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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The Little Black Dress of Salads! New Potato & Radish Salad in a Creamy Truffle Oil Dressing

Red Tractor, British, #RTchallenge, Red Tractor Assurance, Lavender and Lovage, Karen S Burns-Booth, Radishes, Potatoes, Truffle Oil, Salad, The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress of Salads! New Potato & Radish Salad in a Creamy Truffle Oil Dressing Sometimes in recipe development, a recipe is created that seems so simple and yet is “the little black dress” of the culinary scene; it’s easy to make, has simple ingredients, BUT with one special “string of pearls” ingredient… 

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Better with Brita: Watercress Soup with Chives (5:2 Diet)

Watercress Soup with Chives (3)

Better with Brita: Watercress Soup with Chives (5:2 Diet) Welcome to my SECOND Better with Brita recipe post! When I was deciding what to make for my next recipe, I thought of soup straight away, as soup is made with water and what better way to showcase Brita filtered water then with a soup recipe. And,… 

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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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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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