• Post-Holidays Comforts You May Wish To Indulge In

    2nd January 2019

    The Christmas period and New Year have both passed. If you were lucky, you’ve hopefully had time to relax, recharge and get ready for a new year. No matter if you’ve had an excellent 2018, or you’d rather put it past you, we would like to wish you a wonderful new year as we continue…

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  • 52 Things To Do This Year

    1st January 2019

    I don’t think I can quite believe that 2018 is over.  In some ways for me it has gone quite slowly but then it also seems to have flown by.  There have been up and some down, then some very down points but I’ve come out the other side.  I topped a few years ago…

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  • Christmas Food; Mincemeat And Marzipan Slice

    17th December 2018

    I love mince pies.  They just had to be my favourite part of Christmas.  I usually start making them mid-November and make at least one batch a week.  I also make them as gifts for friends.  I think as you get older a festive gift of food is so much nicer.  To make my mince…

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  • Christmas Food; Prawn Cocktail

    14th December 2018

    I’m not sure if you have a starter or not with your Christmas lunch but even if you don’t this classic and simple to make prawn cocktail is a lovely addition to any meal or as a main for a light lunch.  This recipe is 5 simple ingredients: Pre cooked prawns Lettuce Mayonnaise Tomato ketchup…

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  • Christmas Food; Homemade Mince Pies

    10th December 2018

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without homemade mince pies. Flaky buttery sweet pastry encasing rich mincemeat full to the brim with rich decadent fruits and that lovely sticky sauce. If you’re lucky it will also have a little alcohol, brandy, for example, mixed in as well. My Grandmother was a tremendous sweet pastry cook. He pastry was…

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  • Chocolate And Raspberry Trifle

    7th December 2018

    Everyone loves an easy dessert.  One that is quick to make but looks and tastes like you have taken forever to make.  This is a cheat’s chocolate and fresh raspberry trifle with no cooking or baking involved. Chocolate roll or chocolate cake 200g of dark chocolate Punnet of raspberries Seedless raspberry jam 250g Mascarpone cheese…

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  • 12 Reasons To Love December

    5th December 2018

    December can be such a drag.  Christmas seems so close yet you have so many thuings that you feel you need to do to celebrate and also the list of things you wanted to do this year has hardly been dented.  The pressure, 99% of the time comes from ourselves and by us believing that…

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  • QUIRKY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

    28th November 2018

    Christmas is getting more expensive and extravagant each year; people compete with their Christmas trees,, parties, cakes, lights and decorations. However, at the same time, people are increasingly opting for personalised, handmade, bespoke gifts, gifts which are locally sourced, exclusive and bought or made with love and some thought. It seems more than ever that…

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