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Banana, sultana and almond loaf

Manky banana alert – why can’t we ever get through the damned things? No matter how green they are when I buy them they ripen in an instant – infuriating. Well only slightly coz it’s always an excuse to bake … Continue reading

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Lunchbox idea: banana muffins

I had a bunch of manky bananas hanging on my kitchen worktop for longer than I should have – they went black and really started freaking me out so I quickly mashed them up and looked for a recipe to … 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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Lunch fix: Puff pasties

Saturday lunchtimes are a frenzied affair. Sam has swimming and we usually all go for a dip while he has his lesson. So when we get back we’re normally starving hungry and just empty the contents of the fridge onto … Continue reading

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Bake sale orange and poppy seed cupcakes

I love it when I can tick off two tasks in one go – and on this occasion it was baking for the school cake stall and writing an article about a recipe using orange. Love it! So after a … Continue reading

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Edible gifts: Lemon chewies with honey

When you’re dropping in to see people and you’ve got your children in tow, the best thing I can do to make up for the ensuing mayhem is bring edible gifts. Jams and chutneys work well, but a bag of … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids over Christmas

The Christmas holidays are zooming towards us – and once school is out you’ll be needing little projects to keep the kids busy in the run-up to the big day. Trips to the numerous festive-themed events put on for kids … Continue reading

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