My Singapore Fling! Cocktails in the Sky & Street Food on the Ground: A Photo Diary

Singapore Slings at the Long Bar Raffles Hotel

My Singapore Fling! Cocktails in the Sky & Street Food on the Ground: A Photo Diary Welcome to my first “Singapore Fling” post, a photo diary teaser to whet your appetite, and dazzle your senses……a veritable treasure trove of fine dining and cocktails, spice and champagne, flowers and fruit, museums and massages as well as… 

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Cooking with Herbs – July Challenge: Beautiful Basil………

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- Cooking with Herbs – July Challenge: Beautiful Basil……… Welcome to July and a NEW Cooking with Herbs challenge! Before I announce the theme for this month, I just want to say a BIG thanks to Linzi of Lancashire Food for hosting the challenge last month, she has loads of fabulous entries and you can… 

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The Big Allotment Challenge: Guest Book Review by Vivien Lloyd

The Big Allotment Challenge: Guest Book Review by Vivien Lloyd

The Big Allotment Challenge: Guest Book Review by Vivien Lloyd Regular readers will know that I rarely publish “guest posts”, mainly as I am a confident and prolific writer with lots to say and I am loathe to “share my space” here! However, I make the exception when the guest writer on Lavender and Lovage… 

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An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes Now that summer seems to have officially arrived in the UK, and France, it’ s nice to spend a bit more time outside and maybe a little less time in the kitchen.  So, it’s time to look at simple and easy to prepare recipes, ones that will… 

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Fiddlehead Ferns, Foraging and a Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner

Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner

Fiddlehead Ferns, Foraging and a Traditional Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Four – Foraging, Iceberg Hunting and Friends, the culinary trip continues…… The dawn light stealthily stole over St John’s highlighting the colourful “jellybean” clapboard houses that glowed like promised sweeties in a… 

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Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup

Making Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial

Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup Tonight is the night for faeries, magic and mystical revelry, June the 23rd is Midsummer’s Eve, the day before Midsummer Day, also known as St John’s Day, it is the ancient middle of summer as well as the nativity of St John the Baptist. Midsummer, not to be confused… 

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Garlic Bread Cheese Toastie (Grilled Cheese) for The Secret Recipe Club

Garlic Bread Cheese Toastie

Garlic Bread Cheese Toastie (Grilled Cheese) for The Secret Recipe Club It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a toasted cheese sandwich could have received such acclaim in the Lavender and Lovage household, but it did; it seems that with all my manic cooking activities lately, for commissioned work as well as for some… 

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Enjoy National Picnic Week with Pies, Pasties, Cakes & Sandwiches! My TOP Picnic Recipes

Smorgastarta - Swedish Sandwich Cake

Enjoy National Picnic Week with Pies, Pasties, Cakes & Sandwiches! My TOP Picnic Recipes This week, between the 16th and 22nd of June marks one of my favourite ways to eat, it’s National Picnic Week! We are a picnic family, it goes right back to my early childhood days in South Africa and Hong Kong,… 

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Cocktails, Puddings & Madeleines: A Nocturnal Tasting Tour of Newfoundland – Old & New

Chinched Charcuterie Platter with Home-made Crackers and Bread Sticks

Cocktails, Puddings & Madeleines: A Nocturnal Tasting Tour of Newfoundland – Old & New Dreams are made of this……. Bite-sized Chunks of my Culinary Adventures in Newfoundland: Part Three – Fine Dining & New Discoveries, the culinary trip continues…… On my second day in Newfoundland, as you may remember, I cooked alongside and watched Lori… 

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The International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds & Medieval Stuffed Eggs Recipe

Stuffed Eggs

The International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds & Medieval Stuffed Eggs Recipe Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of historical recipes, ingredients and cooking, and I have been working on a Historical British cookbook over the last few years, so I was delighted to accept an invitation to this years International… 

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