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Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind:HomemadeThe other day my other half came home with a watermelon and I am sure if it had fallen on anyones foot, it would have required a visit to the hospitals emergency department. We often have watermelon and this time wanted to save and pickle the rind that is usually thrown out. Continue reading

Home Clotted Cream with Fresh Poached Figs

clotted cream, honey,figs and dried hibiscuisLiving thousands of miles away and a yearning for fresh clotted cream easily justifies the reasons for wanting to making it myself. And if you’re  familiar with traditional English cream teas (in England), you know what I am talking about. This cooked cream is a luxurious and decadent buttery treat that’s heavenly when spread over freshly baked scones topped with sweet preserves. Continue reading

Homemade Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade-0165Homemade lemonade brings back childhood memories of warm summer days, fresh country air and sunshine. For centuries lavender has been appreciated for its fragrance, used to perfume soaps and sachets for scenting linens. Lavender is also known for its health benefits, helping with insomnia and soothing the digestive system.

Lavender is such an incredible herb and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. I love to add the floral scented flavour of lavender to cakes, biscuits, drinks and custard based desserts and I also enjoy spreading this delicious lavender and honeycomb butter on warm toast and scones. With a myriad of uses in the culinary world, dried lavender will always have a place in my kitchen. Continue reading

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