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How to… prepare garlic 3 ways

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

Kitchen basics, for those who need them. Here we have the ever popular clove of garlic, and three ways to prepare him. Print friendly version of this recipe

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How to… make perfect gravy

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

Kitchen basics, for those who need them. Here’s how to make perfect gravy from scratch. Print friendly version of this recipe

hazelnut and cranberry stuffed turkey

Roast turkey with hazelnut and cranberry stuffing

In Christmas, Sides, Turkey On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

Okay, let’s get one thing straight. There is far too much stress about cooking The Turkey on The Big Day. I know the food (and especially the turkey)… Read More »

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Lemon meringue snowman cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On December 11, 2012 5 Comments

Lemon meringue snowman cupcakes. Oh yes, this is what Christmas is all about. Novelty added to anything and everything. Shoe-horned even. These raise a smile amongst 40 and… Read More »

best mince pies

My best mince pies

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 11, 2012 3 Comments

There’s so much said about mince pies, with most of the focus on the filling. Well, I’m going to have to confess that for me it’s all about… Read More »

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Giveaway #28 – Donald Russell Ultimate Christmas Box

In Other On December 10, 2012 119 Comments

Just in time for Christmas Donald Russell are offering up the ultimate Christmas Box, that’s £75 worth of turkey, sausage meat, bacon, pigs in blankets and a Christmas… Read More »

Smoked Salmon Rosti

Smoked salmon and potato bites

In Christmas, Snacks On December 9, 2012 0 Comments

Mini potato cakes with a smoked salmon crown are the ultimate in posh party grub. There’s something deeply satisfying about the squidging and squashing of the potato cake… Read More »

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Giveaway #27 – Greek Gods Yoghurt Hamper

In Other On December 8, 2012 384 Comments

Greek Gods Yoghurt have got a lovely hamper of Greek foodie goodies to giveaway. The RRP is£42 and includes 1 high-quality extra virgin olive oil, 1 jar of organic mixed… Read More »

rudolf morsel

Rudolf morsels

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry On December 6, 2012 0 Comments

This isn’t a new recipe… in fact it’s just a re-hash of an old one. This one in fact. It’s just that it’s Christmas and these little Thumbelina… Read More »

spicy Prawn Stick canapes

Spicy prawn sticks

In Christmas, Snacks On December 6, 2012 0 Comments

Quick? Tick. Spicy? Tick. Easy? Tick. Satisfies my need to put everything on a stick? Tick. Quick, easy, spicy prawns on a stick for festive parties across the… Read More »