Category: Recipes

Perfect Picnic Food introducing the Sound Flat Ham Pie

Perfect Picnic Food introducing the Sound Flat Ham Pie

Perfect Picnic Food introducing The Sound Flat Ham Pie I am so excited to introduce you to your new go to picnic food recipe. Thick sliced ham and creamy Boursin cheese, sandwiched between two layer of puff pastry. Incredibly simple, yet unbelievably good. The sort […]

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‘Beet’ the Winter Blues with this Gorgeous Golden Beet, Blood Orange and Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Dressing

‘Beet’ the Winter Blues with this Gorgeous Golden Beet, Blood Orange and Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Dressing

We are now in prime citrus season. February can be a little bleak, so after months of hearty soups and stews, may I suggest you add some color (and vitamin C) into your life with this seasonal salad which has become one my favorite winter dishes.  I created this recipe a couple of […]

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Grazing Tables

Grazing Tables

The Big New Trend! Since I have returned from Copenhagen, I have been having a lot of fun with a new trend in cheeseboards. Let me introduce you to The Grazing Table.  My catering partner in crime, Charlotte, introduced me to the concept.  The idea, which […]

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Fabulous Buttermilk Roast Chicken and The Most Perfect Gravy

Fabulous Buttermilk Roast Chicken and The Most Perfect Gravy

Preamble I started writing this blog about my new favorite way to roast chicken months ago, before all the fires in California and when none of us really understood how travel would seem like a distant memory. The recipe comes from the week when everything […]

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Authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Oh joy, I have just found a fully written up post from a few years ago about how to make authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns. and need to share it with you now! I think I wrote it originally for my excellent friend Erin, who has […]

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Fabulous and easy Summer Peach and Ricotta Tart

Fabulous and easy Summer Peach and Ricotta Tart

Fabulous, and easy, Summer Peach and Ricotta Tart I want to share my new favorite recipe for a fabulous and super easy Peach and Ricotta Tart. I also want to do a shoutout to Stoneledge Farm, who have been providing me with gorgeous organic produce […]

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Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble (really whatever you have lying around)

Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble (really whatever you have lying around)

Crumble update I am starting to go back to my old recipes and update them, and what better place to start  than with a crumble, or crisp as they would say in America? the stores are now full of stone fruit, plums, nectarines and peaches. […]

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Plum Cake, the perfect breakfast food!

Plum Cake, the perfect breakfast food!

Plum Cake! I have been making a version of plum cake or Plum Torte ever since I found the reference to the famous New York Times recipe of 1983. The recipe for Plum Torte, written by Marian Burros, was printed in the cooking section of the Times every […]

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Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

I am growing zucchini in my Victory Garden, which reminded that I wanted to share this recipe for Zucchini Fritters with you last year, then ran out of summer months. As I write this, the sun is shining and I am sitting in my garden […]

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My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

Repost of the recipe for my favorite cake. I have been saving this repost. I know we are by no means out the woods. Life is still strange and traveling overseas to visit family and friends is in the future. But life feels a little […]

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Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding

Updated post with video! This post was originally written when I was living in Copenhagen. Seems like a long time ago! As I have made another dodgy video of me cooking in my kitchen, I thought I would repost. Lockdown Dessert During our lockdown Spring, […]

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Best Salad Ever! Quinoa Salad

Best Salad Ever! Quinoa Salad

Happy Memorial Day or Bank Holiday, depending on where you are! I hope you are able to celebrate with family and enjoy the holiday. I have just done a live cooking webinar for Hayvn Halftime, and wanted to share the link with you. Check out […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts with easy, but totally delicious custard.

Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts with easy, but totally delicious custard.

