“No Churn” Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds: The Secret Recipe Club

Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds (2)

“No Churn” Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds: The Secret Recipe Club Summer is now in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere and ice cream seems to have a mention on my menu planner every week…..from exclusive “top drawer” commercial brands such as the ice cream I used in this recipe White Chocolate Ice Cream… 

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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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Cherries & Cooking in Saucers: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding

Kentish Cherry Batter Puddings

Cherries & Cooking in Saucers: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding Britain is a nation of puddings, from steamed treacle sponge and Spotted Dick to Bakewell pudding and jam roly poly, we revel in our baked and steamed sweet concoctions. There are cake style puddings, steamed sponge puddings, baked tarts – sticky with syrups and studded with dried… 

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

Courgette & Feta Cheese Fritters with Chilli Mint Yogurt Dip (23)

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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Sensational Summer Strawberries! Strawberry “Clafoutis” (Custard Bakes)

Strawberry Clafoutis

Sensational Summer Strawberries! Strawberry “Clafoutis” (Custard Bakes) “Strawberry fields forever” is my current mantra and as far as I am concerned there should be more strawberry fields, not just near me but all over the countryside, although, we are the proud “parents” of many strawberry offspring this year, and the luscious red orbs just keep… 

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Picnics in Fairy Land! My Newfoundland “Lighthouse Picnics” Experience

Lighthouse Picnics

Picnics in Fairy Land! My Newfoundland “Lighthouse Picnics” Experience Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Five – Fairies and Lighthouses with Sandwiches on the Cliff – my last day in Newfoundland…… Hello and welcome to Fairy Land! Well, not fairy land actually, but that’s what I thought… 

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A Snack for Viewing The World Cup Semi-Final: Argentinian Picada

Argentinean Picada

A Snack for Viewing The World Cup Semi-Final: Argentinian Picada I am going to “fess up” now, I am not a Football follower or fan, I watch Rugby Union and Cricket, but not football! So, I hope all footie fans are still talking to me now…….however, I am interested in the World Cup insofar that… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake

Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake Core ingredients for July: Cheese, Spinach, Peas, Tomatoes, Fennel and Cherries Menu Plan and Recipes for July: Pea and Mint Pesto Roast Fennel, Tomatoes and Onions Cheese, Spinach and Dill Filo Pie Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake Welcome to July’s Thrifty… 

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My Singapore Fling! Cocktails in the Sky & Street Food on the Ground: A Photo Diary

Singapore Slings at the Long Bar Raffles Hotel

My Singapore Fling! Cocktails in the Sky & Street Food on the Ground: A Photo Diary Welcome to my first “Singapore Fling” post, a photo diary teaser to whet your appetite, and dazzle your senses……a veritable treasure trove of fine dining and cocktails, spice and champagne, flowers and fruit, museums and massages as well as… 

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An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes Now that summer seems to have officially arrived in the UK, and France, it’ s nice to spend a bit more time outside and maybe a little less time in the kitchen.  So, it’s time to look at simple and easy to prepare recipes, ones that will… 

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