Lazy Summer Lunches and Food Hampers: Spanish Tapas Toast with Escalivada Recipe

Lazy Summer Lunches and Food Hampers: Spanish Tapas Toast with Escalivada Recipe

Lazy Summer Lunches and Food Hampers: Spanish Tapas Toast with Escalivada Recipe How nice it is the receive a hamper of artisan products, and I was delighted to receive just one such box last week when a box of Spanish goodies landed on my doorstep. The box of delights had been sent to me by… 

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Giveaway: Go Greek and Win a Kitchen Nomad World Cuisine Box!

A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart

Giveaway: Go Greek and Win a Kitchen Nomad World Cuisine Box! Regular readers may remember a recipe that I posted last week for a delectable Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart; the tart was made with some of the ingredients I received from the Kitchen Nomad, a wonderful new way to discover the world in the… 

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A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart

A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart

A Nomad in my Kitchen! My Big Fat Greek Tomato, Olive and Caper Tart I consider myself to be a bit of a nomad, not so much in the real “hunter gatherer” sense, but I have moved and lived all over the world, and have called at least four or five countries home over the… 

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A Lavender Breakfast in Bed for Mum on Mother’s Day with Riverside Lifestyle Farm Shop

Riverside Lifestyle Farm Shop

A Lavender Breakfast in Bed for Mum on Mother’s Day with Riverside Lifestyle Farm Shop What to buy or do for your mum this Mother’s Day can sometimes prove to be a problem – after all there are only so many chocolates she can eat or flowers she can arrange,  nice though they may be! Enter… 

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Just in time for the BBQ ~ English Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken

Grilled Chicken Breasts using the marinade

Just in time for the BBQ ~ English Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken ~ Lavender is a traditional cottage garden plant. Its grey-green spikes of foliage and purple flowers provide colour all year. Since the Middle Ages, the dried flowers have been one of the main ingredients of potpourri. Fresh sprigs are included… 

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Pan Bagnat ~ A French Picnic Sandwich for a Summer’s Day Picnic at the Bottom of the Garden!

Pan Bagnat

  ~ Pan Bagnat ~ A French Picnic Sandwich for a Summer’s Day Picnic at the Bottom of the Garden! Yes, it may be hard to believe, but the weather today has been hot enough and sunny enough for this beast of a stuffed French sandwich, Pan Bagnat, to be enjoyed at the bottom of the garden, “pique… 

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An Easy Family Midweek Supper – Oven Roasted Tomato and Spring Onion Pasta in a Balsamic Drizzle

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An Easy Family Midweek Supper Oven Roasted Tomato and Spring Onion Pasta in a Balsamic Drizzle I am staying at my sister’s at the moment, and after a busy day out and about, this was a simple supper that I rustled up in about half an hour. Lovely baby plum tomatoes are oven roasted with… 

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Herbs on Saturday: Marinated English Goat’s Cheese with Wild Garlic, Stem Ginger and Herbs

Marinated English Goat’s Cheese with Garlic, Stem Ginger and Herbs

~ Herbs on Saturday ~ Marinated English Goat’s Cheese with Wild Garlic, Stem Ginger and Herbs I have to apologise, I have let Herbs on Saturday lapse this last month…..I have just been so busy and I never got around to making the linky for the Blog Hop…….however, I am starting the Herbs on Saturday… 

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Frisée Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Membrillo, Manchego Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Frisée Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Membrillo, Manchego Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Frisée Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Membrillo, Manchego Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomatoes No Croutons Required The No Croutons Required challenge set by Jacqueline over at Tinned Tomatoes this month is one that is right up my street; make a vegetarian soup or salad recipe using antipasti from your store cupboard, such as peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, courgettes and artichokes… 

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Lucky Friday the 13th with Tasty Fish on Friday – Brandade de Morue, French Salt Cod and Potato Gratin

My take on Brandade de Morue, served as a main meal with salad and baguette

Lucky Friday the 13th with Tasty Fish on Friday ~ Brandade de Morue ~ (French Salt Cod and Potato Gratin) Brandade is a French dish which is a creamy, whipped emulsion of salt cod, garlic, parsley and olive oil which tends to be eaten in winter with bread or deep-fried toasts or croutons. In France it’s called Brandade de Morue and in Spain it is… 

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