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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Dorothy Hartley, Cattern Cakes & Lace and a Victorian Epiphany Tart Recipe

Epiphany Tart Recipe

Dorothy Hartley, Cattern Cakes & Lace and a Victorian Epiphany Tart Recipe One of my favourite books is “Food of England” by Dorothy Hartley, a veritable treasure trove of food, ingredients, customs, traditions, rural activities, crafts, foraging identification all accompanied with beautifully executed line drawings. The book is not just a recipe book, but an essential… 

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British Carrots: Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses

Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses

Where Our Food Comes From……. British Carrots: Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses Welcome to a new series of posts called “Where Our Food Comes From”……..over the last few months I have been lucky enough to visit numerous factories, farms, orchards and food events where the focus has been all about home-grown British… 

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The Walnut Tree and Spiced Runner Bean Pickle

Spiced Runner Bean Pickle

The Walnut Tree and Spiced Runner Bean Pickle At the bottom of the garden at our holiday home in France, nearly touching the old stone wall, is a walnut tree; I’d like to say it was the “old walnut tree”, in the manner of the Old Quince Tree that we also have in the same… 

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An Autumn “Summer Pudding” Recipe for Sunday Lunch

Summer Pudding

An Autumn “Summer Pudding” Recipe for Sunday Lunch A British classic, a Summer Pudding is a thing of sublime beauty – swathes of gently poached berries and currants encased in a shell of soft bread, it’s an easy recipe to make and makes good use of excess berries (and currants) you may have throughout the… 

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Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin

Sel la Vie Tomatoes and Twice Baked Potato, Cheese and Bacon Gratin This last week has been a glorious late summer holiday, with my daughter visiting, and the weather in SW France being positively balmy with temperatures in the late 20’s and clear azure skies, it’s been like the late birthday gift you never expected, and… 

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Summer Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for August

Herbs

Summer Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for August With thanks for all who entered the Cooking with Herbs challenge for August – the theme was very loosely, Summer Herbs and Flowers, and as you can see by the lovely images and recipe links below, there were some stunners! The NEW Cooking with Herbs challenge is… 

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Cooking with Herbs September: An Indian Summer & Mediterranean Theme!

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  Cooking with Herbs September: An Indian Summer & Mediterranean Theme! Welcome to a new Cooking with Herbs challenge for September! With thanks to all who entered last month and look out for the round-up later today or tomorrow here: Summer Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for August This month promises to be warm, so… 

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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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August Cooking with Herbs: Summer Herbs & Flowers

Herbs

August Cooking with Herbs: Summer Herbs & Flowers Welcome to a new Cooking with Herbs challenge for August; last month we had an amazing 39 entries and the round up for those recipes is here: Cooking with Herbs: A Virtual Herbal Cookbook & Round-Up of Recipes! Thanks to ALL of  you who entered……this month is a summer… 

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