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Lavender and Lovage Food and Travel from Home and Abroad

  • YORKSHIRE STICKY FRUIT BUNS – SOURDOUGH
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 2nd August 2020 at 12:41 pm

    My recipe for Yorkshire Sticky Fruit Buns – Sourdough, is a fabulous enriched and sweet sourdough bread bun recipe that is packed with plump dry fruits and spices. For a Proper Yorkshire High Tea My recipe for Yorkshire Sticky Fruit Buns – Sourdough, is a fabulous enriched and sweet sourdough bread bun recipe that is packed with plump dry fruits and spices. It’s reminiscent of many a sticky fruit bun I’ve enjoyed in “caffs” and tea rooms in Yorkshire and the North of England, where it’s always toasted, slathered in butter and taken with a cup of proper Yorkshire tea. Continue reading […]

  • Hosting a Summer BBQ & Recipes
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 29th July 2020 at 10:40 am

    Plus, how to choose the right BBQ We had an early Summer this year, during March, April and May, and it seems it is still on the cards as the forecast for the weekend is hot and sunny. So, what better way to enjoy this outdoor season than host a BBQ for close friends and family. We LOVE to eat al fresco, it’s such a sultry way of enjoying the Summer season, and a BBQ is always our preferred way of cooking. Continue reading Hosting a Summer BBQ & Recipes at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Yorkshire Potted Ham
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 25th July 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Today’s recipe for Yorkshire Potted Ham is a classic leftovers recipe, using cooked ham or gammon. A Quick and Easy No-Cook Recipe Today’s recipe for Yorkshire Potted Ham is a classic leftovers recipe, using cooked ham or gammon. We love ham (and gammon) and I often boil or bake a large joint, and not just at Christmas. However, it really is the joint that just keeps on giving, and after days of sandwiches, soups and salads, it’s nice to enjoy it another way. Continue reading Yorkshire Potted Ham at Lavender and Lovage.

  • Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 18th July 2020 at 11:33 am

    This lovely old-fashioned recipe for Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes came from an old magazine cutting from the 1950’s that my mum kept. For Breakfast, Brunch or High Tea This lovely old-fashioned recipe for Cottage Cheese Griddle Cakes came from an old 1950’s magazine cutting that my mum kept – I am still going though her things two years after she passed away. I cannot ever remember her making these, but she did make the most amazing Drop Scones (Scotch Pancakes) and these little cheesy griddle cakes remind me a lot of that style of pancake, which would be perfect for breakfast, brunch or high tea. […]

  • Overnight Country Fruit Bread
    by Karen Burns-Booth on 14th July 2020 at 11:09 am

    This low-fat recipe for Overnight Country Fruit Bread is from a very old Farmhouse cookbook that my grandmother used to have. An Old Country Recipe This low-fat recipe for Overnight Country Fruit Bread is from a very old Farmhouse cookbook that my grandmother used to have. She copied the recipe out for me many years ago, and I treasure this scrap of paper with her handwritten recipe. It’s a classic farmhouse recipe for a fruit bread that is started off the night before, where the fruit is steeped in hot tea. Continue reading Overnight Country Fruit Bread at Lavender and Lovage.

 

Veggie Desserts Simple Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes Celebrating Vegetables

  • Easy Plum Compote Recipe
    by Kate Hackworthy on 6th August 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Make this delicious Plum Compote in just 15 minutes with 4 simple ingredients. The plums break down into a delicious fruit sauce, perfect warm or cold on ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal etc... Compote For this delicious plum compote, you simply need to heat the plums with a little sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon until it... Read More The post Easy Plum Compote Recipe appeared first on Veggie Desserts.

  • Easy Blackberry Compote
    by Kate Hackworthy on 5th August 2020 at 12:04 pm

    This simple Blackberry Compote is made with just 3 ingredients in 15 minutes! It's healthier than jam and great on cheesecake, yogurt, pancakes and more! It tastes out-of-this-world good. Fruit compote You only need 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to turn a bowl of blackberries into a tasty blackberry compote. You can use fresh or frozen... Read More The post Easy Blackberry Compote appeared first on Veggie Desserts.

