I’ve been following Karen Burns-Booth fabulous food blog, Lavender & Lovage, pretty much since its inception. Now, we have the cookbook, newly published this month, Lavender & Lovage: a culinary notebook of memories & recipes from home & abroad. Read on for my review and a recipe for Earl Grey fruit cake with orange icing.
There’s been enough chocolate decadence on Tin and Thyme this month, so with a pre-Easter cleanse in mind or even a post-Easter one, I’m giving you an easy to make beetroot juice with orange and ginger. This juice is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and it tastes good too. So what are you waiting for?
An easy to make luxurious dessert that will make a fitting end to any dinner party. The tartness of the rhubarb contrasts well with the sweet creamy syllabub. So why not try my recipe for champagne syllabub with orange rhubarb compote the next time you need to impress?
This simple rustic French rhubarb galette tart is one of the delights of spring. There’s no need to line a tin and the filling is only partially covered by the delicious yet easy to make orange flavoured flaky pastry.
Oat biscuits made with wholemeal spelt flour and oats. Light on sugar but strong on flavour, these crunchy peanut butter cookies with zesty orange are both healthy and delicious. They make a good accompaniment to a morning or afternoon cuppa.
A classic Italian twice baked biscotti studded with pistachios and flavoured with chocolate, orange and cardamom. Perfect for dunking. What’s more these chocolate pistachio biscotti are gluten-free.
A fresh, sweet and zingy salad which is simple to prepare and delicious to eat. This orange and ginger carrot salad is best made in advance so the carrots can absorb the flavours. This makes it perfect picnic and party fare.
There are few things more exciting than receiving a box of organic fruit and veg in the post when you’re not quite sure what will be in it. I received such a box recently from Delicado48 in Spain. One thing I was pretty certain of was that it would contain oranges and I was not disappointed. A beautifully fresh tasting orange kefir smoothie became our breakfast staple for the next few days.
Easter is fast approaching and as it gets ever nearer, my thoughts turn to chocolate, although to be fair, my thoughts are rarely far from this exquisite food of the gods. Over the years I’ve made many Easter chocolate cakes, some more child friendly than others. These ones, containing rather a lot of rum are definitely of the adult variety.
Zesty mini orange cakes that are simple to make and are sure to please old and young alike. Perfect for autumnal celebrations.