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Blackberry & Vanilla sponge puddings

Blackberry & Vanilla sponge puddings

There are lots of blackberries weighing heavy on the bushes this year so perfect time to make gorgeous blackberry inspired things. There is a simple pleasure from collecting things from the wild and eating them. Even if there is a high risk of getting scratched, getting stung by nettles which always seem to grow near by and generally covered in blackberry juice it still is one of life’s simple pleasure. Make something gorgeous with them and … Read entire article »

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Fragrant turkey meatballs with natures jewelled salad

Fragrant turkey meatballs with natures jewelled salad

My friends at Red Tractor told me about a turkey challenge that they were doing with British Turkey. It is to come up with a new turkey recipe inspired by the theme ‘Arabian Nights’. Here at Over a Cuppa turkey hits are supper table 2 or 3 times a month. I love it because it is love in fat so healthier, it is a good price and very versatile. British Turkey wants to spread the … Read entire article »

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Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach & black bean casserole with a mozzarella top

Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach & black bean casserole with a mozzarella top

Organic September celebrates organic food and the organic farmers and to mark this Sainsbury’s have asked me if I would like to come up with a recipe using their SO Organic range and to see whether you could eat organically on a budget. Sainsbury’s SO Organic range now consists of over 240 products which first started in 1986. In store in September there will be lots of fantastic offers over Sainsbury’s So Organic range so … Read entire article »

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3 ingredient banoffee ice-cream

3 ingredient banoffee ice-cream

This time of year the banana’s are ripening so quickly so the ones that have gone too freckly get chopped into a few pieces and put in the freezer. I know that banana’s at this stage are so much healthier but I really can not stomach them just as a banana at this stage. So with an ever-growing collection of ripe banana’s in the freezer I decided to take my regular 2 ingredient banana ice-cream and … Read entire article »

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Cooking up a spicy chicken casserole with Viking

Cooking up a spicy chicken casserole with Viking

Cooking with Viking, yes I thought exactly the same! Viking are surely only stationary, bubble wrap and office refreshments of the non-alcoholic type! But no Viking has a whole lot more from back to school (handy for this time of year), cleaning shop to their cook shop. I can remember loving flicking through the Viking catalogue before I hit my 20′s. As I read that I feel like I am implying I am still in … Read entire article »

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Soreen Squidgy Road recipe

Soreen Squidgy Road recipe

Soreen is one of those things I wish I could eat but can not anymore since I have been gluten-free. Soreen satisfy a sweet craving but are actually low in fat and as things go pretty healthy! Of course with this recipe I have totally cancelled out the healthy part by applying lots of chocolate, but look at it this way it is healthier than regular Rocky Road thanks to the Banana Soreen! So no … Read entire article »

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Gin & Tonic lemon Lollies

Gin & Tonic lemon Lollies

Gin and Tonic Lemon Lollies – Strictly for grown ups! These lollies are great fun at parties and barbecues, perfect to make in advance for an easy dessert. Try using your other favourite drinks such as Pimms or Mojitos. Makes 6 lollies Ready in 4 hours 35 ml gin ½ lemon, juiced and zest finely grated 45 ml (3 tbsp) sugar syrup (available in most supermarkets) 250ml tonic water  To make: Prepare the lolly moulds by first rinsing with warm water. Combine all the ingredients … Read entire article »

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Mostly Spinach soup recipe

Mostly Spinach soup recipe

There is something about a vibrant green soup that shouts out vitality to me, though of course to others it might shout slime! This is a really easy to make soup recipe (like most soups are!) to get lots of green stuff into you. The flavours are clean, there is no milk or cream to lower the healthy tone on this, though I confess to using a vegetable stock cube. A Kallo stock cube my … Read entire article »

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Total Strawberry Sundae & OXO Berry Set & Strawberry Huller giveaway

Total Strawberry Sundae & OXO Berry Set & Strawberry Huller giveaway

Hold the front page it is a GIVEAWAY! Yes I decided it is about time I held such a thing and what could be better than starting off on some lovely Summery goodies from OXO? With Summer upon us and the promise that berries are going to be very fruitful this year OXO got in touch with me to see if I like to come up with a strawberry recipe, use the goodies to prepare them … Read entire article »

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Blueberry brownie cake with Pampered Chef

Blueberry brownie cake with Pampered Chef

The lovely people at Pampered Chef sent me their 23cm Springform pan as soon as I opened it I knew I would love it! The thing that first grabbed my attention was the tempered glass bottom. Hands up how many of us have tins and pans with lines showing exactly how big the slices we cut were! Well that would be me for a start! Some bakes just are not meant to slide off the … Read entire article »

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