Category Archives: Food & Drink

Valentine’s Biscuits

This is such a sweet idea for Valentine’s Day if low-key romantic gestures are more your thing than truck loads of red roses and dinner à deux in a restaurant. It’s easy too, as all you need to make your loved one’s … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Red Pepper Curry

I was in need of something warming to eat last night. Not blow-your-head-off hot, just something lightly spiced and restorative to ward off the cold. The solution came in the form of an adaptation of a favourite Diana Henry recipe … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

Healthy eating resolutions are all well and good, but if ever a little bit of what you fancy was to do you good then it would be in the dark, grey days of January. I was given a panettone at … Continue reading

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Sticky Gingerbread

I’m just back from the Post Office where I was sending off the last of our Christmas cards and presents. The poor man behind the counter looks as though he’s stuck there until the next collection as the door to … Continue reading

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From Christmas Trees to Pulled Pork

It certainly wasn’t a relaxing weekend, but what it lacked in peacefulness, it made up for in festive spirit. This year’s trip to our local Christmas tree farm was short and sweet but we found a lovely tree with relative … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for Foodies

I’m attempting to steer well clear of egg slicer/strawberry huller territory with this round-up of foodie stocking fillers, as I’m sure we’ve all had our share of those. Instead ‘gourmet’ and ‘useful’ are this week’s stocking watchwords, and these gifts … Continue reading

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Pretty Tasty

Started by Nadia Stopnicer in 2008, Pretty Tasty has become a byword for exquisitely detailed biscuits and cakes. Having lived in England for many years, inspiration for the business came after Nadia realised that the aniseed biscuits popular at the Christmas markets … Continue reading

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My Cook Book Collection

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a photograph of bookshelves in an interiors magazine, I can’t help but scrutinise the picture to see what they have. I’ve even been known to go out and buy books after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Salt Sugar Smoke

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to receive a copy of Diana Henry’s new book Salt Sugar Smoke from her publisher. This comprehensive guide to preserving fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, combines Diana’s charming narrative style with an exciting range of … Continue reading

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Crumble Weather

It’s feeling properly autumnal today; there’s a slight nip in the air, the leaves are whirling around in the wind and the trees are beginning to bare their branches again. In pudding terms, that means one thing: Crumble. I usually … Continue reading

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