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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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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Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes

Bundt Easter Egg Cakes (9)

Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes In Easter Week it seemed wholly appropriate to concentrate on seasonal baked treats, and as regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I have featured some very indulgent cakes and bakes already…….A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake,  Pots au Chocolat with Chocolate Bunnies and of course my… 

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Organic Easter Menu: French Herb & Garlic Lamb and Pots au Chocolat

Chocolate Mousse with Mini Eggs and Cream

Organic Easter Menu: French Herb & Garlic Lamb and Pots au Chocolat It’s with great pleasure that I announce my continuing collaboration with Organic UK throughout 2014 – more about that to come in May, but for now I wanted to share some great indulgent recipes for people to enjoy with their family over Easter weekend,… 

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Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese

Rosemary Butter with Grana Padano

Floral and Flavoured Butter: Rosemary Flower Butter with Grana Padano Cheese Sometimes an idea comes to me in the middle of the night, when I am tossing and turning, reflecting on events that have happened, or worrying about things that may not happen……..the night is still and my thoughts seem to hang in the darkness… 

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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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Midweek Slow Cooker Comfort Meal: Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole with Beer

Sausages on plate

Midweek Slow Cooker Comfort Meal: Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole with Beer I do not profess to be an expert on Polish cuisine, and my knowledge and interpretation is based on what I see and read in magazines and newspapers, as well as what’s offered in local Polish restaurants in Luton, where my daughter lives,… 

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Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe

Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe

Popovers, Puddings and Chocolate! Mixed Berry and Chocolate Popovers Recipe When is a Yorkshire pudding a dessert, when it is a Popover of course, although I remember having Yorkshire pudding served with jam, honey and golden syrup for Sunday tea, so we also serve our national pudding as a sweet treat too. So what are popovers?… 

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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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