October Tea Time Treats – Cooking and Baking with VEGETABLES!

Pumpkin Pie

- October Tea Time Treats – Cooking and Baking with VEGETABLES! Welcome to a NEW challenge of Tea Time Treats for OCTOBER! Tea Time Treats is in its THIRD year, and October 2014 marks its THIRD birthday – this is the 36th challenge!  I love hosting it along with my co-host Jane of The Hedgecombers………on-line… 

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Food Bloggers Meet-Up at Le Restaurant de PAUL, London

Food Bloggers Meeting at Le Restaurant de PAUL, London

Food Bloggers Meet-Up at Le Restaurant de PAUL, London I am an avid aficionado of Paul’s Boulangeries, they are to be found in every railway station and airport in France, and many a time one of their crusty filled baguette sandwiches has sated my appetite whilst travelling…….founded in 1889, they symbolise everything that is great… 

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Secret Recipe Club: Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches with Ham, Eggs and Cheese

Secret Recipe Club: Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches with Ham, Eggs and Cheese

Secret Recipe Club: Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches with Ham, Eggs and Cheese Here we are again, another reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club……..and this month I have a fabulous recipe for all those people who say they don’t have time to eat breakfast, Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches with Ham, Eggs and Cheese, easy to make and… 

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Travel, Dine & Wine in Style on Celebrity Equinox around the Mediterranean

Wine Tasting on Celebrity Equinox

Travel, Dine & Wine in Style on Celebrity Equinox around the Mediterranean The Art of Cruising……Celebrity Cruises style Photo Diary Teaser Part One The art of Cruising should be a subject for study, in my humble opinion, and I was lucky enough to be a student in the art last week when I was a guest… 

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Autumn Beckons: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Elderberry Glaze and Port Jus

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Elderberry Glaze and Port Jus

Autumn Beckons: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Elderberry Glaze and Port Jus Autumn really is beckoning, the mornings are misty and cool and the evenings are “drawing in” with darkness falling by eight thirty now……..I’m sad to see the summer go, but I love autumn and all it brings. It’s a season of harvest festivals, crackling… 

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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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Midweek Roast Chicken Dinner, Cider & Onion Soup with Cheese Croutons and PIE!

Family Chicken Roast

Midweek Roast Chicken Dinner, Cider & Onion Soup with Cheese Croutons and PIE! I can’t believe that we are into the second week of September now, and although autumn is nipping at my heels, the days remain warm and sunny, but, I did see the first leaf fall off the walnut tree in my garden yesterday… 

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A Random Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Ciabatta Bread

A Random Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Ciabatta Bread

A Random Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Ciabatta Bread Over the last few weeks, I have attempted to make the technical challenge from the Great British Bake Off every week, but with the onset of a late Indian summer and friends and family visiting over the last few weeks, that project has been unavoidably dropped by the… 

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Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin This last week has been a glorious late summer holiday, with my daughter visiting, and the weather in SW France being positively balmy with temperatures in the late 20’s and clear azure skies, it’s been like the late birthday gift you never expected, and… 

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Summer Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for August

Herbs

Summer Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for August With thanks for all who entered the Cooking with Herbs challenge for August – the theme was very loosely, Summer Herbs and Flowers, and as you can see by the lovely images and recipe links below, there were some stunners! The NEW Cooking with Herbs challenge is… 

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