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Sourdough School

Bread making has always been part of my life, my first solo attempt must have been when I was nineish. I baked with stone ground flour from the local mill, a black painted clapboard windmill that stood on the flat … Continue reading

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Judy’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake

I think celebrations was the theme for Thane Princes cookbook club, the inspirational meeting for talking cook books and eating held every month at The Drapers Arms. The thought of family celebrations started a nostalgic longing for my mother, Judy’s … Continue reading

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Making Home, Home

There’s  been a whole lot of shuffling around and reorganising going on at home, much tweaking of the interior and finally with lots of cushion cover making it’s all just so. But jiggling around with the visuals only goes partway to … 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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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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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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Strawberry Jam

Sadly strawberries are not always what they are hyped up to be and fail to deliver that quintessential English summer dose. Faced with below pa strawberries the other day that I wanted to jam I gently engaged the creaking brain. … Continue reading

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Radishes Are Beautiful

I love the way the intense crimson melts into the white, such beauty and the easiest salad veg in the world to grow. Swift growing exoctiness that takes no space in the garden. Choose from a rainbow of  beautiful colours … Continue reading

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