Bursting with Berries on Midsummer’s Day – Sorbet Cassis (Blackcurrant Sorbet)

Sorbet Cassis - Blackcurrant Sorbet

Bursting with Berries on Midsummer’s Day Sorbet Cassis (Blackcurrant Sorbet) Midsummer’s Day dawned this morning and I was not impressed……half the apples had been blown off my tree and some of my herbs had been flattened. It had obviously been raining all night and there were deep, secretive puddles waiting to envelop my feet as I… 

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Strawberries and Flowers for Tea – Strawberry & Elderflower Cake and Tart Topping

Strawberry & Elderflower Cake and Tart Topping

 Strawberries and Flowers for Tea ~ Strawberry & Elderflower Cake and Tart Topping ~ Now is the time for fragrant lanes where clouds of billowing white frothy flowers hang heavy with rain drops……..damp earth and sweet-scented blossom pervades the damp summer air and bees hover over blooms in anticipation of nectar gathering. Berries glisten and blackbirds, the… 

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A BIG Tea Time Treats Giveaway from Seasonal Berries to support Strawberry Tea 2012 (Breast Cancer Care)

Strawberries

English Scones With Mixed Summer Berries and Strawberries Cream  A BIG Tea Time Treats Giveaway from Seasonal Berries to support Strawberry Tea 2012 (Breast Cancer Care) I am delighted to be working with Seasonal Berries and British Summer Fruits who are supporting Breast Cancer Care for their Strawberry Tea 2012. I am the Berry Blogger for… 

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Flaming June: Getting ready for the Salad Season – Fantastique Jam Jar French Dressing

Fantastique Jam Jar French Dressing

Flaming June: Getting ready for the Salad Season ~ Fantastique Jam Jar French Dressing ~ The weather has been positively balmy lately, and the mercury has been soaring……it seems that “Wet May” has disappeared and we will soon be into “Flaming June”, which coincidently is the name of one of my favourite paintings by Lord Frederic Leighton. This… 

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Fairtrade – is it Fair to All? Random Musings and Honey, Banana & Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Honey, Banana & Blueberry Breakfast Buns

Fairtrade – is it Fair to All? Random Musings and Honey, Banana & Blueberry Breakfast Buns Good morning! Before I have all of the Fairtrade supporters wading in to admonish me, let me explain, and VERY quickly, that  I AM a Fairtrade supporter myself! But, I also feel a certain amount of unease on a more personal level about Fairtrade for all…….let… 

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I’m Dreaming of a Sunny May! Wolds Way Lavender and Strawberry Fruit Cup

Wolds Way Lavender and Strawberry Fruit Cup

I’m Dreaming of a Sunny May! Wolds Way Lavender and Strawberry Fruit Cup It’s at this time of the year, mid May, that I am usually thinking of drinks on the terrace or Pimms on the lawn……maybe some pick-your-own strawberry activities or strawberries and cream for afternoon tea whilst sat in the garden.  The there are gentle… 

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May Day, Foraging and a Prelude to Summer – Old Fashioned English Elderflower Cordial

Old Fashioned Elderflower Cordial An old recipe - 100 years old. This summer cordial is made with Elderflowers.........once made it can be mixed with sparkling wine, mineral water, lemonade or added to cooking for desserts.

May Day, Foraging and a Prelude to Summer ~ Old Fashioned English Elderflower Cordial ~ The first of May is a special day in my family, it was my maternal grandfather’s birthday and it is the prelude to a month of many family birthdays and anniversary celebrations, of which one is mine. It’s also a… 

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Meal Planning Monday for my Birthday Week with Crumpets, Scones and British Berries! (30th April 2012)

Scotty Brand Carrot and Lentil Soup with Home-made Bread

Meal Planning Monday for my Birthday Week – 30th April 2012 – Crumpets, Scones and British Berries! I cannot believe I am meal planning on Monday again, but I am as last week’s plan worked really well, with just a couple of glitches, insofar as I changed a couple of days around, but still cooked… 

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Very Berry Month of May ~ Support British Summer Fruits with Delicious Puddings and a Giveaway

British Strawberries

~ Very Berry Month of May ~ Support British Summer Fruits with Delicious Puddings and a Fabulous Giveaway Win FIVE Edith & Bob Great British Pudding Tea Towels & FIVE matching Prints I am extremely excited to tell you that I have teamed up with Seasonal Berries & British Summer Fruits as their Berry Blogger and we bring… 

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An Invitation to a VERY Large Tea Time Treats Table! Scones & the March Recipe Round-Up

SCONES!

An Invitation to a VERY Large Tea Time Treats Table! Scones & the March Recipe Round-Up Well, you have all OUTDONE yourselves this month, I mean you have all baked like crazy and subsequently we had a STAGGERING FIFTY SIX entries! I had to uncork a bottle of wine whilst writing this round-up, and as there are… 

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