A Hike With Real Handful

March 27, 2017

Isn’t it the Japanese who have a saying which marvels at how you can do the same thing twice and it won’t be the same? I couldn’t have experienced that more perfectly this weekend. Last year I took my mum to The Malverns for Mother’s Day, where we set up camp and cooked hot dogs in coats and scarfs and huddled around our little cooker for warmth. It was so much fun that this year I planned to do for her the same again, only this time there was sunshine on my side.

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Baking Inspiration for Mother’s Day

March 24, 2017

It’s not just a man’s heart that food can find its way to. No, no, no. The best way to show your mum how much you love her? That’d be with something homemade, sweet and totally delicious. And perhaps washed down with a few glasses or prosecco whilst staring at a beautiful bunch of flowers… but you get the idea: cake first.

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Peppery Pasta Salad

March 11, 2017

With a hearty base of penne pasta and packed with all kinds of raw and fiery veggies this is the kind of salad that’ll put hairs on your chest. The kind that’ll make you want to chop wood and grow a beard do other gender stereotypes I haven’t mentioned. You get the idea: this is a fiery dish that’s perfect for celebrating the arrival of warmer weather.
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Lemon & garlic chicken taglioline

February 27, 2017

You may remember from my previous post that I’m in the process of reviewing a whole host of kitchen goodies by Panasonic. I can’t lie I’m enjoying this collaboration so much: every couple of months something exciting turns up at my door and I try to make it look at home in my kitchen. I say that, because the Panasonic range is seriously shiny and the appliances look ever so slightly out of place in my not-as-shiny kitchen… they look as though they were made to stand upon sparkling marble work tops!

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Snack Love with the Laughing Cow

February 19, 2017

Funny how despite being a well travelled and adventurous eater and cook, some of the simplest things are still my favourite. When I was younger I insisted on eating like the grown ups, and when a cheese board came out it would always have some cheese triangles just for me. Well fast forward twenty-odd years and not much has changed: I still enjoy a cheese triangle on a cheese board! It’s definitely a favourite for me on those evenings when you fancy a ‘picky tea’.

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