An Old Vintage Hovis Bread Tin and Nigel Slater’s Black Banana Cake Recipe

An Old Vintage Hovis Bread Tin and Nigel Slater's Black Banana Cake Recipe

An Old Vintage Hovis Bread Tin and Nigel Slater’s Black Banana Cake Recipe I am an avid collector of what is called “Kitchenalia”, although some of my collection comes under the banner of “Kitsch-enalia”! I have plans to share my vintage collection of much-loved kitchen equipment soon – over many posts I am sure, as… 

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Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Photos and Recipes

Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos

Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Photos and Recipes I have LOTS of new plans for my blog, and this is just one of them…….to give me a day off and to catch my breath, and to showcase all the recipes and photos that I have posted over the last week, I am starting my Sunday… 

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A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture)

A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture)

~ A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture) Heady perfumed lavender fields, rolling hills of thyme and oregano, hot sun, dusty paths, aching backs and grape stained fingers, hawks sitting on hay bales, the distant throb of a tractor, diesel, warm hands and faces,  rich pate, crusty bread, herb scented rillettes, metallic… 

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Monday Meal Plan ~ Mangoes, Seafood, Pancakes and Salads

Monday Meal Plan

~ Monday Meal Plan ~ Mangoes, Seafood, Pancakes and Salads After a wet and dismal week last week I awoke to another dull and grey day…..for all of you out there who have been discussing the lasted racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey, let me tell you that I am sure they are talking about the weather this summer……..and on my Fifty Shades of Grey scale today,… 

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Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British

Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British

Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey for Scotland and Best of British How I LOVE Britain’s diverse and unique cuisine……from John O’ Groats to Land’s End, and in-between of course, we are a nation rich in regional  recipes; dishes and ingredients that take advantage of the our farming heritage, as well as the seas that surround our wonderful island… 

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Low Calorie Vanilla Bean Scones for a Wimbledon Strawberries & Cream Tea

Low Calorie Vanilla Bean Scones

Low Calorie Vanilla Bean Scones for a Wimbledon Strawberries & Cream Tea I swore to myself that I wouldn’t cash in on the “W” word on my blog, and it has been easier enough not to mention it until now…….but now, I find myself with a PERFECT Wimbledon recipe, and it’s gone STRAIGHT in to… 

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Pudding Basins in Summer? A Twist on Two Classics: Berry Bread & Butter Summer Pudding

Berry Bread and Butter Summer Pudding

Pudding Basins in Summer? A Twist on Two Classics: Berry Bread & Butter Summer Pudding If you think pudding basins are strictly for the winter, think again! I use my pudding basins throughout the year as mixing bowls, storage bowls, salad bowls for picnics, ice cream containers and of course, for puddings! So, when I… 

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Meal Planning Monday with Raclette Parties, Leftovers and Summer Puddings

Meal Plan Scribbler Menu

Meal Planning Monday with Raclette Parties, Leftovers and Summer Puddings Late again, another late meal plan for Monday……it’s all been a bit hectic lately and I have only just sat down at my laptop for the evening………but, I do have a meal plan in mind, and although it’s a LITTLE bit late, I hope you’ll… 

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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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Summer Solstice Sandwiches – Cheese and Tomato with Salad Cream and Herb Garden Tea Sandwiches with Cream Cheese

Herb Garden Tea Sandwiches with Cream Cheese

Summer Solstice Sandwiches ~ Cheese and Tomato with Salad Cream ~ ~ Herb Garden Tea Sandwiches with Cream Cheese ~ As if in preparation for the Summer Solstice, the sun came out today……and so the table was set and chairs were arranged under shady trees……the heat soared and the scent of my climbing roses pervaded… 

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