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December 22, 2015

Homemade Mince Pies

We can’t get enough of Jamie Oliver in our house! His Christmas cooking programmes are practically on repeat, and I thought it was about time I had a go at his ‘new stylee’ mince pies. For this simple recipe you only need: Ready rolled puff pastry Ready rolled filo pastry Melted butter Shaved almonds Icing […]

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June 18, 2015

New Wheels & Homemade Churros

Last weekend was amazing! After recently upgrading my car to a 4×4 to enable me to tow, and since getting our trailer, we are able to get Dizzy out and about to events and other fun things. On Sunday we traveled to a local show and entered a ridden coloured horse class where Dizzy came […]

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January 15, 2014

Turkey Patties

Since it’s a new year and a new start, I’ve jumped onto the ‘healthy eating’ regime and want to cook tasty new meal ideas. I saw this recipe for turkey patties on the TV the other day and thought I’d give it a go last night. You need (to make 4 medium sized patties): 250g […]

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October 4, 2013

Folksy Friday: In The Kitchen

I had a lot of fun choosing my favourite items from Folksy this week. The items I have chosen come from shops full of more fantastic handmade products so be sure to pay them a visit. Taupe Dotty Apron by Lottie Ann Hand Thrown Stoneware Colander by Dave Green Ceramics Porcelain Salt Bowl and Spoon […]

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September 12, 2013

I’ve been getting tropical…

I’d been meaning to start trying some homemade smoothies for a while, so last week I went out and bought lots of different fruits and began experimenting. The best thing is they are SO easy to make – it’s literally just blended fruit and crushed ice, and they taste SO good. Smoothies are now my […]

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March 13, 2013

‘The Stack’

Introducing a new take on the delicious Mexican style ‘quesadillas’… ‘The Stack’ Quesadillas are one of my favourite foods – typically served as two flour tortillas stuffed with a choice of filling and melted cheese, heated on both sides in a pan. ‘The Stack’ takes the standard quesadilla to the extreme with three layers of […]

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September 25, 2012

Home Made Apple & Blackberry Crumble

It’s that time of year where the berries are coming into season. Last year I picked lots of sloe berries and made some sloe gin which has been fermenting all year and will taste delicious this winter. I always spot the blackberry bushes whilst out walking and decided to pick some blackberries for a change […]

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March 27, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Chip Scones

One of my favourite simplest recipes… Hadn’t made these for a while but they still seem to go down well! I like to use galaxy chocolate chunks for the chips, yum! Ingredients: 225g/8oz self raising flour sieved  60g/2oz butter 1 tbsp caster sugar 50g/1 1/4oz chocolate chips 150ml/ 1/4 pint milk 1. Lightly grease a baking tray. […]

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January 19, 2012

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

I made this soup a couple of days ago using a recipe by Rachel Allen. Perfect for cold wintery days! Ingredients: About 8 ripe tomatoes, halved 1 large red pepper cut into chunks 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 6 cloves of garlic Leaves from 4 sprigs of thyme 1 tsp caster sugar 2 […]

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October 20, 2011

Sloe Gin & Raspberry Vodka Update

A couple of weeks ago I made my first ever batch of sloe gin and raspberry vodka. You might remember my post about finding the sloes that I used – they had been stored in the freezer for a couple of weeks before I put them to use. Above you will see everything you need […]

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June 9, 2011

Home made Onion Tart

I made this onion tart a few weeks ago and it was delicious so I thought I would share the recipe. You will need: 250g fresh ready-made shortcrust pastry 40g butter 75g bacon, chopped 700g onions, peeled and sliced thinly 2 eggs, beaten 50g parmesan cheese, grated 1 tsp dried sage salt & pepper 1. […]

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