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Giveaway & review #25 – Family Kitchen Cookbook from DK Books

In Giveaways, Other On October 2, 2013 217 Comments

If you don’t care whether or not the book is any good and just want something FREE then skip this bit and go onto the giveaway. If you… Read More »

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Giveaway #24 – Cake Decorating Store icing set

In Giveaways, Other On October 2, 2013 354 Comments

So here I have for you a lovely little icing set from the Cake Decorating Store for anyone who fancies icing their own Christmas cake but is scared… Read More »

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Food bloggers confidential with Tinned Tomatoes

In Food Bloggers Confidential On October 1, 2013 24 Comments

So I’m starting something new. And it’s unashamedly for people who are partial to a food blog or ten – that would definitely be me then. I thought… Read More »

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Chocolate hazelnut cupcakes with Nutella buttercream

In Cakes and Bakes On September 24, 2013 9 Comments

Hazelnuts are the taste of Autumn for me, they even look the part, all brown and wholesome and perfectly at home amongst orange and umber leaves ripe for… Read More »


Pears baked in cinnamon brushed pastry

In Pastry, Puddings, Veggie On September 24, 2013 4 Comments

Are baked pears an acceptable pudding? Or are they too healthy and hence not a treat? I rarely hanker after a nice slice of pear after supper. But… Read More »


Cheese and onion tear and share loaf

In Breads On September 24, 2013 4 Comments

I like surprises very much. Like, really love them. Once when I had just made the move 100 miles north of London and I was oh so homesick… Read More »


Toffee apple meringue tart

In Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Toffee apples aren’t my thing. The toffee bit is great, it’s just the apple is a disappointment. So often too soft, crunchless and horror or all horrors, sometimes… Read More »


Blackberry and hazelnut cookie crumble pie with a pastry crust

In Cakes and Bakes, Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

This is a terribly greedy pudding. It’s not content with being a pastry tart, it’s gone one better and added a blackberry custard filling. Then it threw caution… Read More »


Sausage and butterbean pie with red Leicester mash lid

In Pastry, Pork, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Every day is not a pastry day. Some days are a mashed potato day and there’s no mash I love more than Red Leicester cheese mash. The colour… Read More »


Mushroom & artichoke pot pies with shortcrust pastry

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Pot pies are just so pretty, they’re almost the anti-pie. Not humongous, not begging to be scooped into with a gargantuan serving spoon, not even the type of… Read More »