The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices I was lucky enough to receive a rather magnificent hamper recently, filled with Red Tractor goodies such as beef, lamb, pork belly slices, chicken breasts, rhubarb, cabbage, onions, celeriac, potatoes, rapeseed oil, cream, flour, sugar, beer, butter, cheese and milk……and, I am sure I’ve… 

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

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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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The Secret Recipe Club: Award Winning “Logan County Hamburgers”

Logan County Hamburgers

The Secret Recipe Club: Award Winning “Logan County Hamburgers” (Recipe) Regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know that I am a member of The Secret Recipe Club – and no, it’s not furtive baking or cooking by moonlight in a distant log cabin on the second Thursday in the month, but it’s a on-line cooking… 

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Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes

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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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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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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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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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Slow Cooking with the Ginger Pig! Pulled Pork with a Spicy Rub (Slow Cooker/Crock Pot) Recipe

Pulled Pork with a Spicy Rub

Slow Cooking with the Ginger Pig! Pulled Pork with a Spicy Rub (Slow Cooker/Crock Pot) Recipe Today’s post is all about spice, comfort food and a new cookbook…..it’s a recipe that I have fallen in love with and that will be a frequent visitor to my kitchen, it’s easy to prepare and cook and is… 

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Organic UK Naturally Different and a NEW Recipe: Maple, Almond & Pecan Granola with Blueberries

Organic UK Naturally Different and a NEW Recipe: Maple, Almond & Pecan Granola with Blueberries

Organic UK Naturally Different and a NEW Recipe: Maple, Almond & Pecan Granola with Blueberries It has been a real pleasure to be part of the Organic UK Naturally Different campaign over the last eight months, and I was delighted when I was asked to be Organic UK’s blogger ambassador as I totally believe in the organic… 

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Easy Summer Dining: Bourbon Beef and Pepper Skewers and Accompaniments (Sous Vide)

Summer Barbecue Dining: Bourbon Beef and Pepper Skewers with Potato Salad (Sous Vide)

Easy Summer Dining: Bourbon Beef and Pepper Skewers and Accompaniments (Sous Vide) With the summer still giving is hot and sunny days, with just the odd shower of rain here and there to cool things down, my next Sous Vide Supreme post is all about BEEF, and barbecue cooking, although these skewers can (and were)… 

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