November Tea Time Treats Round-Up

Glazed Dried Fruit Cake

November Tea Time Treats Round-Up Welcome to a BIG FRUITY round-up of Tea Time Treats for November! The theme was DRIED FRUITS and as you can see, we had a veritable plethora of all things dried and fruity! There were cakes, biscuits, bread, tarts, poached fruits, fudge and so much more, and all of them… 

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Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday: Quick and Easy Microwave Mincemeat Christmas Pudding Recipe Today is Stir Up Sunday, which means that Christmas is only a whisker away now, well exactly 4 weeks to be exact. I have shared many traditions and customs for this special day it the culinary calendar, which you can read here Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian… 

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Recipe: Pink Grapefruit Marmalade and The Lavender & Lovage Marmalade Awards Results!

Paddington Bear, Seville Oranges and the Marmalade Awards. 3

Recipe: Pink Grapefruit Marmalade and The Lavender & Lovage Marmalade Awards Results! National Marmalade week is over, as is the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, and I am left with dozens of jars of assorted marmalade, as well as a big surprise – THREE certificates from my three entries into the Marmalade Awards! Along with Sue and… 

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Recipe: Make Award Winning Marmalade – Marmalade Workshop with Vivien Lloyd

Make Award Winning Marmalade

Recipe: Make Award Winning Marmalade Marmalade Workshop with Vivien Lloyd  Just over a week ago I was invited to attend a seasonal preserves workshop with two other food writers and bloggers, Sue  and Charlotte; it was an exciting opportunity to make award-winning marmalade with Vivien Lloyd, in her lovely country farmhouse just outside Bath. I have attended one… 

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Recipe: Pancakes for Everyday! My Marmalade Pancakes for Pancake Day +1

Recipe: Pancakes for Everyday! My Marmalade Pancakes for Pancake Day +1

Recipe: Pancakes for Everyday! My Marmalade Pancakes for Pancake Day +1 I know, I am a day late, but I was travelling all day yesterday and did not have time to rustle up a batch of pancakes whilst sitting on the train! However, if you still have some eggs and milk in your pantry that… 

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A Family Favourite and Winter Warmer: Traditional Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mash (Recipe)

A Family Favourite and Winter Warmer: Traditional Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mash (Recipe)

A Family Favourite and Winter Warmer: Traditional Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mash (Recipe) I am a Scotty Brand Blogger – this means every few weeks I receive a lovely package of fresh fruit or vegetables, from spuds to strawberries and raspberries to carrots, I have been lucky enough the receive all of these beautifully fresh, Scottish locally… 

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Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding Recipe Tomorrow is Stir-Up Sunday, as well as St Catherine’s Day, a double celebration; I usually make cattern cakes on St Catherine’s day as is it my Saint’s Day, being a Karen, which is a derivative of Catherine…….however, tomorrow it is all about Christmas puddings, and although… 

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Giveaway: Win a Morphy Richards Kettle and Toaster Set worth £99:98!

Argos toasters

Giveaway: Win a Morphy Richards Kettle and Toaster Set worth £99:98! It’s very wintry and cold lately, and the days are getting shorter, so what can be better than a fireside tea or supper – with a mug of hot tea or cocoa in front of the fire with something on toast! And, if you fancy a chance of… 

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Just for the Grown-Ups for All Hallow’s Eve – Creepy Crawly Curried Devilled Eggs!

Creepy Crawly Curried Devilled Eggs!

Just for the Grown-Ups for All Hallow’s Eve – Creepy Crawly Curried Devilled Eggs – I am still a child at heart – and often think that children have far too much fun; I mean, look at all of those amazing wellies that are on offer for little girls and boys – I don’t want staid plaid… 

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Spooky Family Food and Baking Recipes for Halloween: Spiders, Owls and Mashed Spuds with a Twist!

Spooky Family Food and Baking for Halloween: Spiders, Owls and Mashed Spuds with a Twist!

Spooky Family Food and Baking Recipes for Halloween: Spiders, Owls and Mashed Spuds with a Twist! Today should be Sepia Saturday, where I share a Be-Ro recipe from one of my many old (and new) Be-Ro cookbooks, but, as Halloween is next week, I have decided to share some seasonal recipes with you……and, I am… 

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