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2012: Things I have learnt

In Christmas On December 31, 2012 8 Comments

Well here we are again. The New Year is almost upon us and in true Sunday newspaper style I can’t help but look back on the year and… Read More »

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Giveaway & review #30 – Gousto meals

In Giveaways, Other On December 20, 2012 205 Comments

Can I put my hand up in the air and firmly state that I wanted to hate Gousto. I really did. At each stage of the process I… Read More »

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Giveaway #29 – Palmers stores Denby dinner set

In Giveaways, Other On December 20, 2012 617 Comments

Palmers very kindly sent me this gorgeous dinner set to review. Now I have to be honest that I’ve always been the kind of girl who has a… Read More »

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Christmas gravy

In Christmas, Sides On December 17, 2012 4 Comments

I love turkey. I love roast potatoes. I love stuffing. Hey, I even love brussel sprouts. But do you know what I love the most? Everything covered in… Read More »

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Mini Christmas cakes

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On December 16, 2012 4 Comments

Fun size is not normally fun. This is a truth universally acknowledged. However, time and time again I hear that people can’t get through a whole Christmas cake…. Read More »

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Herby stuffing layer bake

In Christmas, Sides, Veggie On December 16, 2012 2 Comments

Stuffing has and always will be one of my favourite parts of a roast. I even make extra to be sliced and added to the obligatory turkey sandwich… Read More »

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Garlicky sage and thyme vegetable bags

In Christmas, Sides, Veggie On December 15, 2012 0 Comments

I am all about preparing ahead when it comes to Christmas day, injecting as much flavour as possible with no stress. So these vegetable bags are ideal. You can of… Read More »

how to cook perfect roast potatoes

How to… cook perfect roast potatoes

In How to, Other, Sides, Veggie On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Kitchen basics… the perfect roast potato for Christmas or any time of year. Print friendly version of this recipe

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How to… chop an onion

In How to, Other On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

The first in a series of kitchen basics, for those who need them. First up, the humble onion and how to chop him. Print friendly version of this… Read More »

how to cook the perfect brussels sprouts

How to… cook perfect brussels sprouts

In Christmas, How to, Other, Sides, Veggie On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Kitchen basics… perfect, not soggy at all, brussels sprouts. Print friendly version of this recipe