Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fiendish Halloween ideas

I was sent a bright orange shoebox full of veg by the quirky folks at Innocent and set a challenge… to build a fearsome monster. Introducing Auberfiend…  Not sure what he says about the state of mind of the Bryson … Continue reading

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Weekend bake recipe: hey, blondie!

Reading this month’s Sainsbury’s Mag, I came across a massive feature on some of Dan Lepard’s amazing looking cakes with enormous glossy pictures of the most tempting array of goodies I’ve seen in quite a while. The squidgy banana blondies … Continue reading

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Win mermaid deep roasting duo

I’ve always had a bit of a problem with my roasting dishes and baking sheets, after a while the surface starts peeling off and they look battered and food sticks to them. Then the people at Mermaid Bakeware got in … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of leftovers

Some people are quite squeamish about leftovers. They either chuck them out, or leave them festering in the fridge and then chuck them out! My approach is to portion them off and either freeze for another day, or send them … Continue reading

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Rapid roasted vegetable pasta sauce

I’ve been asked to try out some of the recipes in the Tesco Real Food Family Cook Off, currently showing on Channel Five which sees home cooks battle it out to make the most mouth watering meals. I opted for … Continue reading

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A flash of orange for Halloween

This is a little round-up of a few projects i’ve been working on lately…. 1. Pumpkin soup for Parentdish I made this delicious seasonal soup which went down a total treat with the boys. They normally refuse to eat any … Continue reading

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Win: Limited edition Morphy Richards pink kettle and toaster set

This month as one of Morphy Richards’ Home of the House Proud Innovators I’ve got a GREAT prize to giveaway to one lucky reader – a pink kettle and matching toaster! It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Morphy Richards have launched a … Continue reading

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Autumnal pear chutney

A carrier bag of pears arrived in my kitchen recently, donated by my lovely friend Rosie who is lucky enough to have a treeful in her back garden. She warned me they were a bit on the hard side, so … Continue reading

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Rocky road cupcakes

Sponsored post Now that my little ones are having packed lunches a few days a week I thought it’d be a good idea to bake a batch of cakes at the weekend rather than spend a fortune on cereal bars. … Continue reading

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Quick weeknight supper: Smoked salmon, pea and pepper spaghetti

Mmmm lashings of spaghetti bustling with healthy veg, nuggets of smoked salmon in a creamy coating. It’s one of those meals that’s quite likely to please everyone – grown-ups and littlies alike. I was giving the recipe a roadtest from … Continue reading

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