Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake

Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Peas, Roast Fennel, Cheese Pie and Cherry Cake Core ingredients for July: Cheese, Spinach, Peas, Tomatoes, Fennel and Cherries Menu Plan and Recipes for July: Pea and Mint Pesto Roast Fennel, Tomatoes and Onions Cheese, Spinach and Dill Filo Pie Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake Welcome to July’s Thrifty… 

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An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

An Easy Midweek Summer Recipe: Tabbouleh Stuffed Tomatoes Now that summer seems to have officially arrived in the UK, and France, it’ s nice to spend a bit more time outside and maybe a little less time in the kitchen.  So, it’s time to look at simple and easy to prepare recipes, ones that will… 

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Bottling Tomatoes using the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe

Bottling Tomatoes with the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe

Bottling Tomatoes using the Water Bath Method: Step-by-Step Tutorial with Images & Recipe Not so many years ago, and as recently as when my mum and dad were growing up, we were a nation of “bottlers”; we would not think twice about preserving the summer bounty of fruit and vegetables from our gardens, allotments and… 

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A Recipe for not much in the Fridge! Sausage, Egg and Tomato One Pan Breakfast

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A Recipe for not much in the Fridge! Sausage, Egg and Tomato One Pan Breakfast Swinging from one low-calorie post to a rather calorific post may seem bizarre, but that’s the way my life goes sometimes! My last post was all about how well we (my husband and I) have done on the 5:2 diet,… 

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La Plancha: Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks & Mediterranean Goat’s Cheese Vegetable Stacks

Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks & Mediterranean Goat's Cheese Vegetable Stacks 7

La Plancha Cooking with VeryCook: Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks Mediterranean Goat’s Cheese Vegetable Stacks Recipes I have always loved the style outdoor cooking, whether it be outdoors or inside…..so, when I was asked if I would like to be the FIRST British food blogger to work with VeryCook and receive one of their La Plancha… 

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Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe I have read all about the cauliflower crust pizza many times over the years, it’s believed to have been created in 2009 as a “carb free” pizza alternative for those following the South Beach Diet Plan and the Atkins Diet. Whereas I am not… 

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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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The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers

The Smell of Summer with a Floral Salad Recipe: Egg and Tomato Salad with Marigold & Chive Flowers I can officially declare that it is summer! The mercury has been steadily rising over the last four to five days and I am wearing shorts and t-shirts, so, it MUST be summer. My herb garden and… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes Core ingredients for July: Lamb, Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Beetroot and Raspberries July Menu: Summer Salad in a Jar Roasted Beetroot with Shallots Cucumber and Yoghurt Minted Dip Lamb and Rosemary Skewers Raspberry and Vanilla Custard Bake Welcome to… 

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Hot Spanish Soup that’s Chilled! Flamenco “100 Calorie” Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Flamenco "100 Calorie" Gazpacho Soup

Hot Spanish Soup that’s Chilled! Flamenco “100 Calorie” Gazpacho Soup Recipe I remember the first time I ever saw Flamenco dancers in action; I was about seven years old and we went to Spain on a family holiday. The hotel we stayed at in