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Hello Fresh review

I’ve given a new meal London-based delivery service called Hello Fresh a whirl this month, and thought you might be interested to know how I got on. The concept is simple – the recipes and ingredients for your week’s evening … Continue reading

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Product review round-up

Here’s a little round-up of some of the food samples i’ve been sent lately, so you know what they’re like when you spot them in the supermarket aisles… Be Good to Yourself ready meals Sainsbury’s got in touch to ask … Continue reading

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Hotel Chocolat Valentine’s giveaway

sponsored post Of course we shouldn’t need an excuse to spoil our partners, we should lavish them with our love and appreciation all year round. But if you’re looking for some gift inspiration for your amour this Valentine’s Day then … Continue reading

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A trip to York to meet a Masterchef finalist and eat yummy pasta

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara¬†Danesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to … Continue reading

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A pan should be for life

When it comes to buying pans it’s very true that you pay for what you get. If you pick up a pan from the supermarket, it might perform well in the short term, but longevity-wise it’s not going to hit … Continue reading

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Win OXO Good Grips hand-held egg beater

The guys at OXO Good Grips sent me this little fella to play with – I’ve not seen a hand-held mixer like this since I did Home Economics at school! It’s hardly a dinosaur though as this new model has … 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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Win Vegetarian Christmas feast from Linda McCartney

What do you cook for Christmas lunch when some of your family members are vegetarian?¬†I put this question to the folks at Linda McCartney and they offered to send me out their range of festive products to try. We had … Continue reading

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Win ‘I Can Cook’ kids cookery set from Lakeland

Cooking with children is much more fun if you’ve got kid-friendly equipment. So I was really pleased when Lakeland sent me the Cbeebies themed I Can Cook utensils to try out. Arlo is forever barging himself into the middle of … Continue reading

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How swapping your sausages can help a worthy cause…

The boys and I are all decked out with our poppies for Remembrance Sunday, but I just wanted to let you all know about a range of sausages and bacon that can also help our troops and their families. We … Continue reading

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