Monthly Archives: June 2011

Speedy toddler lunch: Crumpet pizza with cream cheese celery bites

Feeding toddlers is rarely a treat for an enthusiastic cook like myself. It really doesn’t matter what you decide to make you’re always on the back foot. You can never possibly make it quick enough – once the hunger-bellowing-rampage kicks … Continue reading

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Win Morphy Richards Compact Breadmaker worth £99.99!

Freshly baked bread with NO effort whatsoever – I know a few people who have breadmakers who swear they’ll never buy bread from the shops again. It all seems a bit mysterious – bread coming out of an electric box … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win: Notes From My Kitchen Table by Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow has had a lot of stick for being ‘too perfect’. It seems attractive women shouldn’t be too accomplished, and when they are they seem to get shot down in flames. It seems bringing out a cookery book was … Continue reading

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Another vegetarian in the house and delish Coconut Quorn Curry

My quest for creating delicious veggie evening meals has taken on a new urgency since Sam converted to the cause last week. Yes my five-year-old son is learning about animals this term at school, and after a lively class discussion … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

We were meant to be camping at the coast for Father’s Day weekend, but the hideously wet forecast changed all that. Matthew decided to pitch the tent in the back garden instead – so he and Sam had a ‘guys … Continue reading

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Interview with Tesco Real Food Judge and TV Presenter Ruth Langsford

This Morning TV presenter Ruth Langsford is judging the More Than Four section of the Tesco Real Food Competition. I caught up with her to find out more about her love of food, what it’s like cooking for her husband … Continue reading

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Make your own recipe book

Many of us dream of writing our own recipe book and getting it published. A few of my friends have published cookery books this year and I’ve been so proud of them. But now we can all have a go … Continue reading

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Winners: My Daddy Cooks and Father’s Day Hamper

The two winners of Nick Coffer’s My Daddy Cooks recipe book are: Cheryll Hastie Hazel Rea And the winner of the Father’s Day Hamper is going to: Hazel Christopher (well her Dad anyway!) Congratulations one and all!

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Allotment update: June

There’s been a lot of progress since I last updated you in May. This is largely down to the in-laws visiting and lending a huge hand with proceedings. The skip-shed Matthew’s wanted a shed on the plot for ages and … Continue reading

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Simple supper: Cheese, leek and bacon pasta

I don’t know about you but I’ve been chilly this week, it’s like summer has been and gone. The rain has lashed down and I’ve found myself reaching for the blankets and a warming mug of hot chocolate. So in … Continue reading

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