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Handmade Artisan Chocolate – support local and ethical

Handmade Artisan Chocolate – support local and ethical

Blog update: I reviewed the delicious chocolate from Choc Affair some time ago and I am glad to say they are still going from strength to strength.  As we are seemingly coming out of lockdown it is even more important to support small suppliers who are sure to...

First look at the new Nigella Lawson cookery book: At My Table

First look at the new Nigella Lawson cookery book: At My Table

In the current edition of Good Housekeeping Magazine, Nigella says she "likes to see a cake that has been made by somebody and is not even.  That is what cooking is.  Things can't look like they have come from a factory."  I have always liked this about Nigella,...

Cookie Crumbles – yummy cake time!

I was delighted to receive a cake for one baking kit from Cookie Crumbles.  The mug was delivered in a presentation box with a sweet little spoon and cooking instructions (very important).     All you have to do is pour your dry cake mix into the mug, add 2...

How to cook your Christmas Lunch in a slow Cooker.

How to cook your Christmas Lunch in a slow Cooker.

How to cook a turkey in a slow cooker Just a quick update to share with you this story from the BBC website this morning. Anna Allatt has written a good article on the growing popularity of slow cookers. As an example of how useful they are and the merits of this way...

Don’t like Sprouts? Then try this great alternative.

Don’t like Sprouts? Then try this great alternative.

Just a quick blog post to share with you a video by Deliciously Ella this week.  I know a lot of people really don't like traditional boiled Brussel Sprouts so Ella has come up with a great alternative. These Maple Brussels Sprouts with Potatoes, Hazelnuts and...

Homemade Mincemeat – perfect Mince Pie filling for Christmas

Homemade Mincemeat – perfect Mince Pie filling for Christmas

Just a quick post to share with you this excellent Christmas Homemade Mincemeat recipe video by Cupcake Jemma.  It's only about 4 minutes long but Jemma steps you through how to make and bottle mincemeat. It also makes a nice little Christmas gift. I'm sure this will...

Jamie Oliver Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Jamie Oliver Gluten-free Christmas pudding

Just spotted this post from Jamie Oliver about his Gluten-free Christmas pudding recipe which is just in time for store up Sunday. Even if you don't normally eat gluten free this recipe sounds great if you just want a lighter Christmas Pudding this year. You can see...

Don’t forget the brussel sprouts!

Whilst not everyone will thank you for remembering the brussel sprouts, you really don't want to serve Christmas Lunch without the turkey, pings in blankets and roast potatoes, so to help you remember the lovely people at Tesco's have created a printable checklist to...

Toppings Pies

Toppings Pies

I was lucky enough to be sent some scrumptious pork pies from a company called The Topping Pie Company.  You can pick up their pork pies from several high street stores but I was particularly interested in their online ordering and delivery service.  I was very...