  • Easy Mushroom Tart Recipe
    by Kate Hackworthy on 30th July 2020 at 3:28 pm

    This super-easy Mushroom Tart recipe is simple, fast and full of great taste. It's ready in just 25 minutes and is perfect as a vegan or vegetarian dinner or as an appetizer. It's also great for the holidays! This Mushroom Tart recipe is my go-to quick meal for the whole family. It's incredibly fast and... Read More The post Easy Mushroom Tart Recipe appeared first on Veggie Desserts.

  • Cucumber Collins Cocktail
    by Kate Hackworthy on 20th July 2020 at 1:40 pm

    This refreshing Cucumber Collins is a delicious, easy twist on the classic Tom Collins Cocktail recipe. Pureed cucumber gives it a wonderful fresh flavor! Cucumber cocktail If you're looking for a super-refreshing cocktail, then you've come to the right place! I love sitting in the sunshine on long summer evenings, enjoying the fresh air with... Read More The post Cucumber Collins Cocktail appeared first on Veggie Desserts.

  • Mushroom Stroganoff
    by Kate Hackworthy on 16th July 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Mushroom Stroganoff is really simple to make and is a real family-pleaser - plus it's ready in just 20 minutes with 9 ingredients! The paprika-infused creamy sauce is full of flavour and delicious over rice or pasta noodles. Vegan or vegetarian. Mushroom Stroganoff is the veggie take on classic Russian Stroganoff dish. The (not-so-) secret... Read More The post Mushroom Stroganoff appeared first on Veggie Desserts.

 

  • Pan-fried Maple Soy Tofu
    by Nadia on 6th August 2020 at 5:20 pm

    A delicious Asian inspired meal that’s vegan and packed with protein – this pan-fried maple soy tofu dish is also easy to make and bursting with flavour! It’s safe to say that my sweet recipes are a lot more popular on here and on Instagram compared to my savoury recipes, which means I gravitate towards making more sweet treats because ... Read More The post Pan-fried Maple Soy Tofu appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan Gluten-free Raspberry Oat Bars
    by Nadia on 30th July 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Delicious oaty and fruity treats that are super easy to make. These vegan gluten-free raspberry oat bars are the perfect treat for summer! These bars make a great snack or a healthier dessert, but they can also be enjoyed for breakfast if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to put something together. I find treats like this really ... Read More The post Vegan Gluten-free Raspberry Oat Bars appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Protein Bars
    by Nadia on 27th July 2020 at 1:09 pm

    * This post is sponsored by The Protein Works*  A yummy post-workout snack that tastes like a dessert! These vegan salted caramel chocolate protein bars are no-bake and really easy to put together! Sometimes I love to snack on protein bars instead of a dessert to try to bump up my protein intake in between meals. Especially on days where ... Read More The post Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Protein Bars appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Vegan Grilled Peach Sundae
    by Nadia on 24th July 2020 at 3:40 pm

    It’s safe to assume that this summer has seen more garden BBQs than ever before! Since the lockdown meant most of us were unable to make the most of the beautiful sunny days we’ve been experiencing throughout the last few months, more and more of us have chosen to make the most of the weather by pulling out the BBQs ... Read More The post Vegan Grilled Peach Sundae appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

  • Spicy Chickpea Avocado Toast
    by Nadia on 23rd July 2020 at 7:21 pm

    A delicious meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner! This spicy avocado toast is a must try! I love having toast on weekend mornings for brunch – it makes a really nice change from my regular breakfast, which tends to be sweet like a smoothie or porridge. There’s something about having a savoury breakfast that makes me ... Read More The post Spicy Chickpea Avocado Toast appeared first on UK Health Blog - Nadia's Healthy Kitchen.

