Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cinnamon, honey and fig cheesecakes

My university friends and I have formed a supperclub as a way of ensuring we get together more often and also as an excuse to do some grown up cooking. It is nice to have a go at things for … Continue reading

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Coffee and £100 Vouchers Giveaway: Winner Announced!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Valentine Giveaway to win a pot of Douwe Egberts Aromettes plus a whopping £100 of Tesco Vouchers. I was overwhelmed by the response and loved reading about everyone’s coffee rituals… although I’m frankly a … Continue reading

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Girly indulgence time: Macaroons

Feeding my boys and a firefighter is hard graft at times, so to reward myself I’ve decided to write sporadic blog posts that are ultra girly. I need to embrace my inner pink and glittery side every now and again … Continue reading

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Lorraine Pascale inspired pizza

Boys love pizza – fact! But making it has always been Matthew’s territory, however after watching Lorraine Pascale throw one together on her show Baking Made Easy I couldn’t resist getting stuck in myself. I do love Lorraine’s fuss-free approach … Continue reading

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Adventures with a slow cooker

Bunging a load of ingredients in a casserole and then leaving it to transform itself into a one-pot wonder, is my kind of cooking. It’s not glamorous but it’s highly practical. There are so many plus points: You can do … Continue reading

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Lovely lemon curd

We cracked open the last jar of plum and mulled wine jam at the weekend, and as I’ve now got quite addicted to making my own preserves I rapidly set about researching what I was going to spread on my … Continue reading

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Super-quick chocolate fudge cake

It was the firefighter’s birthday on Friday at the end of a particularly chaotic and emotional week. I had wanted to build on the success of my intense chocolate oreo loaf cake and come up with another chocolate masterpiece, but … Continue reading

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