October Tea Time Treats – Cooking and Baking with VEGETABLES!

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- October Tea Time Treats – Cooking and Baking with VEGETABLES! Welcome to a NEW challenge of Tea Time Treats for OCTOBER! Tea Time Treats is in its THIRD year, and October 2014 marks its THIRD birthday – this is the 36th challenge!  I love hosting it along with my co-host Jane of The Hedgecombers………on-line… 

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Giveaway: Win £50 worth of Seeds of your choice from Seed Parade

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Giveaway: Win £50 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice I am delighted to offer a FABULOUS prize for all you gardeners out there, whether it be window box, allotment or a large country garden gardeners – Seed Parade have very kindly offered £50 worth of seeds of your choice from their extensive range of… 

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Low-Calorie Comfort Food: Harvest Festival Minced Beef & Vegetable Casserole (5:2 Diet)

Low-Calorie Comfort Food: Harvest Festival Minced Beef & Vegetable Casserole (5:2 Diet)

Low-Calorie Comfort Food: Harvest Festival Minced Beef & Vegetable Casserole (5:2 Diet) I love this time of year, as you will all know if you read my last post for elderberries and preserves, Elderberries, Hedgerow Harvests and A Cornucopia of Preserves for the Autumn Pantry. It’s not just the obvious change in meals, from salads… 

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Giveaway: Sarah Raven Seeds and Gardening Products for You and the Children! RRP £42:50

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Giveaway: Sarah Raven Seeds and Gardening Products for You and the Children! RRP £42:50 As my regular readers will know I write for Garlic and Sapphire – Garlic & Sapphire was created by the team at Sarah Raven, who brought together bloggers from around the UK who are passionate about gardening, wild flowers, cooking local produce and… 

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Recipe: Low-Calorie Moroccan Cod Parcels for the 5:2 Diet and a Healthy Happy Heart

Recipe: Low-Calorie Moroccan Cod Parcels for the 5:2 Diet and a Healthy Happy Heart

Recipe: Low-Calorie Moroccan Cod Parcels for the 5:2 Diet and a Healthy Happy Heart As Lavender and Lovage regular readers will know, I love fish! I eat it at least twice a week – it’s easy to cook, tasty and extremely healthy, as well as being low in calories. I have been working with Fish… 

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Meal Plan: Diet Food and Comfort Food – Farmhouse Chicken & Vegetable Stew with Dumplings Recipe

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Meal Plan: – Diet Food and Comfort Food – Farmhouse Chicken & Vegetable Stew with Dumplings Recipe   I apologise for missing out on last week’s Monday Meal Plan, but, I was making marmalade in Somerset with Vivien Lloyd, and was away from Sunday until very late on Monday evening when I got back home. I… 

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Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up

Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up

Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up  A very Happy New Year to all of you wonderful Simple and in Season contributors and thanks for all of your wonderful entries! We had a fabulous response to the event with a plethora of roots, sprouts, winter fruits and nuts……..it was a veritable hamper of tasty recipes and mouth-watering photos. I… 

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A 5:2 Fast Day Diet Winter Meal Plan with Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe

A 5:2 Fast Day Diet Winter Meal Plan with Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe

A 5:2 Fast Day Diet Winter Meal Plan with Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe I know what you all thinking, it’s all been quiet on the 5:2 diet front lately; well, what with doing my Wartime Kitchen and preparing for Christmas, I have not had time to post any meal plans, or indeed any of… 

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Day Four on the Advent Calendar: Simple and in Season ~ December ~

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Day Four on the Advent Calendar:   4th December Window Four: Simple and in Season ~ December ~  It is with great pleasure that I open the December’s link for Simple and in Season, one of my favourite blog challenges, and the baby of Ren from Fabulicious Food, who is entrusting me with her seasonal challenge for… 

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Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice

Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice

Giveaway: Win one of three x £30 worth of Seeds (flowers, herbs or vegetables) of your choice I am delighted to offer three wonderful prizes for all you gardeners out there, whether it be window box, allotment or a large country garden gardeners – Seed Parade have very kindly offered THREE prizes of £30 worth of seeds… 

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