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Mini Spiced Date, Pecan and Carrot Cakes

This was an experiment, as are all my recipes. I was going through my kitchen cupboards and found dates and pecans that really needed using before I forgot about them entirely. I am always in danger of becoming overloaded with ingredients as I pursue my love of cooking to satisfy my creative streak. This is… Continue reading Mini Spiced Date, Pecan and Carrot Cakes

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‘Rag Style’ Beef Puddings

Coming from Lancashire I was brought up on Rag Puddings. My mum used to make these gorgeous Puddings, wrapped and steamed in rags - usually from torn up white cotton sheets! It was a Lancashire tradition and there are still some businesses in Lancashire who make delicious Puddings from traditional recipes. There are also variations… Continue reading ‘Rag Style’ Beef Puddings

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Banana and Salted Caramel Mug Cake with a Peanut Butter Drizzle

What a great combination! The sweetness of the banana with the sweet saltiness of the caramel and a decadent drizzle of peanut butter (optional) makes this one of my most indulgent cakes so far. But although it's indulgent it doesn't break the calorie bank. I couldn't wait to make this cake and going to work… Continue reading Banana and Salted Caramel Mug Cake with a Peanut Butter Drizzle

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Very Simple Crispy Parmesan Courgette ‘Fries’

Ken's Daughter Devon gave me this idea. Devon loves healthy food and was telling me about Courgette fries in a crispy crumb that sounded amazing, so, with the idea sewn I had to give these a go! I have no idea what the original ones were like so I had a browse. Most are dipped… Continue reading Very Simple Crispy Parmesan Courgette ‘Fries’

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Easter Chocolate Skinny Mug Cake

With Easter fastly approaching I came up with the idea of a little insurance policy for those who are wanting not to overindulge on the chocolate. It's so hard when Easter Sunday arrives and everyone is indulgently tucking into their Easter Eggs not to feel left out. I wanted to make a mug cake that… Continue reading Easter Chocolate Skinny Mug Cake

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Prestige Easter Bouquet

Once again I have the pleasure of reviewing flowers from Prestige Flowers Once again they tick all the boxes for 1) Quality 2) Freshness 3) Secure packaging 4) Arrived on time 5) Excellent value 6) Beautifully presented 7) Excellent gifts Your flowers arrive packed securely in a strong cardboard box which is easy to open.… Continue reading Prestige Easter Bouquet

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The Hidden Pearl of London and Surrey

Nude Jewellery is very much a hidden precious pearl, based in London and Surrey this talented jeweller Nikki Galloway is a master craftswoman , an expert with over 19 years experience, and a contemporary jewellery designer with a unique flair for the unusual and beautiful. With her new range of handmade engagement rings she has… Continue reading The Hidden Pearl of London and Surrey