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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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Malaysian Duck and Mango Curry

A couple of weekends ago Yotam Ottolenghi popped up on my Twitter timeline with a recommendation, if I was only to cook one thing that weekend it should be this duck and mango curry with lemon and curry leaf rice. … Continue reading

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Mango Chicken – My Great Alternative To Chinese Takeaway

I know it’s dirty but sometimes I really crave a Chinese takeaway, especially sweet and sour chicken. There I said it. Shoot me! My problem with ordering takeaway is that it usually ends up costing a fortune, doesn’t actually taste … Continue reading

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A Posh Carbonara : A Splash of Fizz & No Cream

I absolutely love Italian food. If I could only ever eat one cuisine again I wouldn’t think twice about choosing Italian. I often dream of living there, learning the language, cooking the food, getting to know the locals …. maybe … Continue reading

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Chocolate & Cheesecake Cupcakes

I had a bit of time on my hands this evening and some left over cream cheese in the fridge so I decided to make “black bottom cupcakes” from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. I’ve never made them before but I … Continue reading

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