December Tea Time Treats: Glitter, Sprinkles, Candles and Shiny Stuff!

snowflake cakes

December Tea Time Treats: Glitter, Sprinkles, Candles and Shiny Stuff! Welcome to December’s Tea Time Treats! This month is a very festive month and therefore the theme is: Glitter, Sprinkles, Candles and Shiny Stuff! That means anything that sparkles or shines, or is just styled with candles……cook or bake anything you like, and go mad… 

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Stir Up Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Puddings and Mincemeat with Tropical Fruits

Gluten Free Tropical Fruit Cake

Stir Up Sunday Recipes: Cakes, Puddings and Mincemeat with Tropical Fruits Only two more days until Stir-Up Sunday……..a special day in the cook’s calendar when cakes and puddings are concocted, baked, steamed. I have written about this day many times over the years on Lavender and Lovage, and, you can read all about the traditions and customs here: … 

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Edible Gifts for Giving: Spiced Brandy Soused Clementines

Edible Gifts for Giving: Spiced Brandy Soused Clementines

  Edible Gifts for Giving: Spiced Brandy Soused Clementines Now is the time to start thinking about making special gifts for giving…….for Christmas hampers, the tea time table as well as hostess gifts for the impending party season; it’s a time for preserving, baking and making special recipes that will be served throughout the festive… 

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Giveaway: Win one of TWO Award Winning Figgy’s Christmas Puddings

Figgy's Puddings

Giveaway: Win one of TWO Award Winning Figgy’s Christmas Puddings Today’s NEW giveaway is unashamedly CHRISTMASSY! I am offering TWO beautiful hand-made Christmas Puddings that have very kindly been donated by Figgy’s Puddings.  Figgy’s are a husband and wife team (plus two small helpers) based in Devon. They’ve always made their own Christmas Puddings, and often gave them… 

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Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich

Leftovers Legend! The Great Christmas Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry Club Sandwich Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas Day and didn’t eat too much or over imbibe…….as some of my readers may know we took ourselves off to a little holiday cottage in Suffolk, where we all had a lovely time with… 

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Countdown to Christmas: Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans

victorian christmas card

Countdown to Christmas: Recipe Ideas, Edible Gift Ideas and Meal Plans A very Merry Christmas to all my readers! This will be my last post before Christmas Day and it is also the last in my “Countdown to Christmas” mini series. Today I had planned to share another quick and easy recipe with you, but unfortunately I have… 

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A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat!

Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl's Festive Table Settings for a Singleton's Flat!

Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat! Welcome to my Friday post, and it’s a frivolous, festive and fun post today, as well as being by way of an on-line greeting for my daughter, Hannah, as today is her birthday! Not only is it Hannah’s birthday, but it… 

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Christmas Eve Comfort Food – Christmas Carollers’ Casserole: Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew

Christmas Eve Comfort Food - Christmas Carollers' Casserole - Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew

Christmas Eve Comfort Food – Christmas Carollers’ Casserole: Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew Christmas Eve is often a very busy time, with last-minute present wrapping, and even buying in some cases, plus all the preparations for the big day with mounds of potatoes to peel, sprouts to trim and “pigs in blankets” to make. For us,… 

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Giveaway: Win a Stay with Dinner at Bannatyne’s Charlton House Hotel, or a £200 voucher

Giveaway: Win a Stay with Dinner at Bannatyne's Charlton House Hotel, or a £200 voucher

Giveaway: Win a Stay with Dinner at Bannatyne’s Charlton House Hotel, or a £200 voucher To celebrate Christmas, Virgin Experience Days are giving away a chance to stay at the Bannatyne’s Charlton House Hotel, or a £200 voucher. Start the new year with a relaxing stay at the Bannatyne’s Charlton House Hotel, with a luxurious… 

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