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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Old Fashioned Roses and an English Garden Salad with Cheese and Eggs

Old Fashioned Roses and an English Garden Salad with Cheese and Eggs

Old Fashioned Roses and an English Garden Salad with Cheese and Eggs Nodding seductively by the gate to the drive, are several beautiful old-fashioned shrub roses, some of them bought and some of them from cuttings by my very green-fingered mum, who simply sticks rose (and other plants) stems into soil and they all take!… 

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Giveaway: Win 5 x Pairs of Tickets to the Glynde Food and English Wine Festival

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Giveaway: Win 5 x Pairs of Tickets to the Glynde Food and English Wine Festival   My latest giveaway is to win one of FIVE pairs of tickets to the amazing Glynde Food and English Wine Festival on the 13th and 14th of July 2013. A Celebration of Great British Produce and English Wine! The… 

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Fish on Friday, Fresh Figs and a Recipe for Potted Crab – Crab Rillettes

Fish on Friday, A Sunny Day and a Recipe for Potted Crab - Crab Rillettes

Fish on Friday, Fresh Figs and a Recipe for Potted Crab – Crab Rillettes It’s been an exciting day, we have guests, three  lovely girls arrived yesterday for a week’s holiday and they have settled in already, and even laid three eggs today……….yes, it’s not my daughter and her two friends (although they are lovely… 

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Just in time for the BBQ ~ English Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken

Grilled Chicken Breasts using the marinade

Just in time for the BBQ ~ English Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken ~ Lavender is a traditional cottage garden plant. Its grey-green spikes of foliage and purple flowers provide colour all year. Since the Middle Ages, the dried flowers have been one of the main ingredients of potpourri. Fresh sprigs are included… 

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Somerset Scramble – Scrambled Eggs with Goat’s Cheese, perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or High Tea

Somerset Scramble - Scrambled Eggs with Goat's Cheese, perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or High Tea

Somerset Scramble – Scrambled Eggs with Goat’s Cheese, Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or High Tea Capricorn Goat’s Cheese Hamper for the Capricorn Challenge Remember that lovely hamper that I was sent by Ethel the Capricorn goat? Well, I have been attacking all of the ingredients with culinary gusto and here is my next offering for… 

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Meal Planning Monday and Busy Week Ahead!

Meal Planning Monday

Meal Planning Monday and Busy Week Ahead! Monday 21st May 2012 Another week and another meal plan, and I am having a VERY flexible week this week as we have several dinner and lunch dates and some journeys to fit in too…..with thanks as always to Mrs M who hosts this fabulous idea of linking up on… 

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World Baking Day with Some Cakes & Bakes from my Recipe Box!

Victoria Sandwich with Home made Lemon Curd

 World Baking Day Sunday 20th May 2012 Some Cakes & Bakes from my Recipe Box! Apparently it’s World Baking Day today – and you can find out all about it here: World Baking Day and #Caking. Any day that is a baking day is GOOD for me, as I LOVE baking and can often be… 

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Scones for Sunday and Birthday Parties! Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones with Sour Cherry Jam

Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones with Sour Cherry Jam

Scones for Sunday and Birthday Parties! ~ Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones with Sour Cherry Jam ~ It’s the day after the party………the kitchen still looks like a bomb as hit it, and there are acres of food under cling film, which are covering every available surface. My mum was the chief cook and baker for my birthday this… 

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May Day, Foraging and a Prelude to Summer – Old Fashioned English Elderflower Cordial

Old Fashioned Elderflower Cordial An old recipe - 100 years old. This summer cordial is made with Elderflowers.........once made it can be mixed with sparkling wine, mineral water, lemonade or added to cooking for desserts.

May Day, Foraging and a Prelude to Summer ~ Old Fashioned English Elderflower Cordial ~ The first of May is a special day in my family, it was my maternal grandfather’s birthday and it is the prelude to a month of many family birthdays and anniversary celebrations, of which one is mine. It’s also a… 

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