A Photo Diary from Newfoundland: Chocolate, Buns & Cod Tongues…..

Lobster Benedict with Breakfast Potatoes

A Photo Diary from Newfoundland: Chocolate, Buns & Cod Tongues….. Hello from St John’s in Newfoundland – as regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I am here for a week courtesy of the Canadian Tourism Commission and  the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism board; I landed here just over a day ago and I have already had the most… 

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A Recipe for not much in the Fridge! Sausage, Egg and Tomato One Pan Breakfast

Brekkie 6

A Recipe for not much in the Fridge! Sausage, Egg and Tomato One Pan Breakfast Swinging from one low-calorie post to a rather calorific post may seem bizarre, but that’s the way my life goes sometimes! My last post was all about how well we (my husband and I) have done on the 5:2 diet,… 

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Cold Roast Beef Salad with Bread and Bagels: Plus New Kitchen Knives!

Cold Roast Beef Salad with Bread and Bagels: Plus New Kitchen Knives!

Cold Roast Beef Salad with Bread and Bagels: Plus New Kitchen Knives! I was sent TWO new knives recently for review, two Eden Classic Damast Knives – an Eden Quality Classic Damast Bread knife 20 cm (8″) and a Eden Quality Classic Damast Carving knife 20 cm (8″). I was more than a little delighted when I received them,… 

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Weekly Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet Recipes and Curried Carrot Soup (85 calories)

Weekly Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet Recipes and Curried Carrot Soup (85 calories)

Weekly Meal Plan, 5:2 Diet Recipes and Curried Carrot Soup (85 calories) I have been a bit lazy with my meal plans lately, as things have been a bit upside-down at home……but, this week I am pleased to be able to share a meal plan with my readers, as well as a new 5:2 diet recipe, for Curried… 

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Lincolnshire Plum Bread: A Fabulous Festive Fruit Bread and Random Recipe

Lincolnshire Plum Bread: A Fabulous Festive Fruit Bread and Random Recipe

Lincolnshire Plum Bread: A Fabulous Festive Fruit Bread and Random Recipe One of the comments I see lots of new bloggers saying over and over again, is how do they get noticed and generate comments as well as engage with the rest of the blogging community on their blogs; well, I felt just the same… 

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Scottish Smoked Salmon, Home-Made Pizza and The Secret Recipe Club

Lavender and Lovage Home-Made Seafood Pizza

Scottish Smoked Salmon, Home-Made Pizza and The Secret Recipe Club The Double Dipped Life At the risk of sounding boring, and I know I say this every month, but here we are again, another BIG SECRET RECIPE CLUB reveal day…..and another lovely blog and blogger discovered! And, again, at the risk of being repetitive, I can’t believe how quickly the… 

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Monday Meal Plan ~ Mangoes, Seafood, Pancakes and Salads

Monday Meal Plan

~ Monday Meal Plan ~ Mangoes, Seafood, Pancakes and Salads After a wet and dismal week last week I awoke to another dull and grey day…..for all of you out there who have been discussing the lasted racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey, let me tell you that I am sure they are talking about the weather this summer……..and on my Fifty Shades of Grey scale today,… 

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Pan Bagnat ~ A French Picnic Sandwich for a Summer’s Day Picnic at the Bottom of the Garden!

Pan Bagnat

  ~ Pan Bagnat ~ A French Picnic Sandwich for a Summer’s Day Picnic at the Bottom of the Garden! Yes, it may be hard to believe, but the weather today has been hot enough and sunny enough for this beast of a stuffed French sandwich, Pan Bagnat, to be enjoyed at the bottom of the garden, “pique… 

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Pudding Basins in Summer? A Twist on Two Classics: Berry Bread & Butter Summer Pudding

Berry Bread and Butter Summer Pudding

Pudding Basins in Summer? A Twist on Two Classics: Berry Bread & Butter Summer Pudding If you think pudding basins are strictly for the winter, think again! I use my pudding basins throughout the year as mixing bowls, storage bowls, salad bowls for picnics, ice cream containers and of course, for puddings! So, when I… 

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Piquant Pizza with Goat’s Cheese, Chorizo and Chillies for a Great Midweek Supper

Piquant Pizza with Goat's Cheese, Chorizo and Chillies

Piquant Pizza with Goat’s Cheese, Chorizo and Chillies for a Great Midweek Supper I have been playing with my food, well, my Monday Meal Plan actually……only two days into the week and already I am swapping meals and days around….I LOVE to break the rules!  Tonight’s meal was pasta, on the plan that is, but… 

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