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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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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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The Cluckosaurus

January 31, 2017

Isn’t it amazing when hard work pays off? January has been a tough month for this food blogger: setting myself a goal to eat ultra healthy, train more and get myself in better shape for my wedding dress appointment at the end of the month to take my measurements.

Well I only went and bloody did it! Hellooo size 10 dress! It’s been tough, postponing reviews, turning down event invites… Yep, it’s safe to say once that appointment was done I was ready to celebrate and indulge a little.

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Nelson Street

January 24, 2017

Picture the scene: Q and I are driving home. I’ve had a long day, it’s freezing cold, there’s a hole in my left boot which has been letting the rain in and despite the miserable weather and instinctive cravings for tasty things I have stuck rigidly to a day (many, many days) of clean eating. Yes, my will power has been damn impressive this January, but after three weeks (three weeks!) without a single indulgent morsel, I was completely ready, body and soul, to devour something delicious.

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