Monthly Archives: July 2011

Book review and chance to win: Grow it, cook it with kids by Amanda Grant

I was warned about the glut of courgettes we’d get at our allotment – but seeing really is believing. The plants are firing out green torpedos at a rate of knots it’s very hard to keep up with. And if … Continue reading

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How to make your own crunchie!

Thank Crunchie it’s friday, the sun came out today AND it’s the start of the holidays – hooray! (I’m sure I won’t be saying that mid-way through August when i’ve run out of activity ideas, but hey) To celebrate i’ve … Continue reading

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Review of Morphy Richards Accents Kettle and Toaster

Last month, as part of the Home of the House Proud Morphy Richards Innovators scheme I was sent a brand new kettle and toaster from the Accents range. We didn’t really need new ones, but boy have they perked up … Continue reading

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Learn to love your freezer

Growing up I was always in awe of my mum’s freezing obsession. She had two ginormous chest freezers that she kept in the garage, full to the brim with trays of fruit, bread, meat, vegetables, milk, cakes… you name it, … Continue reading

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A trip to Jimmy’s Farm and lots of great pork ideas

I spent an intensely sunny and carefree day at Jimmy Doherty’s farm just outside Ipswich this month, meeting his pampered livestock and getting a masterclass in getting the most out of cooking pork. I’m sure many of you have watched … Continue reading

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Winner: Morphy Richards Breadmaker

The lucky winner of the Morphy Richards Breadmaker is: Sheila Reavy Congratulations! And a BIG thank you to everyone who entered 🙂

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Book review and chance to win: Everyday and Sunday recipes from Riverford Farm

Our allotment is churning out veg at the moment and it’s gathering pace by the week. The beetroots have been the highlight so far – big fat ruby beauties that we’ve really savoured. We’ve used them for healthy juices mixed … Continue reading

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