Monthly Archives: August 2011

Guest post: Granny’s Bakewell Tart

My second guest post is from the person who introduced me to the delights of food and cooking from a very early age – my mum! Rosemary Hamilton is an accomplished cook – having trained as a home economist and … Continue reading

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The Daddy takeover: Holy Frijoles!

Today’s guest post comes from Ed Owen, the editor of DaddyBeGood, a website dedicated to fathers who want to be more involved with their kids and are looking for ideas and practical ways to enhance family life. It is written by … Continue reading

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Guest post: Fresh tomato soup

I’m very honoured to be hosting some fantastic guest posts over the next couple of weeks while I escape to France for a fortnight of no internet connection (deep breaths) and lots of good times with my boys. First up … Continue reading

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Apple cornflake crunch

Last month I wrote an article for about surprising uses for everyday ingredients – which included a lovely dessert my mum makes using cornflakes. It’s a summery take on a fruit crumble, and I’ve since been asked to share the recipe. No one … Continue reading

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Winners: Everyday and Sunday recipes from Riverford Farm

Congratulations to Sarah Welsh and Carolina Johnson who both win a copy of Everyday and Sunday recipes from Riverford Farm. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter the competition!

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A glut of beans and my mum’s Green Bean Chutney

If there’s one thing i’m partial to it’s chutneys and pickles – a cheese sandwich or sausage roll just ain’t complete without a dollop. So it’s with much pleasure that I cooked up some chutters using the extreme glut of … Continue reading

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Morphy Richards Frother review

Some people might think a milk frother is a fairly gimmicky gadget, I however am a big fan of milky coffee so couldn’t wait to give the Morphy Richards Meno a drive. This was the latest product to be sent … Continue reading

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Post riot raspberry jam

London life has many bonuses for a young family, but when the riots kicked off on our front door step this week it was truly terrifying. I don’t need to tell you what a battering Ealing took as it was … Continue reading

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Win Dorset Cereals Hamper

To celebrate the launch of Dorset Cereals’ biggest on-pack promotion – to win classic VW campervans – they have given us a beautiful hamper, a set of the gorgeous new spelt mugs and bowls plus packs of Granola, Crunch and … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

I have to confess that lentils have never seemed that appealing. Little dry discs lurking on the health food shelves conjuring images of Neil from The Young Ones and other stereotypical vegetarians. But a few months into catering for the … Continue reading

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