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Aug 132015

I bought this lovely little doggie toast rack in Cath Kidston last week. Perfect for making sure your toast doesn’t go soggy and, unlike my dogs, it’s not going to eat your breakfast while you’re not looking.


Jul 312015
Enamel Coffee Pot

I have a penchant for enamel and I saw this enamel coffee pot in a little ‘vintage’ shop, just down the road from me. Having peered into the lid, I saw it was a coffee device, which I assumed was like the stove-top coffee maker I already have. It took a lot of googling to […]

Jul 252015
How to get the label glue off of Jam Jars

Today, I made a discovery so exciting, I had to write about it. No, not how to turn water into wine (alas), but something that has made me swear loudly for many a year. I have always struggled to get the glue from labels off of jam jars. Some are fine – those ones you can […]

Jul 042015
Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs have always been a favourite in our family. There is something very satisfying about making your own. And mine are baked, not fried so they are a filling and guilt-free lunch or snack. And what’s even more fabulous is that, because I use sausages (not sausage-meat),  you can make them more interesting by […]

Jun 152014
Tomato and Coconut Cassoulet

Recently, I was sent some recipes from a new vegetarian cookery book that is going to be published this week. It is called ‘A Modern Way to Eat’ by Anna Jones. Anna trained with Jamie Oliver at Fifteen and has an impressive CV. Her book sounds right up my street as it has lots of healthy, […]

Mar 022014
Black Forest Cupcakes

Yup, it’s back to the 70s! My nan used to buy a frozen Black Forest Gateau once a month. It would be taken from the freezer in the morning and all day my sister and I would watch it slowly defrost until finally, ’round about tea-time, it was thawed and ready for greedy consumption. These days, […]

Jan 102014
How do I make Bread Rolls?

Despite carbs being my nemesis, I am a bread lover through and through. I recall as child wanting my ‘last meal’ to be bread and water. I know. These days it would be bread and wine. How very Eucharistic of me. Anyway, I was making some homemade beefburgers the other day and thought why not […]