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25 British Foods That Can Only Be
Eater Outdoors In The Summer

The British can be, shall we say – a little different – when it comes to eating in the summer. This infographic shows some of the particularly English things that can only be eaten outside in the sunshine. Such things as pork pies, pimms (obviously) and elderflower cordials. Can you imagine any other nationality eating - read more
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Nigel Slater’s Simple
Fruity Ice Cream

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In this video, Nigel puts together an easy ice cream with apricots, meringue and a black berry compote. At no point is a blender or ice cream maker used. It’s hand blended to create a lovely swirly pattern of black berry compote. Extra texture is provided by crunched up meringue. If you can wait the - read more

Maple Pork Skewers With Rocket
& Lemon Rice

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This is another great guest post from Jenna Sinclair from Raw Rhubarb. This is now her third post for us, you can find the others here and here. If you are enjoying them then please don’t forget to leave a comment! Sweet, Sticky Pork Skewers on Peppery Rocket and White rice With the Freshness of - read more

Making Crumpets With
Paul Hollywood

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I know it’s summer, we’re waiting for the rain to go away and looking for a clear sky so we can light our BBQ’s with some kind of confidence. However, this is a Paul Hollywood video and he’s making crumpets. Is there anything more English than crumpets other than grilling sausages while holding an umbrella over - read more

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad
with Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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  “Salad can get a bad rap. People think of bland and watery Iceberg lettuce, but in fact, salads are an art form, from the simplest rendition to a colorful kitchen-sink approach.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson I’m a lover of all things vegetable. I especially love to create recipes from the farm with ingredients a little - read more

BBQ Alternatives – Tom Kerridge
And His Fish Burger

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While looking around for summer ideas, especially BBQ friendly ones, I came across mentions of a recipe by Tom Kerridge for a fish burger. What I would have liked to of done, was to share a video of that recipe being made right here. However, the only place I can find that has a video - read more

The Perfect Snack –
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
With A Fabulous Dip

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Bacon, one of the world’s most favourite food items. It’s versatile, has an addictive flavour and the most debated when it comes to the correct way of cooking it. So anything that has bacon in it is going to be of interest. And that’s one of the reasons why this recipe by UK food blogger Whitney at Whitty Paleo - read more

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Featured articles

Great Last Minute Suggestions
For Father’s Day

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Seeing as Father’s Day is right upon us, I thought I’d have a quick dig through the archive and see if there were any recipes that would be suitable. Especially for those who leave things till the last minute! If you wanted to do something big, then this recipe by Melissa (Start Planning Ahead, The Day - read more

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad
with Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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  “Salad can get a bad rap. People think of bland and watery Iceberg lettuce, but in fact, salads are an art form, from the simplest rendition to a colorful kitchen-sink approach.” ~ Marcus Samuelsson I’m a lover of all things vegetable. I especially love to create recipes from the farm with ingredients a little - read more

How To Make Your Own Super
Fast Guacamole – Plus
Serving Suggestions!

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This is another guest post from Jenna Sinclair, you can find her first one here. Just to remind you who she is, Jenna blogs at Raw Rhubarb and she’s a freelance writer. Not only that but also a food revolution ambassador for the Food Foundation (a charity founded by Jamie Oliver). This perfectly creamy guacamole takes - read more

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Fantastic drinks for everyone!

The Amazing Pineapple
Mint Wine Slushie!

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Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner. Which means we’re all going to need something cool and refreshing to wet our whistles. Screw do-nothing, virgin mocktails and boring, flavorless beer. It’s time for something different. It’s time for… WINE SLUSHIES! I know what you’re thinking. Why have I not thought of this before?? I mean, we’ve all - read more

Refreshing And Healthy Strawberry
Lemonade Smoothie

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It’s like a burst of fresh air has blown through our home! I love spring and it’s coming in beautifully now. The windows are open, the days are warm and I’m able to get my flips flops out, and I’m trying to get outside as much as I can. I love bringing Hazel (my youngest daughter) - read more

“Freak Shake”, It Might
Be The Most Insane Food Item Ever But
You’ll Want One Anyway!

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What’s a “freak shake”, you might ask? Let me indulge you. Imagine your run-of-the-mill, Plain Jane milkshake, then shoot it with steroids and tell it that it’s pretty. Ok, that’s not actually how Cinderella gets to the ball, but the end result would have you fooled. Restaurants and shops are serving these epic freak shakes up with goodies - read more

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Lets go shopping!

Shave A Few Pennies Off Your Food
Bill With Approved Food

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While surfing around I came across a UK retailer with a rather interesting premise. They sell food items that are near their ‘best by’ date, quite often with a large discount.  They do sell other items (household, health & beauty etc) but my interest is the food and I will explain why. First though, a - read more

Cookbooks On The Kindle –
Reviews And Links

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I have an eReader app on my tablet for reference material and the occasional short story (I do Sci-Fi book reviews and they sometimes come in PDF format) but for reading fiction I do prefer having a solid printed book in my hands. Though, you’ve got to admit, there’s a lot of advantages to an ebook - read more

Pointy Carrots And Spiral Cucumbers
– 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Add
The Final Flourish

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Have you ever wondered how to get carrot shavings so thin that it comes out in curls? Or how they make courgettes in to spiral? Knife skills are important but so are those tiny cheap gadgets that add the final flourish. If you want to something that will slice up a radish and give it curls - read more

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Book reviews

The National Trust Cookbook,
100 Recipes Of Traditional And
Modern Cooking

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  The National Trust Cookbook reminds me of the books my mother use to keep in her kitchen. The ones that showed you how to make bread or a simple sponge cake. When the enticing smells wafted from the kitchen to the living room, I would go and see what she was making. There on the - read more

Amazing Malaysian Cookbook: Vibrant
& Healthy Recipes That You Simply
Can’t Resist!

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When you first learn to cook, you try to recreate the recipes you eat everyday. The cuisine that comes from your family and your background. As I’m English, the first things I tried were roast chickens and vegetable soups. I got pretty good and started to try more ambitious meals. As we gain confidence we try - read more

Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian –
A Lovely Book Of Classic Recipes

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Those Italians know how to do great food. They have a massive passion for cooking and know exactly how to get the best out of their ingredients. But you do know there is more than great pasta and amazing desserts, right? I’m not talking about amazing fish dishes or fantastic risotto’s – Italian cuisine also has - read more

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Lastest 'how to'...

How To Make Your Own Super
Fast Guacamole – Plus
Serving Suggestions!

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This is another guest post from Jenna Sinclair, you can find her first one here. Just to remind you who she is, Jenna blogs at Raw Rhubarb and she’s a freelance writer. Not only that but also a food revolution ambassador for the Food Foundation (a charity founded by Jamie Oliver). This perfectly creamy guacamole takes - read more

How To Make Your Own Rhubarb
And Ginger Chutney

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This lovely recipe idea comes from Choclette who is a vegetarian recipe developer from Cornwall and blogs at Tin And Thyme. I first became aware of her blog about 3 or 4 months ago and have admired her work ever since. One of her recent posts, Rhubarb And Ginger Chutney, caught my eye and thought that - read more

Stop Buying Tortillas, It’s Time
You Started Making Your Own!

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There are only a few good reasons for buying ready made food items from supermarkets, time saving is one of them and cost possibly the other. However, I like the idea that if I had the time I could actually make those items myself. Well, it might end up costing a little more but I will have learned new skills - read more

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