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Lavender and Lovage Food and Travel from Home and Abroad

  • Welsh Crempog (Crempogau)
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 28th February 2021 at 11:38 am

    Today’s recipe for Crempogau, or more correctly Crempog Furum, are based on an old recipe from the 1800’s and one that uses yeast. Welsh Crumpets (Pancakes) for St David’s Day Today’s recipe for Crempogau, or more correctly Crempog Furum, are based on an old recipe from the 1800’s and one that uses yeast. Traditionally served warm and spread with butter and treacle, I’ve used golden syrup instead. Welsh Crempog (Crempogau) are Welsh pancakes, which are similar to pikelets and crumpets, and are traditionally served on birthdays, St David’s day, Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and also on Bonfire Night on the 5th […]

  • 10 Tips for Creating Perfect Cooking Space
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 25th February 2021 at 11:13 am

    10 Tips for Creating Perfect Cooking Space – 10 Tips how to create that perfect space for cooking in the kitchen. *Collaborative Post* Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If cooking is your passion your kitchen should be a haven. Even if you’re not an expert in the kitchen, you still need a space to efficiently prepare meals. It can be frustrating when you’re halfway through cooking and you can’t find the right utensil. Continue reading 10 Tips for Creating Perfect Cooking Space at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Welsh Onion Cake
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 18th February 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Today’s recipe for Welsh Onion Cake is a traditional Welsh recipe, where the humble potato takes centre stage along with onions and butter. RECIPE at the END OF THE POST A Traditional Welsh Recipe Today’s recipe for Welsh Onion Cake is a traditional Welsh recipe, where the humble potato takes centre stage along with onions and butter. Welsh Onion Cake, or “teisen winwns” and “teisen nionod”, as it is known in Wales, is classic comfort food that is cheap and easy to make. Continue reading Welsh Onion Cake at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Half Term Pancake Fun!
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 15th February 2021 at 3:44 pm

    It’s the first day of half term, and even though most people are home schooling, there’s no lessons for a week, so there’s time to have fun in the kitchen with the children and make pancakes, ready for pancake day tomorrow. AD: Paid Creative Collaboration with Bonne Maman Make a Wild Blueberry Pancake Stack It’s the first day of half term, and even though most people are home schooling, there’s no lessons for a week, so there’s time to have fun in the kitchen with the children and make pancakes, ready for pancake day tomorrow. I’ve shared a few ideas today how to get experimental with your toppings…..using a […]

  • Hikers’ Walnut Bread
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 12th February 2021 at 12:13 pm

    This recipe for Hikers’ Walnut Bread comes from a very old edition of a Be-Ro recipe book, from about circa 1942. It’s a classic quick bread that used to be very popular in the post-war years. SCROLL DOWN FOR RECIPE AT THE END OF THE POST Baking Vintage Recipes with Be-Ro This recipe for Hikers’ Walnut Bread comes from a very old edition of a Be-Ro recipe book, from about circa 1942. Continue reading Hikers’ Walnut Bread at Lavender and Lovage.

 

Veggie Desserts Simple Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes Celebrating Vegetables

  • Chocolate Beet Muffins
    by Kate Hackworthy on 3rd March 2021 at 2:21 pm

    These tasty Chocolate Beet Muffins are moist, easy and have hidden veg! Beetroot is a secret healthy ingredient in the recipe and nobody will guess it is there. You'll love these nutrient-dense and kid-friendly muffins for breakfast, dessert or a snack. Trust me on this one. You'll love how moist, rich and tasty these Chocolate... Read More Chocolate Beet Muffins © Veggie Desserts.

  • Traditional Irish Colcannon Potatoes
    by Kate Hackworthy on 1st March 2021 at 12:09 pm

    This is my family's authentic Irish Colcannon recipe. In this easy side dish, mashed potatoes are mixed with scallion-infused milk, plus kale or cabbage. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Colcannon is an ever-popular Irish potato side dish. And what's not to love with mashed potatoes livened up with scallion-infused milk and greens (kale or cabbage).... Read More Traditional Irish Colcannon Potatoes © Veggie Desserts.

  • Parsnip Loaf Cake
    by Kate Hackworthy on 26th February 2021 at 11:15 am

    This Parsnip Loaf Cake is a tasty, easy vegetable cake recipe. The parsnip gives it a subtly nutty sweetness and moisture and it's very simple to make in 1 bowl. It's like a moist parsnip pound cake. I know, you’re thinking parsnip? In a loaf cake? Trust me, you’ll love it. Adding parsnip to a... Read More Parsnip Loaf Cake © Veggie Desserts.

  • Walnut Butter with Maple and Cinnamon
    by Kate Hackworthy on 24th February 2021 at 10:38 am

    Make this tasty Walnut Butter recipe with 4 simple ingredients in 15 minutes! The rich homemade nut butter is optionally flavored with cinnamon and maple syrup. This nutritious and delicious Walnut Butter recipe is made with simple ingredients and can be whipped up in no time! You only need 4 simple ingredients (walnuts, salt, cinnamon... Read More Walnut Butter with Maple and Cinnamon © Veggie Desserts.

  • Raspberry Syrup
    by Kate Hackworthy on 23rd February 2021 at 3:02 pm

    This Raspberry Syrup recipe takes just 2 ingredients and 15 mins! Use it for drinks and cocktails, on pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal or desserts. This simple Raspberry Syrup recipe uses fresh or frozen raspberries to make a naturally flavored thick liquid that is sweet and tasty. Use it on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or stir it into... Read More Raspberry Syrup © Veggie Desserts.

