For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs

Easter, Dip, Spread, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Bacon, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage

For your Easter Table: Cream Cheese & Cheddar Spread with Bacon and Herbs Time to forget all that chocolate, as well as any cakes, biscuits and scones that are kicking around, we are on a cheese mission today, and it doesn’t get cheesier than this recipe, as Greg Wallace (of Masterchef) might say; it’s packed… 

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A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart

Blue Wensleydale and Wild Garlic Tart

A Good Friday Pie: Wild Garlic and Blue Wensleydale Tart Tomorrow, the 18th April, is Good Friday; or, Hot Cross Bun day as I used to call it when I was little! Although many Christians observe a “no meat Friday” every week of the year, it’s probably true to say that most people regardless of their religion also adopt a… 

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Giveaway: Organic Chocolate Making Workshop for Two (RRP: £98)

Giveaway, Karen S Burns-Booth, Lavender and Lovage, Virgin Experience Days, Organic Chocolate Making Workshop for Two, Chocolate

Giveaway: Organic Chocolate Making Workshop for Two (RRP: £98) Virgin Experience Days are offering a wonderful Giveaway, enter to be in with a chance of winning an Organic Chocolate Making Workshop for Two (RRP: £98)! This fabulous prize comprises: Cut, dip and decorate your own chocolate creations with this Organic Chocolate Making Workshop, in London, Brighton… 

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Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes

Bundt Easter Egg Cakes (9)

Little Easter Cakes: Mini Chocolate Drizzle Bundt Cakes In Easter Week it seemed wholly appropriate to concentrate on seasonal baked treats, and as regular Lavender and Lovage readers will know, I have featured some very indulgent cakes and bakes already…….A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake,  Pots au Chocolat with Chocolate Bunnies and of course my… 

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A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake

Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake (3)

A BIG Easter Cake! Creme Egg Chocolate Drizzle Cake It’s JUST a week away until Easter Sunday, the day when Easter bunny hops around with his basket full of eggs, and egg hunts abound in most people’s gardens, weather permitting of course. It’s a four-day festival, starting with Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday,… 

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Organic Easter Menu: French Herb & Garlic Lamb and Pots au Chocolat

Chocolate Mousse with Mini Eggs and Cream

Organic Easter Menu: French Herb & Garlic Lamb and Pots au Chocolat It’s with great pleasure that I announce my continuing collaboration with Organic UK throughout 2014 – more about that to come in May, but for now I wanted to share some great indulgent recipes for people to enjoy with their family over Easter weekend,… 

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Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines

South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Avocado Love! South African style Guacamole & Cream Cheese Tartines Two avocados in the pantry along with a bag of lemons, some artisan bread, and then a phone conversation with my mum last week led to this lovely recipe for South African style Guacamole and Cream Cheese Tartines today – mum reminded me how we used… 

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A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy's Breakfast! "Hillybilly County Fair" Cornbread Recipe

A Cowboy’s Breakfast! “Hillybilly County Fair” Cornbread Recipe I lived in the States for a spell in the early 80′s, and I remember home-made “County Fair” cornbread with fond memories; the area that I lived in was part of Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County, where the Amish people live in small communities – it is… 

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Easter Eggy Bread: Raspberry & Vanilla “Pain Perdu” (French Toast)

Vanilla and Rasberry Pain Perdu for an Easter Breakfast

Easter Eggy Bread: Raspberry & Vanilla “Pain Perdu” (French Toast) Thank goodness it’s Friday! I’ve had a really busy week and I am looking forward to a bit of “down time” over the weekend. Today’s post is all about getting ahead however; in just a little over two weeks it will be Easter Sunday and… 

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Review: Japanese Food at its very best at “Chisou” in Chiswick

Review: Japanese Food at it's very Best at Chisou in Chiswick

Review: Japanese Food at its very best at “Chisou” in Chiswick A tedious tube journey from Victoria to Chiwick last week, on a rather dull and dismal day, ended in a night of friendship, clean fresh flavours and a wonderfully chilled atmosphere; tucked away behind the main high street in “chic Chiswick”, down a lane… 

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