Happy New Year! Twelve Months of Recipes – “The Lavender & Lovage Calendar 2013″

Lavender and Lovage 2013 Recipes

Happy New Year! – Twelve Months of Recipes – “The Lavender & Lovage Calendar 2013″ A short post to wish all of my lovely readers, friends and family a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! It has been a year of ups and downs, and also a year where I discovered how divisive food blogging can be,… 

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Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat!

Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl's Festive Table Settings for a Singleton's Flat!

Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat! Welcome to my Friday post, and it’s a frivolous, festive and fun post today, as well as being by way of an on-line greeting for my daughter, Hannah, as today is her birthday! Not only is it Hannah’s birthday, but it… 

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High Tea with Ham and Eggs and Marmalade Glazed Ham/Gammon Recipe

Marmalade Glazed Gammon (Ham)

High Tea with Ham and Eggs and Marmalade Glazed Ham/Gammon Recipe Although it is almost winter and our wonderful, blazing autumn fades with every scarlet and russet leaf that drops, my chickens are still laying well and every day finds me walking back to the house with a small basket of eggs……some still warm with black, white… 

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Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Delicious Bread! King Cake: Rosca de Reyes (Recipe)

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Twelfth Night, Epiphany and Delicious Bread! King Cake: Rosca de Reyes (Recipe) Regular Lavender and Lovage readers may remember that I entered a baking contest recently here: La Rosca de Reyes (King Cake) ~ For a Spanish Inspired Christmas & New Year, sadly I didn’t win, you can’t win them all, but I did come in as… 

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5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipes: Coronation Potato Salad and Low-Fat Pan-Fried Garlic Hake Fillets

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipes: Coronation Potato Salad and Low-Fat Pan-Fried Garlic Hake Fillets

5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipes: Coronation Potato Salad and Low-Fat Pan-Fried Garlic Hake Fillets The time between Christmas and New Year is a strange one on the culinary front – there is a plethora of sweets, cakes, pies, biscuits and other rich pickings from the savoury buffet table, as well as piles of turkey no… 

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La Rosca de Reyes (King Cake) ~ For a Spanish Inspired Christmas & New Year

Rosca de Reyes proving before final baking

~ La Rosca de Reyes (King Cake)  ~ For a Spanish Inspired Christmas & New Year I LOVE this festive bread, La Rosca de Reyes, a Spanish celebration bread that is often called King Cake, that is infused with oranges,  lemons and sometimes lines, as well as being decorated with candied peel and other fruits – usually cherries, figs and sometimes… 

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Day Four on the Advent Calendar: Simple and in Season ~ December ~

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Day Four on the Advent Calendar:   4th December Window Four: Simple and in Season ~ December ~  It is with great pleasure that I open the December’s link for Simple and in Season, one of my favourite blog challenges, and the baby of Ren from Fabulicious Food, who is entrusting me with her seasonal challenge for… 

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Festive Fish on Friday: Clementine and Honey Roast Salmon Salad with Wasabi Dressing Recipe

Clementine and Honey Roast Salmon Salad with Wasabi Dressing Recipe

Festive Fish on Friday: Clementine and Honey Roast Salmon Salad with Wasabi Dressing Recipe My Fish on Friday post today is a little festive – I am starting to think of easy and yet spectacular ways to serve salads as part of the Christmas and New Year buffet table, as well as for light, tasty… 

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Single Malt Whisky and a Traditional Tea Time Dundee Cake for New Year

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Single Malt Whisky  and a  Traditional Tea Time Dundee Cake  for New Year It’s cake time again ~ not a cake laden with marzipan and icing, but a buttery fruit cake studded with whole almonds, a traditional Dundee cake. I shared my Wee Whisky Doused Hogmanay Dundee Cakes with you last year, and they are brilliant little Dundee style… 

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Making Winter, Baking with Mum and Wee Whisky Doused Hogmanay Dundee Cakes

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Making Winter,  Baking with Mum  and  Wee Whisky Doused  Hogmanay Dundee Cakes Making Winter with Silver Pebble and Thrifty Household A gentle meander down the lane to the local Farm Shop……..that early morning pearly light that shimmers over barren fields; the sharpness of first breath as you leave the warm cocoon of home. The crackle… 

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