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Giveaway #2 – Chikas peanuts

In Giveaways On February 19, 2014 182 Comments

First up we have Chikas, a company with a range of West African-inspired small savouries. Chika’s nuts are the first part to launch from their range so they sent me their… Read More »

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Subtle coconut rolls

In Breads, Cakes and Bakes On February 11, 2014 0 Comments

Like people, some bakes and plain and simple but reveal hidden depths. You know the type; the girl at school who sat quiet as a mouse but turned… Read More »

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Easy chocolate cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On February 11, 2014 2 Comments

As Valentine’s Day approaches I ponder on the best V Day presents I have ever received. There was the H Samuel gold plated key ring with my beloved’s… Read More »

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A 40th birthday Parisian adventure

In Other On February 3, 2014 8 Comments

With my husband’s 40th looming I wanted something more than a wet weekend in a British spa town. I wanted glamour, good food, a little bit of language… Read More »

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Chocolate orange tea buns

In Breads On February 3, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve just come back from Paris where I spent a weekend knee deep in cream, pastry, animal fat and fizzy water. I imagined a parallel life where I… Read More »

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Lemon & blueberry loaf

In Cakes and Bakes On January 30, 2014 4 Comments

I had the best birthday. I got so many nice things to be glad for, I came over all Pollyanna-like. First off I ate out 5 times in… Read More »

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Chicken & mushroom pie

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On January 22, 2014 4 Comments

I’m making friends again, in that mode where making connections feels all important. I did it when pregnant with my first son. With my second, born just  two… Read More »

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Sesame bread sticks

In Breads, Snacks On January 14, 2014 4 Comments

In case I haven’t bored on enough about it, I’m pregnant. Yes, I am with child, up the duff, bun in the oven, whatever you wish to call… Read More »

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Coconut & blueberry mini pavlovas

In Cakes and Bakes, Other, Puddings On January 8, 2014 5 Comments

This is my attempt at a low fat dessert for all those folk who harass me with requests for low fat puddings of one sort or another. I’m… Read More »

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Cherry Bakewell inspired cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On January 7, 2014 8 Comments

I’m not immune to the desire to diet in January, but I have always been someone who baulks at following the crowd. So in single years gone by… Read More »