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Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

There was an air of Christmas whilst making these, although no spices were involved. I think I may well do a Christmas version of this! After I did my blackberry slice recipe I have craved something similar. These remind me of the apricot slices we used to have at school at break time but with dates. I cooked the dates in orange juice for 10 minutes which is where the Christmas smell come from I think. … 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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Strawberry Trifle Cake Recipe

Strawberry Trifle Cake Recipe

When a cake not a cake? When it is a trifle cake! This cake begs to be served for Summer parties. It is a dessert cake that is going to be my celebration cake for the Summer. When Stuart from Cakeyboi Strawberry and Orange Sprinkles Poke Cake, came into my inbox the other week I immediately thought of doing this as a recipe. This gives a new twist on an old favourite of mine  from childhood … Read entire article »

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Spring ‘Green’ soup recipe

Spring ‘Green’ soup recipe

I am trying to have soup once a week to help keep the food budget down. It is also a good excuse to come up with different soup recipes. With Spring here and the lovely spring greens in the shop I thought I would mix them with other goodies and fresh herbs to make a rather lovely fresh tasting Spring soup recipe. As with all soups this is the basic recipe. Nice swaps or additions would … Read entire article »

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Blueberry and lemon drizzle cake

Blueberry and lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake and blueberry muffins are both things that go down very well here. With lemon and blueberry being perfect partners I thought the mix of the two would be perfect and dare I say it, it was! This makes a good-sized loaf using a 2lb tin but it also freezes nicely so you can cut into slices and wrap in greaseproof paper then store either in a freezer bag or my preferred option in … Read entire article »

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Coconut macaroon Squares

Coconut macaroon Squares

Coconut macaroon squares Any coconut fan will love these and I think they have a real retro feel about them. With Comic relief coming soon on March 15th, I thought this recipe would be perfect for you to make to sell.  Cherries and Comic relief go hand in hand when it comes to cake raising funds and I think the squares look so temping that asking for a £1 donation would be a bargain don’t you? To … Read entire article »

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Bruno Tonioli Autumn Cookware at QVC

Bruno Tonioli Autumn Cookware at QVC

Bruno Tonioli most of us know as a judge from Strictly Come Dancing, but growing up in Italy Bruno is also passionate about cooking and most importantly cooking then eating together with his family and friends. So it is no surprise that his Autumn range designed for QVC has a fantastic sharing and eating together feel to it. The range starting price at just £17 for the pepper mill. I love the pair of  gorgeous rectangle … Read entire article »

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Blackberry & Apple Muffin Cake

Blackberry & Apple Muffin Cake

Blackberry and apple muffin cake with streusel topping This year blackberries here have been a bit of a wash out so what better way to use a couple of handfuls in, than in a cake. I quite often make muffins instead of cakes as being gluten free they are a bit more forgiving! For a change and extra treat I added a streusel topping which I have to confess sent this cake to another level!  This … Read entire article »

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Oscar’s sandwich with Allinson bread and herbs

Oscar’s sandwich with Allinson bread and herbs

I am always up for a challenge so when Gemma asked if like to come up with a recipe using Allinson Bread and the herbs from the great herb garden offer I couldn’t say no. Firstly the herb garden kit arrived. I rather liked the box which is waterproofed so you don’t get a soggy kitchen window sill. It came with the compost, and three packets of seeds. Parsley, chives and basil. Good choice of seeds … Read entire article »

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Spiced oat cookie cakes

Spiced oat cookie cakes

This is a great recipe for pack lunch boxes and a nice and easy recipe which is always a hit with all of my family. I call them cookie cakes as they are somewhere in between or certainly the way my ones always turn out anyway!!! You can add all sorts to this mix, raisins, dried cranberries, coconut, dried pineapple we have added or of course chocolate drops and swap the spice for one teaspoon … Read entire article »

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