Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas tree crunchy cake pops

I spotted this cool recipe in January’s Good Food mag as part of their festive kitchen projects spread. I needed something fun for our home-made goodies stand at the school Christmas Fair and this fitted the bill perfectly. They really … Continue reading

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Delicious warm salad recipe

Those who know me, understand my passion for Leiths cookery school. It’s where I first got bitten by the bug to shift my career from news to food after doing a summer holiday course back in 2008. Leiths are sticklers … Continue reading

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Quick meal: Fluffy omelette and beans

This meal is no looker, but egg and beans are a great combo, especially when you’re in a rush to get some kind of nutritious meal on the table. For us it’s Thursday nights when we’ve got back from football … Continue reading

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November giveaway winners

Congratulations to all my November winners: Morphy Richards pink kettle and toaster Sandy Paterson Mermaid Roasting Set Rhoda Kellar I Can Cook baking set from Lakeland Mrs R Berry Linda McCartney Christmas feast Misha Wallace Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Steak and ale stew with mustard and thyme dumplings

I was thrown down the challenge by Morrison’s of coming up with my perfect British beef dish, using fresh seasonal ingredients. It’s to promote their new range of fresh beef from traditional British breeds including Shorthorn, Hereford and Aberdeen Angus. The … Continue reading

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Win a case of McGuigan Wines for Christmas

I’m a little partial to a glass of wine – but as for knowing which wine to buy I’m not very brave. I stick to what i’ve had before, friends’ recommendations plus the rather marvellous blog Knackered Mothers’ Wine Club for a … Continue reading

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Win stylish OXO salt and pepper grinders worth over £40

Imagine these in the centre of your table for a smart dinner party or celebration meal. OXO’s stylish salt and pepper grinders not only look dapper, but they’re pretty clever too. They have five versatile settings from fine to coarse … Continue reading

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