Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill

Cheesy Coddled Eggs with Smoked Fish, Sorrel & Dill I remember an advert, when I was growing up, it was by the British Egg Marketing Board, and went like this: male guest in a typical boarding house, sits at the breakfast table, the harridan land lady marches in and barks……..“how do you like your eggs,… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: American Diner style Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Lamb Sausages and Sausage Patties (10)

The Secret Recipe Club: American Diner style Homemade Breakfast Sausage Many years ago I remember driving from Pennsylvania right down to Florida, in an old “fast-back” 1972 yellow Ford Mustang; the brakes were more than dodgy, the gear box was “imaginative” and the journey was pretty arduous when made with just two drivers, who slept in the… 

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Travel to Magical Montenegro to Discover a Rich Culture and Food Heritage

Travel to Magical Montenegro to Discover a Rich Culture and Food Heritage

Travel to Magical Montenegro to Discover a Rich Culture and Food Heritage Of the many countries I have visited (and lived in), there still remain many that are on my list of “must travel to destinations”, a sort of “bucket list” if you will, and Montenegro is definitely in the top ten. This small Balkan country with… 

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Freshness Frozen, Edible Flower Ice Cubes and Ice Sculptures!

Crafted from 34 huge blocks of ice, using 3,400 litres of water, and containing the essential ingredients of classic pizzas suspended in its frozen walls, the Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzeria has been created to showcase the freshness of frozen food.

Freshness Frozen, Edible Flower Ice Cubes and Ice Sculptures! Dr. Oetker Ristorante, are currently doing a “Freshness Frozen” campaign around the idea of locking in freshness in frozen food, which is often overlooked, despite being fresher than many fresh foods with preservatives. As part of their campaign, they launched an ice pizzeria in London a… 

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Giveaway: Win a French Press with Groundskeeper™ 8 Cup/1L with OXO

French Press Giveaway

Giveaway: Win a French Press with Groundskeeper™ 8 Cup/1L with OXO (RRP:£35:00)  I am delighted to offer a fabulous OXO French Press (French Press with Groundskeeper™ 8 Cup/1L) RRP: £35 by OXO. I have one of these wonderful coffee makers and you can read my review here: Review & Recipe: OXO French Press, Irish Coffee and Douwe… 

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A Vegetarian Light Lunch: Three Cheese and Swiss Chard Pasta Bake Cake

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A Vegetarian Light Lunch: Three Cheese and Swiss Chard Pasta Bake Cake As the mornings get lighter, and my trip down to the hen-house gets earlier, I am want to muse on the changing seasons and the promise of spring; the melodious song of the resident blackbird accompanies me on my walk to the bottom of… 

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The Spring Allotment and Garden: A Vegetable Growing Guide Cheat Sheet

Baby Gem Lettuce and Spring Onions

The Spring Allotment and Garden: A Vegetable Growing Guide Cheat Sheet For all the gardeners out there, and that includes me, spring, and I feel that spring has truly arrived now, is a time to order your seeds, plan your garden and sow some of the early crops. We have two lovely gardens, both in France… 

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Cooking with Herbs: Spring Herbs Link-Up Party for March

Spring Herbs

Cooking with Herbs: Spring Herbs Link-Up Party for March Welcome to a new Cooking with Herbs link-up party challenge. Last month was all about Winter Herbs, but as the first of March heralds the start of Spring, then the theme this month is for Spring Herbs! It’s hard to define Spring Herbs, but any herbs… 

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Smart Phone Photography and what £100 gets you in France for a Day Out!

La Tremblade

Smart Phone Photography and what £100 gets you in France for a Day Out! Towards to end of last year, I was sent a Huawei Ascend Y550 smart phone along with £100, the challenge was to see just how much £100 gets you on a day out! The phone is very sleek, and has lots of apps, as… 

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Sweets for my Sweet & Sugar for my Honey: Valentine Recipes with CHOCOLATE!

Chocolate Box Cakes

Sweets for my Sweet & Sugar for my Honey: Valentine Recipes with CHOCOLATE! Yes, it’s that time of year again, it’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to spring, warmer days, lighter nights (and mornings) and maybe even love! If you are an old sceptic, like me, than maybe Valentine’s Day doesn’t feature… 

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