The Great British Bake Off: My Mary Berry Inspired Florentines Recipe with Stem Ginger

Florentines

The Great British Bake Off: My Mary Berry Inspired Florentines Recipe with Stem Ginger This week on The Great British Bake Off it was “Biscuit” week…….as in cookies, for my North American readers, and not scone type quick breads! The programme opened with a challenge to make one of my favourite types of biscuit, savoury biscuits,… 

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The Great British Bake Off and my Mary Berry Cherry Cake Recipe

The Great British Bake Off and my Mary Berry Cherry Cake Recipe

The Great British Bake Off and my Mary Berry Cherry Cake Recipe Last week saw the start of The Great British Bake Off, and along with many thousands of others, I sat transfixed as the start of  series five started to unfold. As the twelve contestants started to bake their way through week one of “Cakes”,… 

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August Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: An American Style “Pot Luck” Summer Supper

Baked Meatballs

August Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner: An American Style “Pot Luck” Summer Supper Core Ingredients for August: Minced Beef, Courgettes, Red Peppers, Onions, Pasta and Raspberries Meal Plan and Recipes for August: Hidden Veg Baked Meatball Subs (Sandwiches) Amish Style Macaroni Salad Raspberry & Almond Crisp “Pot Luck Supper” “A potluck is a gathering of… 

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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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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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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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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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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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