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Salad Days

By | 6 August 2014

There was a time, not so long ago, when a salad consisted of some iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and a dollop of salad cream. A salad was a mere […]

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An Ikea Sewing Challenge

By | 10 July 2014

It’s thanks to the recent rise in the popularity of sewing, and a little help from programmes such as the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, that Ikea has seen their sales of fabric and […]

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Pots n’ Pans

By | 19 June 2014

A decent cooking vessel will earn its keep in a busy kitchen. If you purchase wisely and care for it well, it could last you for decades. Many of my […]

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Good Morning

By | 5 June 2014

There are some people who ‘can’t eat breakfast’, preferring to make do with a cup of coffee until mid morning. I am not one of them. I love my breakfast […]

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A Piece of Cake

By | 20 May 2014

With a passion for baking and a love for design, my kitchen is home to a number of cake stands. A beautiful stand on which to present your creation is, so […]

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Beetroot Burgers

By | 7 February 2014

These Beetroot Burgers make a regular appearance on our dinner table. Other than my beetroot-shunning daughter (who normally gravitates towards anything pink), everyone I’ve ever cooked one of these for […]

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A Scandilicious Beetroot and Ginger Soup

By | 5 December 2013

I’ve long had a passion for everything Scandinavian: from Hans. J. Wegner’s CH24 Wishbone Chair and double-bills of Borgen on a Saturday night to Bjorn Wiinblad ceramics and Scandinavian cooking. […]

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Little Leon Cookbooks

By | 10 October 2013

What’s not to love about the latest pint-sized books from healthy fast food chain? This beautiful compact series of four hardbacks feature a selection of recipes from the popular large […]

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Parmesan Marjoram Popcorn

Two popcorn recipes: one savoury, one sweet

By | 29 July 2013

Earlier this week, in an attempt to nip-in-the-bud any school holiday boredom, I purchased a bag of popping corn for my children. At eight and four these little golden kernels of […]

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Peach, Rhubarb and Pistachio Tarts

By | 5 July 2013

Our allotment is still giving us rhubarb: blush tinged sticks of green that are just asking to be made into a summery dessert. So very often I use them to […]

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