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hibernation over….

Happy New Year!   Here we are at the spring equinox already … where does the time go?  If only I had been hibernating.  I might have avoided the cough, then the cold and loss of taste that accompanied them both. … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas tree

Spotted online recently was how to make a Christmas tree with Nutella and puff pastry.  It looked amazing, so I thought I would try making one for the staff at The Beatson where I volunteer.  I wasn’t sure about nut … Continue reading

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stir-up Sunday

Well, I’m gob-smacked! I’m ahead of the game!  I’ve just checked when stir-up Sunday is this year and lo and behold, it’s next weekend!  But actually today is Saturday not Sunday – oops!  While I was checking when stir-up Sunday … Continue reading

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the joy of socks

Firstly I should tell you this is one of those non-food posts which pop up every now and then on my blog.  I follow (and love) the blog En Brogue written by fashion editor Hannah Rochell.  If you haven’t gathered by … Continue reading

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padrón peppers

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A couple of weeks ago in the guardian’s Saturday Magazine, Yotam Ottolenghi gave us a recipe using padrón peppers.  I have eaten these in Tenerife but not cooked like this!  Fast forward a week or so to when I was looking for inspiration … Continue reading

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happy new year

As the beginning of 2015 loomed, I’m afraid I was ‘feet up on the sofa with a box of tissues’. Struck down by the sniffles. I’ve had the flu jab so I’m absolutely positive  I’m fairly confident I don’t think it’s that. Heavens, … Continue reading

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a courgette a day

Keeps the doctor away? Well, it is one of your five a day. It seems that once they appear, they grow pretty quickly and the more you pick them, the more they grow. Does that make sense? I hope so. … Continue reading

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