Vintage “Round-the-Clock” Cookbook and Heirloom Weights & Measures Conversion Chart

Vintage "Around the Clock" Cookbook and Heirloom Weights & Measures Conversion Chart

Vintage “Round-the-Clock” Cookbook and Heirloom Weights & Measures Conversion Chart Today, Saturday the 8th February, is National Libraries Day in the UK; it rounds off a week’s worth of celebrations in schools, colleges, universities, workplaces and public libraries across the UK. For me, libraries are very important and I have watched in dismay as so many of… 

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A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies

A Countdown to Christmas Recipe: Sugar Frosted Orange & Brandy Mince Pies Nestled in the pantry amongst all my other tins and trays are two very special pie tins, or patty tins as they are sometimes known; belonging to me now, they were my grandmother’s and I treasure them more than anything else in my… 

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Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat!

Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl's Festive Table Settings for a Singleton's Flat!

Christmas Jumper Day and a Birthday Girl’s Festive Table Settings for a Singleton’s Flat! Welcome to my Friday post, and it’s a frivolous, festive and fun post today, as well as being by way of an on-line greeting for my daughter, Hannah, as today is her birthday! Not only is it Hannah’s birthday, but it… 

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A Peep in my Pantry! Spices, Sauces, Pudding Bowls and Pulses……

Assorted pulses and cocoa

A Peep in my Pantry! Spices, Sauces, Pudding Bowls and Pulses…… If like me you are a bit nosy about what other food writers and food bloggers have in their cupboards, so to speak, then you will love the challenge that Dom over at Belleau Kitchen has set us this month for Random Recipes #35;… 

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Secret Santa Gifts with Not on the High Street

Set Of Six Mini Vintage Jelly Moulds by MAGPIE LIVING

Secret Santa Gifts with Not on the High Street I have been involved in many a Secret Santa gift buying challenge in the past, mainly when I worked full-time and before I became self-employed……there was always a giddy sense of anticipation about who would pick you, what you would receive, and more importantly, what you… 

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Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Red Russian Dolls, A Bowl of Cherries and an Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe Life can be a bowl of cherries sometimes, especially when life actually gives you a big bowl of cherries! Our ten-year old cherry tree at the bottom of the garden has given us lots of cherries this year, but, not as many… 

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The Little French Prop Shop: From Pressed Glass to Tea Pots with Cheese Boards in-between

French Cafe Bowls, Salt Pots and Plates

The Little French Prop Shop: From Pressed Glass to Tea Pots with Cheese Boards in-between I have an obsession, it’s simple, I cannot resist tea pots, pressed glass, pots, pudding basins, crockery, cutlery, silver spoons, mugs, cups, plates, knife rests, toast racks, sugar tongs, glassware, egg coddlers, pie moulds, basket ware, linens, casserole dishes, butter… 

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An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Scones and Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill!

An Afternoon Tea with Buttermilk Scones: Win 12 pieces of Penzance Dinnerware with Churchill! As many of you might remember I am the official Churchill China Blogger! You can read all about my association with Churchill China in several previous posts here: Mothering Sunday and Blue & White China: Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes Recipe and My… 

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“Made in England” Vintage Kitchenalia: Old Tins, Icing Sets and Measuring Cones with Tala

"Made in England" Vintage Kitchenalia: Old Tins, Icing Sets and Measuring Cones with Tala

“Made in England” Vintage Kitchenalia: Old Tins, Icing Sets and Measuring Cones with Tala Welcome to my first “Made in England” Vintage Kitchenalia post, and before my lovely Scottish, Welsh and Irish friends say anything, I will be featuring items that have been made in Scotland, Wales and Ireland too, it’s just that all of the vintage kitchenalia… 

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Keith Brymer Jones Pop Up Store in Portobello Road with the New Home Fragrance Collection

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Keith Brymer Jones Pop Up Store in Portobello Road with the New Home Fragrance Collection Guest Post with Hannah L Burns: Meet Hannah, my daughter! I have mentioned her before in some of my blog posts, and she often accompanies me to PR and Press events and open days, as well as testing some of the recipes I make with sample… 

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