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Basil Salsa and Herbed Croutons Recipes

The heat is ON! What better way to chill out than with a cold soup served ‘Al fresco’ - in the shade of a tree? Use the following recipes for BASIL SALSA Or HERB CROUTONS to jazz –up a cold soup such as a Cold Parsnip Soup, Cold Courgette Soup, a Vichyssoise or a Cold...

Lavender Biscuits

(Adapted from Margaret Roberts) Ingredients 62 ml softened butter 62 ml castor sugar 250 ml cake flour 10 ml baking powder 1 extra large egg – beaten 30 ml (2 large tablespoons) fresh Lavender flowers – choose flowers that are open, i.e....

Exotic Violet Flower Liqueur

(From Jean Dickson: Make your own Liqueurs) Ingredients 300 g Violet flower petals 1 clove 3 whole allspice 4 cm piece of cassia 1 piece of mace 1 star aniseed 600 g (750 ml) sugar 750 ml water 1I vodka Bottles: 2 x 750ml sterilised bottles...