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Halloween party ideas

In Cakes and Bakes, Other, Pasta and Risotto, Pork, Sides, Snacks, Sweets On October 20, 2014 0 Comments

I do love Halloween though I have never been trick or treating. It’s just not in my British nature to knock on someone’s door and give out ultimatums…. Read More »

Mich Turner's Cake School

Giveaway & review #30 – Mich Turner’s Cake School Book

In Giveaways On October 18, 2014 41 Comments

The Bake Off has a lot to answer for. When I was practising in 2011 the only books I could find on the subject were either very much… Read More »

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Giveaway & review #29 – Lorraine Pascale’s How to be a Better Cook

In Giveaways On October 18, 2014 46 Comments

I like Lorraine Pascale. Okay, I’ve never met her and we’re not friends (though Lorraine, I am totally open to cocktails some time in London or even Leicester… Read More »

clarks

Review & giveaway #28 – Clarks syrups

In Giveaways On October 18, 2014 66 Comments

I’ve recently lost over 4 stone (What? you mean you haven’t heard me banging on about it? Oh, you’re being sarcastic.) so anything remotely carby has been off… Read More »

cheese and onion quiche

Cheese & caramelised onion quiche

In Other, Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On October 14, 2014 19 Comments

I have never ever hankered after a daughter. Obviously if one had appeared then I’d have loved her and been very happy indeed. But one never did. And… Read More »

double choc chip bundt cake

Double chocolate chip & orange bundt cake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On September 23, 2014 6 Comments

I fell off the wagon. Thump, spectacularly to the ground. I was so very nearly there. Just 1.5 stone to go in my 5 stone battle of the… Read More »

Eight-apple cake

Eight apple cake + Crumbs cookbook giveaway

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On September 20, 2014 35 Comments

I have long been a fan of the Crumbs blog written by sisters Claire and Lucy. They’re as funny as I’d like to be. And also rather glam… Read More »

sunshine cake with pineapple and carrot

Sunshine cake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On September 16, 2014 7 Comments

This is a serious blog post. Well as serious as cake gets. I want to warn you in case you’re expecting the usual drivel about babies and weight… Read More »

beetroot and onion relish

Beetroot & onion relish

In Chutneys and Preserves, Other On September 10, 2014 5 Comments

I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve been on a diet. It would be easy for me to exclaim that the weight has just ‘dropped off’ through… Read More »

peanut and raisin cookies with water mark

Peanut & raisin oaty cookies

In Biscuits, Other On September 3, 2014 2 Comments

There’s a natural saturation level of competance in pretty much everything. Reach your limit and the wheels come off. In business it’s called the Peter Principle – where… Read More »