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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White Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae with Summer Berries & Fudge Sauce

White Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae with Summer Fruits & Fudge Sauce

White Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae with Summer Berries & Fudge Sauce Who doesn’t love a cool ice cream sundae when it’s hot and sticky?! So, when MÖVENPICK asked me and fourteen other food bloggers to create a new ice cream sundae using their delectable ice cream I was very keen to oblige! We were all sent some… 

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Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup

Making Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial

Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup Tonight is the night for faeries, magic and mystical revelry, June the 23rd is Midsummer’s Eve, the day before Midsummer Day, also known as St John’s Day, it is the ancient middle of summer as well as the nativity of St John the Baptist. Midsummer, not to be confused… 

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The International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds & Medieval Stuffed Eggs Recipe

Stuffed Eggs

The International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds & Medieval Stuffed Eggs Recipe Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of historical recipes, ingredients and cooking, and I have been working on a Historical British cookbook over the last few years, so I was delighted to accept an invitation to this years International… 

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June Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon, Watercress & Strawberry Delights!

Strawberries and Cream Trifle Pots

June Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: Salmon, Watercress & Strawberry Delights! Welcome to June’s Thrifty and Organic Meal Planner; this month I have created three simple recipes that won’t break the bank or take up too much time in the kitchen; and, one of the component parts of the salmon recipe, the watercress and spring… 

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Pan-fried Smoked Cheese & Ham Stuffed Chicken Breasts in a Creamy Herb Sauce

Yogurt week chicken (2)

Pan-fried Smoked Cheese & Ham Stuffed Chicken Breasts in a Creamy Herb Sauce Next Monday, on the 19th of  May 20124 marks the start of Yogurt Week, the UK’s first celebration of all things yogurt! Whether it’s for breakfast on the go, a delicious snack or to use in your favourite recipes, yogurt contains a… 

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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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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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Country House Light Luncheon Recipe: Edwardian Curried Eggs

Country House Light Luncheon Edwardian Curried Eggs

Country House Light Luncheon Recipe: Edwardian Curried Eggs Sometimes, an aroma can bring back so many memories, a snatched moment in time, misty memories come rushing back like a pressure cooker being released and you yearn for that time again……and all it entails. Such is today’s recipe, it’s redolent of hot, humid school days in Hong… 

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St George’s Day & A Spring Salad Recipe: English Apple and Walnut Salad

St George's Day, Sausages, Heck, Salad, Apples, Walnuts, Blue Stilton, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage

St George’s Day & A Spring Salad Recipe: English Apple and Walnut Salad Salad days…….hot, balmy days with fluffy white clouds and the drowsy distant buzz of bees……the early morning translucent light that awakes me along with birdsong and the pale warmth of early sun beams that dance along the old oak beams and form… 

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