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Bircher Muesli – Summer in a Bowl!

 

We are about to set sail for a couple of weeks and breakfast on board is one of the most important things I have to consider. When we are up before the seagulls to catch the morning tide it has to be simple to prepare, filling and delicious. Mr TS doesn’t hang about when he’s ready to cast us off so I can’t start cooking in case I’m needed on deck but, if it’s rough out there, it might be hours before we eat more than a ginger biscuit or a slice of bread! We need something which will keep us going and give us enough energy to winch and haul our way across the waves. Cool, creamy Dorset Cereals Bircher Muesli is ready when we are and we can customise it to suit each of our tastes – perfect! Read More…

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Lavender Biscuits

Lavender Biscuits

The lavender in my garden is just coming into flower, I’ve been watching it like a hawk, waiting to pounce so that I could make a batch of these beautiful lavender biscuits to mark Midsummer! Lavender is thought to have come to our shores with the Romans who...

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