Epic Veggie Burgers for Meat-Free Monday

veggie burger

Do you follow the trend for Meat-Free Mondays too? I’m not vegetarian, but I do think that cutting down on eating meat is a small step everyone can take to benefit the environment and be a little more healthy too. Finding new ideas for Meat-Free Monday recipes can sometimes be a bit of a struggle… 

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Weekend Recipe: Tangy Lime Pickle

Lime Pickle recipe 5

We get through a lot of limes in our household. When I spotted big bowlfuls of limes selling cheaply at the greengrocer around the corner I went a bit over-the-top and bought a huge bagful, more even than we could get through in mojitos and G&Ts (and that’s saying something). So, I want in search… 

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6 Best: Bonfire Night Recipes

Bonfire night dessert - toffee apple cheesecake

I love Bonfire Night… the ritual of meeting friends, wrapping up in bundles of knitwear, drawing close to the fire, smelling wood smoke in my hair and ooh-ing and ah-ing at the firework display. This year I want to host a warming autumn dinner party for friends and have picked out my top bonfire night recipes for… 

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Weekend Recipe: pickled nasturtium seeds (poor man’s capers)

Pickled nasturtium seeds recipe poor mans capers Decorator's Notebook blog 9

It’s a strange thing perhaps, but I take a completely different approach to styling in my home and garden. Indoors, I’m all about cool greys, natural materials and sophisticated bohemian touches. In my garden however, I love the beds to be filled with a riot of colour… big, blowsy blooms jostling for space in the billowing… 

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Rhubarb & Custard Ice-cream

Rhubarb ice cream recipe

With the weather improving by the day, I was easily persuaded last week to impulse-buy my first ice-cream maker! With some fresh rhubarb in the fridge I decided to take it for a spin and make some rhubarb ice-cream. I wanted to achieve that classic confectionery combination of rhubarb and custard, so found a recipe for… 

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5 of the best pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin and ricotta gnocci recipe

Nothing says autumn has arrived like the sight of children clinging proudly onto their pumpkins, trailing (happily for once) around the supermarket behind their Mums and Dads. As much as I love an afternoon spent pumpkin carving, it’s a bit of a shame that after all those months of growing, the tastiest part of the… 

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Weekend recipe: Iced Tea (Cocktail) Syrup

make your own sweet tea, iced tea syrup, Arnold Palmer Cocktail recipe

Those of you living in the UK will be enjoying the amazing summer weather, which inspired me last weekend to rustle up a refreshing drink to enjoy in the sunshine. This iced tea or sweet tea syrup can be added to water to be enjoyed with lemonade to create a refreshing soft drink or with a splash… 

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Recipe: nettle and wild garlic soup

Nettle and wild garlic soup recipe Decorator's Notebook blog

Many people aren’t that keen on the idea of eating stinging nettles. If you’re one of them, I urge you to try this delicious recipe for Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup so I can change your mind! Nettles are young and plentiful in spring and they’re packed with health benefits too – the leaves are… 

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