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Bubble and Squeak

December 27, 2010

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We hope you all had a good Christmas and are relaxing in this strange lull before New Year. Bubble and Squeak isn’t pretty, but it’s got to be done. It’s something that I avoided as a kid, but I now see as an essential part of Boxing Day and a great way to empty the […]

Brandy Butter

December 23, 2010

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Do you think of Brandy Butter as a bit odd? Or does it take you back to childhood Christmases and nicking spoonfuls out of the fridge? I’m in the latter category. In fact I only ever remember surreptitiously eating spoonfuls of it when no one was looking as I have never been a fan of […]

Video Diary

December 18, 2010

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Got 4 minutes to spare while you boil the kettle? From carnivals to cakes and furniture to photos; here is a video of our Flickr photos from the last few years thanks to Pummelvision.      

Roast Sprout Tree

December 16, 2010

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I bought a ‘sprout tree’ at the supermarket. I guess they are so ‘in season’ that they are a bargain at the moment. It was really fresh and a beautiful thing to look at with its perfect spirals of firm green sprouts. It seemed a shame to chop them all off and cook them. I’d […]

Happy Birthday, Boy

December 11, 2010

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Today is the boy’s 9th birthday. George requested a chocolate cake. His wish is my command. I can’t believe where the last 9 years have gone. I made Nigella’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake and it looks lovely. We can’t try it yet though as we are off to The Lego Discovery Centre. We tasted a […]

Market Kitchen

December 8, 2010

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I had a fabulous day at Optomen Studios, filming for Derbyshire Week at Market Kitchen. The show aired on Thursday 9th December at 7pm on the Good Food Channel. Leslie Jordan was a guest, he is perhaps most well known for his “Beverley’ character in Will & Grace, was the sweetest, funniest person you could ever […]

Jambalaya

December 7, 2010

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When I don’t feel like standing at the hob stirring a risotto and I’m craving something warming and spicy, we have jambalaya. This is my take on the creole dish which has been tempered down to be child friendly. It is also made with things we very often have in the fridge or freezer and […]

Kenwood vs KitchenAid

December 2, 2010

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Here I sit, snowed in for another day. For the last month Amazon has sent me daily special offers for ‘Stand Mixers’. I find this surprising as not only did I buy my stand mixer several weeks ago, but I bought it via Amazon. I am not going to buy another. They are not cheap […]