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Flowers Even in the Depths of Winter

A cold winter day, bare branches, monochrome landscape, the world is dead. As I walked along the blanket of grey was pierced by an intense floral fragrance. Where was it coming from? I looked around, nothing,  then up,  there,  bare … Continue reading

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Juniper and Rose Kitchen Garden School

We were at an antiques fair admiring a collection of very beautiful carved wooden breadboards when my friend mused, this would look beautiful with freshly baked bread on it, apparently it’s quite easy to make your own sourdough bread. My … Continue reading

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Margaret Howell Supporting British Manufacturing

How timely to start the new year hanging up the Margaret Howell calendar for 2013. Each month is a meditation on a traditional British clothing manufacturer. Though it highlights clothing that’s been around a while, traditional doesn’t mean stuck in the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to You All, It’s Going to be a Good

I’m feeling a little nervous about the New Year there’s a need to make changes, some tough challenges lie ahead. I wrap myself in the warm glowing bubble of Christmas Love and float through that door to the world of … Continue reading

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Making Christmas Traditions

Christmas brings a shift in the house, tidying up, putting up the decorations, making ready for the celebrations, an audit of where I am. Time to welcome back old familiar traditions and there’s space for new as well, it’s fun. Arranging the table, it’s … Continue reading

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Green Olives Marinated with Coriander

Olives from Spain challenged bloggers to come up with some winning festive olive marinades, to get us into the mood we were sent hampers full of goodies including olives to play with, thank you! I wanted an olive marinade to sum … Continue reading

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Award Winning Truffles at Rococo Chocolates!

We went through to the kitchen for the chocolate demonstration, leaving the long table in the warehouse covered in an excitement of homemade chocolate offerings. The demonstration was technical with so many helpful tips, in the presence of this great … Continue reading

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Bay Truffles at Rococo Chocolates

With its sweet shop associations it’s easy to think chocolate’s only there for a quick sugar hit. But there’s much more to it than that, I’m only starting to scratch the surface of understanding the complexities of chocolate. I want … Continue reading

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Boutique Choclatier Rococo Hosts Let’s Make Christmas Gift Swap 2012

Who’s up for a chocolate challenge asks Vanessa Kimbell over at Goddess on a Budget. The event is inspired by the new book Mastering the Art of Chocolate by Chantal Coady, chocolate pioneer and alchemist at Rococo Chocolates. I wonder … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Christmas 2012 Gift Swap

Over on the very dynamic Vanessa Kimbells blog Goodess on a Budget I saw the can do lady is running Let’s make Christmas Gift Swap. As a bit of a maker I thought I’d give it a go, the clincher … Continue reading

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