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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Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Baking Treats for Britain, Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, The World's Biggest Coffee Morning, Currys, Kenwood Chef Classic, Rhubarb, Crumble, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage, #CurrysBakeSale

Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake Cake stalls and cake sales draw me like a magnet, and wherever I am, if there is food for sale, I can be seen buying it and probably eating it before I get home! And, all the better if they are charity cake or produce stalls, as… 

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Holiday, Piers and Baking with Mum! Fresh Blueberry Scones Recipe

Baking with Mum! Fresh Blueberry Scones Recipe

Holiday, Piers and Baking with Mum! Fresh Blueberry Scones Recipe Firstly! Apologies to my regular readers for the lapse in recent posts – I have been away on holiday for a week, staying at a little cottage in Suffolk where the internet was very erratic before it faded away completely! I confronted this dilemma with… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit

Dukkah Crusted Roast Chicken with Mint & Yoghurt Sauce

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for May: Chicken, Exotic Spices and Floral Fruit Hello and welcome to my FIRST Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner for 2014! As regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I worked with Organic UK throughout last year with a series of special menus based around key seasonal organic ingredients, and… 

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An Old Fashioned Kinda Pie! Heirloom Apple or Fruit Tart Recipe

Apple and Blackberry Pie

An Old Fashioned Kinda Pie! Heirloom Apple or Fruit Tart Recipe Damp tea cloths are drying on the handles of an AGA range, and as well as damp linen the air is full of baking aromas……cinnamon vies with apples and the vague scent of buttery pastry is also omnipresent in the old cottage kitchen; it’s… 

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The Big Bang Theory, Pantry Staples and “Beefaroni” Pasta Bake

Beefaroni (19)

The Big Bang Theory, Pantry Staples and “Beefaroni” Pasta Bake It can be said that I have very eclectic taste when it comes to television, I am an avid fan of period dramas, comedy, satire and even the odd country-style soap in the form of Heartbeat; my favourite comedy programme has to be The Big Bang Theory, which… 

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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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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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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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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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