Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey

Baked Apples

Duvet Apples & Frosty Mornings! Festive Baked Apples with Mincemeat and Honey Walks to the hen-house crackle with frosted leaves and frozen grass now and a cheeky little wind plays havoc with my dressing gown, as I am never dressed when I make the mad dash to the end of the garden at “silly o’clock”… 

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Warm Breakfast Duvet Day aka World Porridge Day!

Spiced Fruit and Nut Winter Porridge

Warm Breakfast Duvet Day aka World Porridge Day! As warm as a duvet and as snugly as a feather bed, today is a day to celebrate my favourite breakfast, Porridge, as it’s World Porridge Day! Organised by The Golden Spurtle, today is day to embrace oats and all that goes with them! The small Scottish Highland… 

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Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry

Elderberries, Apples, Autumn, Harvest, Preserves, Fruit, Chutney, Jam, Jelly, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage, Hedgerow Harvest

Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry October, one of my favourite months, and as John Keats so emphatically writes in his “Ode to Autumn”..….” Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”……..and indeed, for most gardeners it is a month of mellow fruitfulness – a veritable cornucopia of fruit, herbs and… 

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September Tea Time Treats: Flapjacks, Oats and Tray Bakes! Open NOW…..

Honey Flapjacks - Modern Peasant Book Review

September Tea Time Treats: Flapjacks, Oats and Tray Bakes! Open NOW….. Welcome to September’s Tea Time Treats challenge!  It’s the first of September, schools start back next week and I can almost smell autumn coming around the corner……so, what better way to celebrate the new season than to suggest some lovely seasonal baking, and so… 

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The 5:2 Diet, Latest News and Recipes to Inspire on Fast Days

A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories)

The 5:2 Diet, Latest News and Recipes to Inspire on Fast Days Welcome to a new week! I have been absent over the weekend, due to entertaining friends who are staying with us, as well as throwing a big party last night……from which I have just recovered! It’s always a hard call to follow a… 

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Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up

Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up

Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up  A very Happy New Year to all of you wonderful Simple and in Season contributors and thanks for all of your wonderful entries! We had a fabulous response to the event with a plethora of roots, sprouts, winter fruits and nuts……..it was a veritable hamper of tasty recipes and mouth-watering photos. I… 

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Day Four on the Advent Calendar: Simple and in Season ~ December ~

Winter apples

Day Four on the Advent Calendar:   4th December Window Four: Simple and in Season ~ December ~  It is with great pleasure that I open the December’s link for Simple and in Season, one of my favourite blog challenges, and the baby of Ren from Fabulicious Food, who is entrusting me with her seasonal challenge for… 

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Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice

Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice

Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice I am delighted to offer three wonderful prizes for all you gardeners out there, whether it be window box, allotment or a large country garden gardeners – Seed Parade have very kindly offered THREE prizes of £30 worth of seeds… 

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The Lavender and Lovage Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos

The Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork of Recipes and Photos

The Lavender and Lovage Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos It’s Sunday, and here I am with The Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork of Recipes and Photos………it’s autumn too, a definite nip in the air, and when I awoke this morning, there were mists rolling over the fields nearby, as well as wood smoke suspended in… 

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Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos with 5:2 Fast Day Recipes

Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos

Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos with 5:2 Fast Day Recipes It’s been a crazy week, I have been so busy with a house full of guests, as well as trying to catch up with lots of  back posts, reviews whilst cooking for eight people, developing new recipes and cleaning! But,… 

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