 

The Veg Space easy vegan comfort food recipes

  • Recipe: Fennel Soup with peas & lemon
    by Kate Ford on 16th March 2019 at 6:33 pm

    What a blustery week! I’ve been almost whisked away by the wind a few times today, and coming home to a steaming bowl of roasted fennel soup and some lovely fresh bread was such a treat.   I love experimenting with soup recipes, and one of the best bits is plunging in the hand blender and... The post Recipe: Fennel Soup with peas & lemon appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Fruity Vegan Scones
    by Kate Ford on 28th January 2019 at 9:33 pm

    A fancy afternoon tea with a glass of champagne and towering cake stand laden with sweet treats might be something you imagine to be not particularly vegan-friendly, but there’s absolutely no reason why every element shouldn’t be made plant-based, and these fruity vegan scones are a perfect example. Some of the most popular scone recipes... The post Recipe: Fruity Vegan Scones appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegan Lentil Soup with Turmeric & Ginger
    by Kate Ford on 20th January 2019 at 8:21 pm

    It has been ‘one of those’ weeks: soggy school runs, long-distance hospital trips, missing football boots, arguments over Lego constructions, disappearing library books…. you know the sort.  But there’s nothing more healing and comforting than a steaming bowl of lemony vegan lentil soup, with a base of two ‘superfoods’ – ginger and turmeric.  Good for... The post Recipe: Vegan Lentil Soup with Turmeric & Ginger appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Four Week Vegan Meal Plan and Shopping List
    by Kate Ford on 1st January 2019 at 9:14 am

    Happy New Year! If 2019 is the year when you are starting to eat vegan a little more often, or even full-time, then welcome, and congratulations and have a virtual pat on the back for taking the first step. One of the things people people often tell me is the biggest barrier to eating less... The post Four Week Vegan Meal Plan and Shopping List appeared first on The Veg Space.

  • Recipe: Vegan Cheese Scones
    by Kate Ford on 29th November 2018 at 8:45 pm

    A cheese scone is one of life’s simple pleasures.  With a bowl of soup, or just a cup of tea, there’s something about them that seems greater than the sum of their parts – for a mixture of flour, fat, cheese and milk they are incredibly more-ish, (especially whilst still warm from the oven). And... The post Recipe: Vegan Cheese Scones appeared first on The Veg Space.

 

Domestic Gothess Recipes from a domestic gothess.

  • Vegan Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells
    by hannahhossack on 5th August 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Vegan spinach and ricotta stuffed pasta shells – these vegan stuffed shells are made with a creamy almond tofu ricotta cheese, spinach and a rich, flavourful marinara sauce. They are easy to make and the ultimate comfort food! These vegan spinach and ricotta stuffed pasta shells are one of my favourite comfort food meals. They... Read More The post Vegan Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Beer Pretzels
    by hannahhossack on 29th July 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Vegan beer pretzels – these delicious vegan pretzels are made with (optional) beer to give them extra flavour. They are super soft, flavourful and easier to make than you might think! A long time ago I blogged a recipe for beer pretzel hot dog buns. I had forgotten about the post until I stumbled across... Read More The post Vegan Beer Pretzels appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Lemon Tart
    by hannahhossack on 23rd July 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Vegan lemon tart –  this vegan version of a classic tarte au citron is tangy, creamy, intensely lemony and utterly delicious. It consists of a crisp pastry shell filled with a baked lemon custard; you would never be able to guess that it contains no eggs or dairy! Lemon tart or tarte au citron is... Read More The post Vegan Lemon Tart appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Easy Flatbreads (Vegan, No Yeast)
    by hannahhossack on 14th July 2020 at 8:56 am

    Easy flatbreads – these easy tortilla style flatbreads are naturally vegan, quick and simple to make with a few storecupboard ingredients and don’t use any yeast! They are soft and delicious and perfect for making wraps or for scooping up hummus. I have probably made a batch of these easy vegan flatbreads every week over... Read More The post Easy Flatbreads (Vegan, No Yeast) appeared first on Domestic Gothess.

  • Vegan Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
    by hannahhossack on 9th July 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Vegan peanut butter swirl brownies – these indulgent vegan brownies are fudgy, chewy and intensely chocolatey! Topped with a generous peanut butter swirl they are an irresistible treat! These vegan peanut butter swirl brownies are the ultimate indulgent treat! A rich, fudgy, chocolatey eggless and dairy free brownie is topped with a generous swirl of... Read More The post Vegan Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies appeared first on Domestic Gothess.