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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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Polpo The Cookbook : A Venetian Feast

I spent Saturday cooking up a feast from the marvellous Polpo cookbook. If you don’t have it, I would highly recommend that you add it to your letter to Santa. Not only does it contain over a hundred delicious sounding … Continue reading

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Cheese and Onion Tear and Share Loaf

There is nothing better than the smell and taste of freshly baked bread. I find it absolutely irresistible. Despite this, until recently, I had never really tried baking my own bread. I think it was probably because whenever we made … Continue reading

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A Fabulous Summer Birthday Cake : White Chocolate, Strawberries and Cream

I’ve been absolutely loving the sunny weather that us Brits have been treated to lately. Its amazing. There’s nothing better than waking up with the sun pouring through the window and heading out for the day without taking a jacket. … Continue reading

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