 

  • Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars
    by Nadia on 2nd March 2021 at 3:40 pm

    These breakfast bars are perfect to have in the fridge for super busy weeks. You know, for those days when you have no time in the morning for a sit down breakfast or even enough time to prepare anything to take with you. Packed with antioxidants from the blueberries as well as fibre and slow releasing energy from the oats.  ... Read More The post Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Peanut Butter Filled Cookies
    by Nadia on 1st March 2021 at 2:59 pm

    You can probably tell I’m really into both cookies (aka biscuits in the UK) and chocolate! In fact if I had to pick only one dessert/treat that I can eat for the rest of my life, it would be some sort of biscuit dipped or covered in chocolate! I posted these biscuits on my blog a couple of years ago, ... Read More The post Peanut Butter Filled Cookies appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • 5-Ingredient No-bake Peanut Butter Brownies
    by Nadia on 23rd February 2021 at 5:50 pm

    If you’re looking for a super easy and yummy dessert, look no further! These 5-ingredient no-bake peanut butter brownies are so moreish yet couldn’t be simpler to make! No-bake desserts are my favourite type of treats to make. They’re so easy, call for few ingredients and taste so good! What I also love about them is that you can adjust ... Read More The post 5-Ingredient No-bake Peanut Butter Brownies appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan No-Bake Coffee Cheesecakes
    by Nadia on 18th February 2021 at 4:30 pm

    *This post is sponsored by Planted* We all need a good pick-me-up at the moment, and these delicious and decadent no-bake vegan coffee cheesecakes are exactly what you need after a long and stressful day! I’ve always loved coffee flavoured desserts. I really do think coffee is such an underrated flavour when it comes to desserts and so I’ve taken ... Read More The post Vegan No-Bake Coffee Cheesecakes appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • No-Bake Breakfast Protein Cookies
    by Nadia on 18th February 2021 at 10:41 am

    Easy breakfast cookies with added protein and a source of fibre and healthy fats! These no-bake breakfast protein cookies are great as a light breakfast for busy days or even a healthier snack. Made with a mixture of oats, almond butter, plant milk, vegan protein, cocoa powder and a little bit of maple syrup to sweeten. I added chocolate chips, ... Read More The post No-Bake Breakfast Protein Cookies appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

 

The Veg Space easy vegan recipes

  • Recipe: Vegan Katsu Curry
    by Kate Ford on 24th February 2021 at 6:25 pm

    I’m linking this recipe with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by Melissa Traub. The post Recipe: Vegan Katsu Curry appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake
    by Kate Ford on 17th February 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The post Recipe: Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegan Scrambled Eggs
    by Kate Ford on 8th February 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I’m linking this recipe with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by Karen at Lavender and Lovage The post Recipe: Vegan Scrambled Eggs appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake
    by Kate Ford on 1st February 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I’m linking this recipe with the CookBlogShare challenge, hosted this week by the lovely Peachicks Bakery. The post Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegan Crêpes
    by Kate Ford on 26th January 2021 at 10:44 am

    The post Recipe: Vegan Crêpes appeared first on The Veg Space.

 

Domestic Gothess Recipes from a domestic gothess.

  • Vegan Mushroom Risotto With Truffle Oil
    by hannahhossack on 25th February 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Vegan mushroom risotto with truffle oil – this creamy vegan risotto is full of flavour thanks to earthy mushrooms and truffle oil. Topped with garlic butter shiitake mushrooms it is truly a meal to impress! This vegan mushroom risotto with truffle oil is a decadent meal that is richly flavoured, creamy and incredibly satisfying. It... Read More The post Vegan Mushroom Risotto With Truffle Oil appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Pulla Bread
    by hannahhossack on 22nd February 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Vegan pulla bread – this vegan version of Finnish braided cardamom bread is soft, sweet and aromatic. It is wonderful served with butter or jam, and coffee of course! This vegan pulla bread is soft, sweet and has a wonderful flavour thanks to the addition of warming ground cardamom. It is shaped into a beautiful... Read More The post Vegan Pulla Bread appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Butternut Squash and Feta Phyllo Pie
    by hannahhossack on 17th February 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Vegan butternut squash and feta phyllo pie – this impressive vegan spiral pie is easier to make than it looks and tastes amazing! Roasted butternut squash is paired with tangy vegan almond feta cheese, herbs and a touch of chilli, all wrapped up in crisp filo pastry. This vegan butternut squash and feta phyllo pie... Read More The post Vegan Butternut Squash and Feta Phyllo Pie appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake
    by hannahhossack on 12th February 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Vegan chocolate banana cake – this easy vegan triple chocolate banana cake is moist, chocolatey and very moreish! It is great plain, or make it even more indulgent by topping it with a peanut butter chocolate ganache! Eggless and dairy-free with NO weird egg replacers. This vegan chocolate banana cake is a more indulgent way... Read More The post Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (Tangzhong Method)
    by hannahhossack on 7th February 2021 at 9:30 am

    Vegan cinnamon rolls – these delicious cinnamon rolls are made using the tangzhong method which makes them incredibly soft, fluffy, squishy and moreish. Eggless and dairy-free. I realised recently that although I had several different flavours of vegan cinnamon roll on the blog, I hadn’t actually posted my basic, classic vegan cinnamon rolls recipe! This... Read More The post Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (Tangzhong Method) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.