I hope this finds you well. I think we are around week five of lockdown, and it looks like we have another five weeks to go. Like many, I have been enjoying quiet family time. I do understand how privileged I am, to have everyone […]

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Homemade Coleslaw

Homemade Coleslaw

I hope this finds you well in these strange times. I count myself very blessed. My husband can work from home, and I have two of my three children living with me. When I had my catering business, I thought that cooking for large groups […]

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Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

April 13th 2020 I am reposting one of my old recipes, Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup, as I have just added another dodgy video to the original post. It is a perfect day for making soup. It is blowing a gale outside, and we have now […]

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Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Updated Post with new video! I hope this finds you well! This is one of my original posts, a perfect dish to have in the fridge for the never ending snacks and meals required when everyone is staying at home. I have just added a […]

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Fun family project – Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Fun family project – Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

I know the chance of finding flour, sugar and most of all marzipan at short notice is pretty slim (Wholefoods had nothing left in the baking aisle this week), but just in case you have access to the supplies and some spare time, thought I […]

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Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Stress Baking I hope this finds you well. We are now in week three of staying at home, with the prospect of four more weeks ahead of us. I realize how fortunate I am having (most) of my family with me. The highlight of our […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Sweet, Savory and Gluten free Scones

Absolutely Fabulous Sweet, Savory and Gluten free Scones

Fabulous Scones, sweet, savory and gluten free options! I hope this finds you safe and well. I have just created a video showing how to make these scones, together with suggestions for variations. This is one my original recipes which I have updated. I have […]

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St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness with orange

St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness with orange

St Patrick’s Day March 17th March 17th is normally a day for celebrating, finding an Irish pub, eating Irish food and drinking Guinness. But we are not living in normal times. We are all being asked to do our part, limit social contact and avoid […]

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PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

Happy Pie Day! To my lovely readers, I hope this email finds you well and in a good place. In the last few weeks, we have seen our world change so rapidly and its looks like we are all going to be spending a lot […]

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Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside down Orange and Polenta Cake – Gluten free flour works too! February 2020- I am resending this recipe as I have recently discovered that replacing the all-purpose flour with gluten free flour works and produces a really lovely cake. I am also suggesting you […]

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Burns Night

Burns Night

Robert Burns Robert Burns, the great lyrical poet (1759-1796) was born in Scotland on the 25th January and as that date approaches, I must warn you,  I become very Scottish. Burns was a nationally recognized poet, even in his own lifetime. His poems were brilliant […]

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Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods – Christmas Wreath

Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods – Christmas Wreath

Christmas Update 2020 Sausage rolls are an essential part of our holiday tradition. It’s a British thing! However, I upped my game recently, and made a sausage roll wreath. It made me really happy. Hoping it might make you happy too!  I had made it […]

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Easy French Provençal Summer Vegetable Tian with Herbed Breadcrumbs

Easy French Provençal Summer Vegetable Tian with Herbed Breadcrumbs

I am going to introduce you to my version of a Provençal Summer Vegetable Tian. Super easy, healthy, seasonal and incredibly impressive! So, if you are suspecting there might be something FRENCH in the name, you would be absolutely correct. But what exactly is a […]

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Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? By Carolyn Eddie | May 15, 2017 Update This post is for a Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries – see recipe below. It was written a few years ago, after the terrible bombing at a concert […]

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Sensational Summer Salads

Sensational Summer Salads

In this post, I am going to give you ideas about how to use seasonal summer produce to make four fabulous side salads. In July, peaches and nectarine are at their best, watermelons are plentiful and strawberries are in peak season. And for a few […]

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New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Comfort food! I recently visited Noma, which was a phenomenal experience you can read about here. However, by the end of the meal I was craving some comfort food. The next day, I was trying to think about my favourite restaurant meal, and what kept […]

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Pulled Pork with Homemade Coleslaw

Pulled Pork with Homemade Coleslaw

Pulled Pork Revisited I am beginning to realize that what I call pulled pork might not meet the rigorous standards of barbecue aficionados.  But it works for me and is super easy. This recipe was offered by my wonderful neighbor, Mary McGee, although the original […]

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Quick and Easy Appetizers Part One

Quick and Easy Appetizers Part One

Cocktail Hour – the best bit! Personally, I love the drinks and appetizers part of the evening. The bit before dinner, when everyone is arriving and mingling.  In our house, cocktail hour tends to be a relaxed, drawn out affair, leaving some guests a little […]

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