braised Ruby Baby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Peas, Bacon and Crème Fraîche

Braised Ruby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Lardons, Peas and Creme Fraiche

Braised Ruby Baby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Peas, Bacon and Crème Fraîche The lettuces sat provocatively amongst all the other spring greens and seasonal vegetables……some with frilly leaves, some with soft, buttery looking leaves and tender hearts. There were curly leaves, pointed leaves and then there were baby oak leaf lettuces, compact and tightly furled……sitting… 

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