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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Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake day; it’s the last day before Lent and a chance to use up all those ingredients such as eggs, milk, sugar and jam that are traditionally not eaten during the Lenten period. Nowadays, we aren’t as… 

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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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Celebrate “Chip Week”! My Day at Award Winning Chippy “Fish Bone” in London

Haddock and Chips

Celebrate “Chip Week”! My Day at Award Winning Chippy “Fish Bone” in London Today starts a week of chip appreciation as Chip Week kicks off, a week filled with deep-fried spuds, and a time to visit your local chippy, forgetting the diet, to enjoy a packet of chips, or even better, fish and chips.  To… 

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Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe

Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe

Easy Light Lunch for a 5:2 Diet Day: Salmon and Spring Onion Gratins (250 Calories) Recipe Sometimes, when I am busy, it’s quite hard to think up new and easy recipes to make and enjoy on my 5:2 diet “fast days” where I have a limit of 500 calories to eat in one day –… 

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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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British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe

British Apples and Pears Challenge: English Cheddar and Cameo Apple Melt Recipe As regular readers will know,  I am a keen promoter of all things British and especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables; we have the perfect climate to grow some amazing varieties of fruit, and especially orchard fruits such as apples and… 

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Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Celery Soup with Leeks

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories) After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed… 

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Roasted “Tartan Veggies” with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes

Roasted "Tartan Veggies" with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes

Roasted “Tartan Veggies” with Smoked Sea Salt, Honey and Thyme and other Burns Night Recipes Today, Saturday the 25th January is Burns Night, when Burns’s all over the world will be celebrating this Scottish Bard with a Scottish feast that will include haggis, Scotch whisky and a variety of other Scottish delicacies. As a Burns… 

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