Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year and December’s winners

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for visiting my blog this year and leaving so many nice comments about my recipes and entering my competitions. I started this website on a whim in 2010 and it’s now … Continue reading

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Sticky marmalade glazed ham

Sponsored post I love serving up a stickily glazed ham over Christmas, it just feels so festive and is such an easy meal. You can eat it hot with roasties or mash, or cold with a selection of salads or … Continue reading

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Home-made gift idea: Chocolate caramel squares

This has to be one of my all time favourite sweet treats, something my mum can throw together with her eyes closed after years of providing the WI market stall with it, but i’d never attempted it before. Once again, … Continue reading

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Win a selection of unearthed® dips and meat platters

I was hosting my Book Group’s Christmas bash at my place, so thought it’d be the perfect time to road test the unearthed®  range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern treats. They sent me over a selection of dips and meat platters and … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to relax with a cuppa this Christmas

Sponsored post It all gets so crazy at this time of year – presents to buy, presents to wrap, last minute cards to write, the kids to entertain. There really isn’t anything as reviving as a hot cup of tea … Continue reading

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My Christmas gingerbread house

I’ve always avoided making a gingerbread house at Christmas – it’s always looked like an intimidating task undertaken by clever baking types who belong on the Great British Bake Off, not cack-handed freestylers like me! But when the folks at … Continue reading

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Vegetarian restaurant review: Tibits

I’d like everyone to give a very warm welcome to the firefighter…. he’s written his first ever guest post about our trip to vegetarian restaurant Tibits… over to you Matthew: Katie is out drinking again, so i’m taking over the … Continue reading

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