Monthly Archives: January 2013

Herbilicious!

Bring the outdoors inside during these somewhat never ending winter months. Our sense of smell can be stronger than we think, and having a tiny kitchen garden indoors will surely brighten your mood as you walk past fresh herbs or flowers. Either … Continue reading

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Fun with Polka Dots

Perfect for a little Valentine’s Day treat, I love the C’est Ca line called ‘Belle’. It’s pretty and simple, but each pieces is well designed and with tiny details which add to the overall look. And I especially love that … Continue reading

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Celebrate Burns Night

Why not make some Scottish inspired food this weekend for a Rabbi Burns Night meal! Start with traditional cock-a-leekie soup, then next up is the Haggis, neeps & tatties and finally some Clootie Dumpling (a pudding prepared in a linen … Continue reading

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Inspired by Tea

I love the idea of using new ingredients in my baking, and lately I keep seeing tea popping up in recipes! Particularly popular is green tea, earl grey, and chai tea. These teas infuse flavor into sponges and icings, providing unusual combinations of … Continue reading

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Date Night In

Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on us, and rather than book an expensive table out why not stay in and get cozy with a private dinner for two? Whatever your taste, bubbly or red wine, chocolate fondue or … Continue reading

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Orange you glad..

It’s marmalade season! The Seville oranges are ripe and ready for use, and this year I have decided to go for it and make some delicious preserves. And it really is even easier to do than I first thought! I have found … Continue reading

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I Heart Baking

Valentine’s Day is a month away and I couldn’t be more excited! I love making special little home made treats for my friends and family. Heart-shaped anything is totally cute, especially when baking! Pictured above Nigella’s Chocolate Raspberry Heart Cake, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Spice

January is a month when I like to try new things – you need some change in your life in the new year, and the cold winter months are always the perfect time for spicy new cuisines. Colourful foods are … Continue reading

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Have your cake..

Okay so lots of us are on diets at the minute, right? Maybe you have given up alcohol, or chocolate, or sweets, but surely you still need to indulge in your favourite activity – baking ! Without giving up your … Continue reading

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Winter Warmer

After a busy weekend all I want is to sit down to a warm, home cooked meal. And as easy as it is to order in some takeaway, having a handy slow cooker in the kitchen saves money, big time. … Continue reading

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