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Dark Dark Spice Cookies Recipe for Halloween

dark dark spice cookies for halloween

It’s half term, the weather’s damp and dreary and you have two over-excitable children in the house. What do you do? You bake! We got a set of cool Halloween themed cutters recently from TK Maxx and I was looking

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Planning the perfect Christmas hamper: packaging

cello food grade bags

Knowing what to bake and make to fill your hampers is half the job. But you still need to package all those goodies up into gift parcels. After ten years of hamper-making, believe me when I say that this part

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Planning the perfect Christmas hamper

Christmas hamper biscuits

It’s the middle of August – isn’t it a bit early to start thinking about Christmas? Not if you want to give homemade food gifts this year. Late summer is the best time to find the widest range of fruits

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Sumac Chicken & Quinoa Recipe

Sumac Chicken & Quinoa

As you’ll know if you’re a regular blog reader, I’ve recently moved offices. (Same job, same company, different building.) The new place is nice – more modern with actual, working air conditioning! And it also has an onsite cafeteria. It’s

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Shreddied Tiffin Recipe

Shreddied Chocolate Tiffin

This is a great summer baking option for cooking with kids! Minimal time spent at the cooker and you get to keep opening the fridge to check on whether it’s chilled! I was working from home yesterday, so that I

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Here comes the summer: Zingin’ in the rain bean salad

Close up of Zingin' in the rain bean salad

When we think about summertime, in our minds the sun is shining, a breeze is gently ruffling the leaves on the trees around and there’s barely a cloud in the sky. Unfortunately, the reality isn’t always quite so rosy, as

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Here comes the summer: Bulgur, mint & pomegranate salad

Here comes the summer: Bulgur, mint & pomegranate salad

Passing shop windows the other day, I noticed how popular blue Moroccan tile prints are at the moment. Of course, having food on the brain meant it wasn’t long before my thoughts were turning to Moroccan ingredients like mint tea,

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