Monthly Archives: September 2012

A tale of two tarts.

Here is a tale of two tarts. The savoury one is a cheats’ tart, and the sweet one is a tarts’ tart. Tart no.1, the savoury one,  is perfect ‘girly’ food, the ideal answer for a light lunch, tart no.2 … Continue reading

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White magic!

Please excuse this absurdly short and sweet little rant on meringues. I have two other far more pressing topics to share, a cheeky weekend in Bordeaux and my fathers very important 70th birthday party, but somehow this has taken precedence, … Continue reading

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A thief in the garden!

Curiously our home in the country is lovingly  known as ‘Blackberry Farm’, but I challenge anyone to find a blackberry on the land. We have wild, wild hedgerows laden with sloes, elder and a host of unknown berries, we have ancient … Continue reading

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A simple starter in September!

A new term, a new nursery and hopefully a host of new friends. Having dropped the ‘blue one’ off, I couldn’t face letting go of the ‘pink one’ – she was less impressed, for no longer is she still a … Continue reading

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‘One pot wonders’

The concept is superb, a ‘one pot wonder’ that can feed and satisfy a table of friends and family with minimum fuss, limited stress and still taste delicious. Of course it exists and can come in all manner of ways. … Continue reading

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The perfect excuse for Chocolate Cake.

Birthdays are rather popular in our family, a cause for celebration. Parties for the little people are essential, and for the big people, a cake is a major dietary requirement. I always like the idea of a chocolate cake but … Continue reading

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