For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs

Easter, Dip, Spread, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Bacon, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage

For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs Time to forget all that chocolate, as well as any cakes, biscuits and scones that are kicking around, we are on a cheese mission today, and it doesn’t get cheesier than this recipe, as Greg Wallace (of Masterchef) might say; it’s packed… 

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Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines

South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole & Cream Cheese Tartines Two avocados in the pantry along with a bag of lemons, some artisan bread, and then a phone conversation with my mum last week led to this lovely recipe for South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines today – mum reminded me how we used… 

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A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy's Breakfast! "Hillybilly County Fair" Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe I lived in the States for a spell in the early 80′s, and I remember home-made “County Fair” cornbread with fond memories; the area that I lived in was part of Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County, where the Amish people live in small communities – it is… 

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Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper

BBQ Bacon & Cheese Baked Potatoes

Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper It’s fast approaching St Patrick’s Day and, if the sun continues to shine, it’s also fast approaching that shortest and fleeting of seasons, the “BBQ” season, where men arm themselves with tongs and matches and women get very worried! Now, I must “fess” up… 

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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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Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe)

Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe)

Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe) My mum is a dab hand at making pancakes and we don’t have to wait until pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) to enjoy them, as she often makes them for breakfast throughout the year……thin, lacy ones as well as fat Scotch… 

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Chocolate Orange Curd with Godiva Chocolates and Clementines

Chocolate Orange Curd

Chocolate Orange Curd with Godiva Chocolates and Clementines I love making preserves of all kinds and regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know that I share recipes for jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, relish and curds regularly. One of my most popular recipes, both with my readers and with my family (and me!) is my mum’s recipe for Lemon… 

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Exotic Chips/Fries! Chilli Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with a Marigold Petal Masala Dust

Exotic Chips/Fries! Chilli Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with a Marigold Petal Masala Dust

Exotic Chips/Fries! Chilli Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with a Marigold Petal Masala Dust It’s not often that I can say that today’s recipe has been made with ingredients that have been created by a friend, but I am happy to say that today is an exception. I first met Sumayya online about three years ago,… 

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A Romantic Continental Breakfast with Thorntons Chocolates!

A Romantic Continental Breakfast with Thorntons Chocolates!

Review: A Romantic Continental Breakfast with Thorntons Chocolates!  I took the journey recently, as a test drive for Valentine’s day and in the interests of the masses, I tested some lovely Thorntons Chocolates that arrived for me…..in readiness for Valentine’s day and other special occasions – I hope you will all thank me for my… 

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British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe As regular readers will know,  I am a keen promoter of all things British and especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables; we have the perfect climate to grow some amazing varieties of fruit, and especially orchard fruits such as apples and… 

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