pancakes

Which great culinary festival will you choose?


Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Valentine’s Day This week presents us with a delightful predicament: three distinct culinary experiences vying for our attention! As we navigate through the celebrations of Chinese New Year, Pancake Day, and Valentine’s Day, each offers its unique flavours, traditions, and festivities. Choosing just one to focus on this week seems almost impossible, so instead,…

fondue chocolate

Time for easy tasty chocolatey fun!


Chocolate Fondue! Yes indeed, we’ve gone back in time for a week! I’m blaming the local radio for this one after their chat about retro gadgets! The topic of fondue sets came up and one of the hosts was utterly baffled! Can you imagine not knowing the joy of dipping tasty treats into melty goodness? Anyway, it got me reminiscing…

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haggis

Hearty Eats for an easy Burns Night Feast


Hearty Haggis. Happy Burns Night! Celebrated annually on January 25th, Burns Night honours the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. This traditional Scottish occasion brings people together to commemorate Burns contributions to literature and culture. Celebrations include a festive supper featuring haggis usually preceded by poetry readings, especially before the haggis is served! If you want to…

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pancakes

A weekend breakfast idea everyone will love


Pancakes! At the moment as the weather in the UK is very cold (-5c this morning) then porridge is generally my go to breakfast. I serve it with fruit, yogurt, a sprinkle of mixed spice and cocoa and often a splash of milk. Sometimes though, it is really nice to switch things up a bit and as I still wanted…

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chickpea and sweet potato curry in a silver dish

Whip up this quick & easy winter warmer.


Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry! This dish was created by accident in one of those – ‘what have I got that needs using up’ moments! The great thing about this recipe, is that the sweet potato becomes the sauce base, so there is no need to spend lots of time or extra ingredients to make a nice thick sauce. The…

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ratatouille

An easy twist on the traditional ratatouille


Enjoy your vegetables! Firstly, Happy New Year! Whether or not you celebrated the festive season, I wish that 2024 is a great year full of happiness, health and friendship. It would also be great if you could incorporate more vegetables into your regular diet, so here is an easy dish for you to start with! Maybe you’ve munched your way…

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moments

Reflections of the year that was 2023!


Looking back over the last 12 months! As we near the end of the year 2023, it is a great time to look back and see everything you have achieved. I am sure many of you will think of all the things you wish you had done, looking at your bucket list and rewriting it for next year! However, let’s…

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yule log

Yule love this seasonal recipe


Dessert time! Finally I have perfected this delicious dessert and I hope you will find the time to make your own! What a delightful centrepiece for any table and you most definitely want to leave room for a slice or two! I have made this all from scratch, but of course, if time is short you can grab a few…

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stuffing

Add this easy recipe to your next roast


Stuffing makes everything better! This week my local radio have been discussing ‘foods that make a roast’ so I thought I would play along and really think about it! Of course, everyone has different opinions but you have to have stuffing right? The thing with stuffing is, do you have crisp and crunchy or soft and whatever the opposite of…

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