An Autumn “Summer Pudding” Recipe for Sunday Lunch

Summer Pudding

An Autumn “Summer Pudding” Recipe for Sunday Lunch A British classic, a Summer Pudding is a thing of sublime beauty – swathes of gently poached berries and currants encased in a shell of soft bread, it’s an easy recipe to make and makes good use of excess berries (and currants) you may have throughout the… 

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Cherries & Cooking in Saucers: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding

Kentish Cherry Batter Puddings

Cherries & Cooking in Saucers: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding Britain is a nation of puddings, from steamed treacle sponge and Spotted Dick to Bakewell pudding and jam roly poly, we revel in our baked and steamed sweet concoctions. There are cake style puddings, steamed sponge puddings, baked tarts – sticky with syrups and studded with dried… 

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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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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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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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Giveaway: Win a £75 Zalando Voucher to spend on whatever you like!

Giveaway: Win a £75 Zalando Voucher to spend on whatever you like!

Giveaway: Win a £75 Zalando Voucher to spend on whatever you like! Today’s Giveaway is one that I would LOVE to win, a whopping £75 voucher, that’s been very kindly donated by Zalando, a fabulous on-line site that specialises in luxury and brand names in clothing, shoes, boots, jewellery, watches, kitchen appliances, bedding, lamps and lighting, sports equipment and children’s… 

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Giveaway: Win £50 worth of Seeds of your choice from Seed Parade

Vintage Seed Box

Giveaway: Win £50 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice I am delighted to offer a FABULOUS prize for all you gardeners out there, whether it be window box, allotment or a large country garden gardeners – Seed Parade have very kindly offered £50 worth of seeds of your choice from their extensive range of… 

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Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul's Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe

Saturday Bakes & Cakes: All Soul’s Day and a Traditional Soul-Cakes Recipe November is not my favourite month, after the beauty of September and October with the bounty of harvests, crimson and yellow leaves and mellow sunny days, November always seems drab and dull to me, and it’s usually when the grey, wet and cold… 

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Giveaway: Win one of FOUR Churchill China Penzance Baking Packs (RRP: £78:00)

Giveaway: Win one of FOUR Churchill China Penzance Baking Packs (RRP: £78:00)

I am very excited to be offering you a very special giveaway today; and a fabulous opportunity to win one of FOUR prizes that have been kindly offered to all Lavender and Lovage readers by Churchill China. With The Great British Bake Off finished now, why not get into the kitchen yourself and have your… 

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Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans I love Sunday morning breakfasts, the feeling of a languorous “end of a weekend”, with yet another feeling of Sunday School and a church “day of rest” tradition; although in reality Sundays can be just as busy as any other day of… 

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