Brownies, Cupcakes & Samosas for The Big Feastival with Delicious Magazine & Brita

Rekha's samosas

Brownies, Cupcakes & Samosas for The Big Feastival with Delicious Magazine & Brita Just under a month ago, I was invited to attend the finalists cook off as a judge for Showcase your Food at The Big Feastival competition with Delicious magazine and Brita; myself and four fellow judges, Rebecca from Delicious magazine, Felicity from the Big… 

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The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter

Toutons (9)

The Moose is Loose! Newfoundland Toutons with Butter & Maple Syrup Butter I love bread, and I also love butter and maple syrup as well as pancakes, so when all of these ingredients come together in a fabulous breakfast, brunch or snack dish, I am a very happy and well-fed bunny! Regular readers of Lavender… 

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Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins for The Secret Recipe Club

Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins

Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins for The Secret Recipe Club Today sees me sharing another Secret Recipe Club recipe, and this time I have chosen a real sweet treat, Jam Doughnut Muffins, a recipe that I found on my secret assigned blog for August which was Food. Baby. Life.  Food.Baby.Life is written by Susan, who is married with three… 

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Cheese, Chillies & Wine: Baked Camembert in a Box with Chilli Pepper Jelly (Recipe)

Baked Camembert with Stokes Chilli Yellow Pepper Jelly

Cheese, Chillies & Wine: Baked Camembert in a Box with Chilli Pepper Jelly (Recipe) Autumn is nipping at my heels as I write this……I can smell it in the air and the mornings and evenings are definitely cooler with gentle mists creeping into the village. There’s the perfumed scent of apple wood fires, from my immediate… 

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Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe

Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe

  Wild Meadow Flowers, Buttery Brioche & Traditional Greengage Jam Recipe A gentle walk in the country, picking flowers and enjoying the cooler weather but also the sunshine……meadows filled with wild flowers and an old wall covered in fragrant honeysuckle……poppies, cornflowers, millet, lady’s mantle, clover and daisies…….and then a tree laden with greengages!  Now, there’s a plum that… 

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Recipe: Overnight Oats with Honey & Raspberries and a Mornflake Goody Bag Giveaway

Overnight Oats with Honey and Raspberries

Recipe: Overnight Oats with Honey & Raspberries and a Mornflake Goody Bag Giveaway I am an avid lover of all things oaty and love my breakfast bowl of porridge, especially when it is cold……my favourite recipe is my mum’s recipe for “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” which is easy to make and is a great start… 

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The Great British Bake Off: My Mary Berry Inspired Florentines Recipe with Stem Ginger

Florentines

The Great British Bake Off: My Mary Berry Inspired Florentines Recipe with Stem Ginger This week on The Great British Bake Off it was “Biscuit” week…….as in cookies, for my North American readers, and not scone type quick breads! The programme opened with a challenge to make one of my favourite types of biscuit, savoury biscuits,… 

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Fine Dining, Champagne & Excellent Service: Flying Business Class with Singapore Airlines

Satay

W Fine Dining, Champagne & Excellent Service: Flying Business Class with Singapore Airlines “It is better to travel well than to arrive” is a famous quote, probably originating from a phrase in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book El Dorado where he says “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive”….and this was certainly true… 

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Giveaway: Win a “Discover the Origin” Hamper of Ham, Wine, Port & Cheese (RRP£70)

Discover the Origin

Giveaway: Win a “Discover the Origin” Hamper of Ham, Wine, Port & Cheese (RRP£70) I don’t know about you, but I love the products promoted by Discover the Origin – I use them a lot in my day-to-day cooking and I particularity love the quality guaranteed in all of them. Discover the Origin is a campaign financed with… 

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The Great British Bake Off and my Mary Berry Cherry Cake Recipe

The Great British Bake Off and my Mary Berry Cherry Cake Recipe

The Great British Bake Off and my Mary Berry Cherry Cake Recipe Last week saw the start of The Great British Bake Off, and along with many thousands of others, I sat transfixed as the start of  series five started to unfold. As the twelve contestants started to bake their way through week one of “Cakes”,… 

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