Monthly Archives: October 2010

Redcurrant Jelly

I’ve been hiding out with the boys at my mum’s house in Shropshire this half term. I’m still not quite firing on all cylinders with jet lag, a nasty cold and the shock of re-entry into parenthood… Taking a break … Continue reading

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Sticky ginger cake – October Bake It!

The recipes for Amy Lane’s Bake It! club just seem to get tastier and tastier by the month. Just the name sticky ginger cake gets my mouth watering at the thought of a large slab of comforting cake that could … Continue reading

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California baking: Glittery pink cupcakes

Matthew and I have been in California this week soaking up the good life and hanging out with my brother-in-law, his wife and this little lady… It’s been seven heavenly days of baby-worshipping, shopping, sight-seeing and eating! Californians are a … Continue reading

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The joy of mince

Mince – the staple of family cooks across the land – from cottage pie to lasagne it’s the ingredient most likely to be in my shopping basket week in week out. It’s versatility coupled with the fact that it’s easy … Continue reading

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Not-so-lardy dauphinoise potatoes and sticky sausages

I’m very partial to potato… especially dreamy creamy dauphinoise. Its unbelievable richness is gorgeous, but it can hit your stomach like concrete and leave you feeling bloated. So I was curious to try BBC Good Food’s low fat makeover of … Continue reading

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Glossy Chicken Chasseur

Winter food doesn’t really ooze glamour, it’s more stodge and calories that tends to appeal at this time of year. But I may have found the antedote. Browsing through my recipe cuttings I stumbled upon a dish that time forgot… … Continue reading

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A steamy evening with Silvana Franco and Miele

Swanky German kitchen appliance giant Miele recently invited me to an evening for mummy bloggers at their shiny gallery with celebrity chef Silvana Franco. Miele’s kit is mega impressive and Silvana’s task for the evening was to put the steam … Continue reading

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