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!

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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!

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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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Giveaway & Romantic Cocktail Recipes: Bloom Gin (RRP: £24)

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Giveaway & Romantic Cocktail Recipes: Win a bottle of Bloom Gin (RRP: £24) Yes, I know that the weather is cold here in the UK, but, there is some good news on the horizon, there are lots of events to look forward to, such as Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day, Mother’s Day and SPRING! And, to… 

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Popping the Weight Loss with Smoky Low Calorie Cheese & Pimento Dip and Chips!

Popping the Weight Loss with Smoky Low Calorie Cheese & Pimento Dip and Chips!

Popping the Weight Loss with Smoky Low Calorie Cheese & Pimento Dip and Chips! So, the festive period is over, the turkey has been eaten, several times over, the crackers have been pulled, the tree is bare and the carpet is pine needle green, the lights are down the waistbands are stretched……it’s been a jolly old… 

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The Lavender and Lovage 2014 Calendar of Food, Ingredients and Recipes

The Lavender and Lovage 2014 Calendar of Food, Ingredients and Recipes

  The Lavender and Lovage 2014 Calendar of Food, Ingredients and Recipes A VERY big Happy New Year to all of my readers, and as usual, I would like to share some of my recipes over the last year in a “calendar” format…….here’s to a very happy 2015 and I am wishing you all a healthy,… 

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New Year Cocktails, Mocktails and Christmas Leftovers! Sugar Plum Fairy Cocktail

Sugar Plum Fairy Cocktail

New Year Cocktails, Mocktails and Christmas Leftovers! Sugar Plum Fairy Cocktail Hello! I have been absent for a few days, as some of you might have noticed, enjoying Christmas and the ensuing festive period, with family and friends. I’m back today to share some  of my festive moments, as well as a pretty delectable cocktail, that… 

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Perfect for Christmas Sandwiches: Garlic and Shallot Country Style Bread (Breadmaker)

Perfect for Christmas Sandwiches: Garlic and Shallot Country Style Bread (Breadmaker)

  Perfect for Christmas Sandwiches: Garlic and Shallot Country Style Bread (Breadmaker) Today is the last Sunday in Advent, which means that Christmas day is very close……I’ve been cleaning, polishing, decorating, making beds, setting tables, writing cards, baking and cooking, with many of my bakes and meals making their way into the freezer. And, with… 

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