Thursday, 30 August 2012

The 31st August Edition of The Gallery of Favorites

Gallery of Favorites

Welcome to The Gallery of Favorites, Alea and I are sharing the winner of our Taste of Home Giveaway! To learn who won a copy of their 'Best Loved Recipes' and to share your posts, please click here...

Oatmeal Raisin Bread Machine Bread


I found this recipe quite by accident. I had tucked it away in one of my many recipe files so long ago I can’t quite remember when and it literally fell out when I was looking for something else. I’m almost sure I heard it whisper ‘make me’...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop 28th August - Fruit and Vegetable Edition

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include recipes from MJ's Kitchen, Gluten Free Happy Tummy and Little Homestead on the Hill.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Winners of The Ben & Jerry's Join Our Core Competition

Photo courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
Join Our Core Competition
Jenny Dawson, a young entrepreneur from London, was crowned as the first ever UK winner of Ben & Jerry’s Join Our Core competition. Jenny is one of five overall winners who will each win a €10,000 cash prize and six months specialist mentoring from Ashoka to help grown their business. They will also each have their business immortalised on an exclusive, new commemorative Ben & Jerry’s flavour in 2013. 

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop August 21st

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include recipes from Veggie Converter, Gluten Free SCD and Veggie, Cookin the Keys and Cook with Sara. 

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Monday, 20 August 2012

Meat Free Menus



It’s been a few weeks since I have published a Meatless Monday post, and this week I wanted to do something different. I’ve developed quite a collection of meatless recipes over the last couple of years and I realised that with a bit of thought, I could compile them into some delicious menu plans. 

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Friday, 17 August 2012

The Gallery of Favorites

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring a post about urban chickens from Diary of A Small Town Earth Muffin. 

To read more and share your favorite posts from your own blog, please click here..

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Food from the Hearth to Feed Your Soul at The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include recipes from On The Home Front, Fox in the Kitchen and Two Taste Buds.

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Cranberry Orange Coconut Cake

Photo credit Alex Harris

While at BlogHer ’12, I was invited to the Reader’s Digest/Taste of Home Suite to interview Karen Berner, Food Editor of Taste of Home about ‘Best Loved Recipes’, a compilation of over 1,400 recipes by and for home cooks. When I asked Karen her favourite recipe from the book, this is the one she chose. I realised that if this recipe stuck in her mind out of that many others it must be truly scrumptious, so I decided to make it first. 

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A Wonderful Recipe Collection from Taste of Home



Wouldn’t it be great to have a peek into recipe boxes across America to see the favourite recipes of home cooks just like us? Taste of Home has made it possible with their newly published ‘Best Loved Recipes’, a collection of recipes from home cooks, complied and tested by the Taste of Home test kitchens. ‘Best Loved Recipes’ brings together more than 1,400 of the most treasured recipes, each with its own story, gathered over 20 years.

While at BlogHer ’12, I was invited to the Reader’s Digest/Taste of Home Suite to interview Karen Berner, Food Editor of Taste of Home, about this new volume. 

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Friday, 10 August 2012

The Gallery of Favorites 10th August

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring a post from the Healthy Frugalista. 

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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Made in Provence's Lavender and Lemon Cake

Photo credit Made in Provence

Made in Provence, owned by Christine Vidal, sells wonderful authentic Provençal products. They stock everything from jams, chutneys and confectionary to soaps and scented gifts. Organic culinary lavender is one of their specialities. 

Lavender is a member of the mint family, and adds a wonderful flavour to baked goods. It can also be used in savoury dishes, and complements herbs such as fennel, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage and savoury. Christine advises that “The secret to cooking with lavender is that a little goes a long way.”

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop, August 7th Edition

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include recipes from Gluten Free, SCD and Veggie, Savoring Today and Gluten Free A - Z Blog. 

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Sunday, 5 August 2012

A Week at BlogHer '12

Katie Couric with Lisa Stone at BlogHer' 12

I’m absolutely buzzing after three wonderful days at BlogHer ’12. I met so many lovely people and learned such a lot. I’m feeling so inspired, and I’m developing some very exciting plans.  To read more, please click here...

Thursday, 2 August 2012

The August 3rd Edition of The Gallery of Favorites

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring three  Made From Scratch posts.

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