Stir-Up Sunday Christmas Pudding & Silver Sixpence

Xmas Pudding (9)

Making my Christmas Pudding with The Royal Mint Last Sunday the 22nd November was Stir-Up Sunday, traditionally the day that all organised cooks and housewives made their Christmas puddings…….I was planning to make mine on the day too, but as it happened, I was in London cooking at the Taste of London Winter Festival, so,… 

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Canja de Galinha – Brazilian Chicken and Rice Soup


A Secret Recipe Club Gem! I have been participating in the Secret Recipe Club for just over four years now, and through this unique recipe swap and exchange, I have met some wonderful people, many of whom I’m pleased to count as good friends;  so, when I was sent this month’s “secret” blog, I was thrilled to… 

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Gluten Free Fruit, Sausage & Herb Stuffing Loaf

Gluten Free Fruit, Sausage & Herb Stuffing

Perfect for Christmas Day! With Christmas only five weeks away now, I know, it’s frightening isn’t it, today’s recipe is very timely, and more to the point, it’s a much healthier recipe for a celebratory Gluten Free Fruit, Sausage & Herb Stuffing Loaf. People with gluten intolerance sometimes miss out on the big day, and stuffing is… 

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Feeling Fibrant! Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins

Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins

Healthy Apple & Oat Breakfast Muffins As we slide into November, it’s important that we still follow the principals of what Cholesterol awareness messages we learnt throughout October……Quaker Oats is encouraging consumers to increase the amount of soluble fibre in their diets as it has been linked to lowering cholesterol. The #FeelingFibrant campaign aims to… 

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake

Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake

Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake £50 Waitrose Voucher Giveaway In just under a week, Taste of London: The Festive Edition will open its doors and I am delighted to tell all my readers that I will be there, demonstrating some recipes I have developed with Great British Chefs and a2Milk. Today’s recipe for Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake is one… 

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Get Ready for Stir-Up Sunday with The Royal Mint

Christmas Pudding

Claim your FREE Sixpence! I am delighted to tell all my readers that I have teamed up with The Royal Mint this year in order to try to re-establish the age-old tradition of Stir-Up Sunday. I am also thrilled to be able to share The Royal Mint’s recipe for a traditional Christmas Pudding, which you can all make… 

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Waterfalls, Wine and Vineyards of Niagara

Niagara Falls

Waterfalls, Wine and Vineyards of Niagara AND Cooking with Anna and Michael Olson Imagine a long weekend of wine tasting, eating, visiting one of the most famous and stunning natural features in the world and cooking alongside a famous TV chef or two; well, that’s exactly what I enjoyed on a recent trip to Niagara in Ontario,… 

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How do you like your EGGS in the Morning?

Ham and Eggs for Tea

How do you like your EGGS in the Morning? There was an advert I used to love that was aired during the 60’s and 70’s, promoting British Lion Standard eggs……a guest in a boarding house sits patiently at the breakfast table and the battle-axe of a landlady marches in and asks him” how do you… 

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Cornmeal Waffles with Eggs, Bacon, Sage & Pumpkin

Cornmeal Waffles

A “Secret Recipe”   Cornmeal Waffles with Poached Eggs and Bacon, Sage & Pumpkin Compote And it’s that time again, it’s Reveal Day for the Secret Recipe Club, a cooking and sharing monthly event; each month, one member is assigned another member from their group secretly (hence the name). That person then selects a recipe to… 

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Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans for Crocktober Beans are always welcome on my kitchen table, whatever the season, but, there is something very comforting about a big bowl of beans during the cooler months, and I often make a Sausage and Bean Casserole in autumn and winter. Tinned beans are fine, and I regularly served them… 

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