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blueberry almond and lemon traybake

Berry, lemon & almond traybake

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On October 28, 2014 2 Comments

I got a little star struck at the weekend. I was at the BBC Bakes and Cakes Show and had access to the green room. This is the… Read More »

oh my baby

Giveaway & review #31 – Oh My Baby

In Giveaways On October 28, 2014 59 Comments

Oh My Baby, as their name would suggest, sell baby related goods. The FunkyBox is specifically what we’re here to talk about today though. Now, I don’t know about… Read More »

Kitchenalia

Giveaway & review #32 – Kitchenalia book

In Other On October 28, 2014 18 Comments

Kitchenalia is one of those books I would probably pick up at my chic friend Anuszka’s house and covet. Then I’d borrow it, keep it for too long… Read More »

dairy free chocolate and ginger cookies

Dairy free baking

In Baking, Biscuits, Cakes and Bakes On October 23, 2014 4 Comments

Increasingly I’m being asked for dairy free baking recipes – gluten free too, but one step at a time… For some going dairy free is a simple decision… Read More »

halloween jelly worms in dirt

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 82 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 90 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 138 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 »

spiced apple cupcakes

No mixer spiced apple cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On October 8, 2014 7 Comments

I love a glut challenge. Any time I’m faced with a lot of any food stuff I come over all war time housewife. I don an apron (which… Read More »