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The perfect warming winter soup : chestnut and chorizo

I was slightly dubious about this soup. Surely it would be far too rich if chorizo was the main ingredient? But, I had everything I needed in the house, a baby fast asleep upstairs and it is bloody freezing today so I … Continue reading

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You can’t beat a bit of focaccia

Did you miss me? Did you even notice I was gone?? For the first time since I started this blog, more than a month has gone past without any posts. In fact, it is very nearly three months! This is … Continue reading

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Extra Special Frangipane Mince Pies

A couple of weeks ago my lovely friend Gazala presented me with a jar of homemade mincemeat, for no good reason whatsoever. Who wouldn’t want a friend like that?! She’d used a Mary Berry recipe, with butter rather than suet … Continue reading

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Nigel Slater’s Ginger Cake : A Very Versatile Bake

I’m a relatively imprecise cook, both in terms of planning and execution. It’s not intentional and from time to time I can be very meticulous but on the whole, I cook or bake when the fancy takes me and I … Continue reading

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Salam Namaste : A Very Pleasant Surprise

Always keen to try somewhere new, I was delighted to be invited to try the new menu at Salaam Namaste in Bloomsbury, but I must admit, I wasn’t expecting much. I’d never heard of it, the website was old fashioned … Continue reading

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Leftover Egg Whites? Make Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I’m rather partial to a carbonara, sometimes it’s the only thing that will do. After a hard day in the office there can be nothing more satisfying than a huge bowl of pasta with a rich, creamy, salty sauce and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog : Christmas Cupcakes Galore

As it’s ‘Stir Up Sunday’ today I’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit and making my first ever Christmas pudding. I can’t wait to see how it turns out but there isn’t much to show you right now as it … Continue reading

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