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Food, Christmas cookware, Presents.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to All Wishing a Happy 2012 to all – it may be challenging, but let’s all try and help each other, and make the best of it. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year, hope we all have the courage and stamina to cope with whatever this year may bring, […]

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My Mum's Almond Petit-Fours Recipe (with Shortbread at the back)

More Christmas Memories and Recipes

More Christmas Memories and Recipes. Almond Petit-Fours were one of my Mum’s staple Christmas treats, and I just loved eating them.  She would fill the centre of the ground almond small treat with either brightly-coloured glace cherries, almonds or angelica (the latter had to be hidden from my sister, who just loved the taste of […]

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Memories of Christmas Food ……

Memories of Christmas Food …… What is it about this time of year?  However young or old you are, suddenly the memories of Christmas food, and your mum’s cooking, come flooding back. We had moved to a big, old house when I was five, and tucked in the kitchen alcove was an ancient, cream, solid-fuel […]

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More to Tantalise Your Tastebuds

More To Tantalise Your Tastebuds As promised, more superb pictures to tantalise your tastebuds from Michelin star chef, James Mackenzie’s substantial first cook book, “On The Menu”.  The official release date is 5th December, 2011, but Amazon has already put them on their pages for sale. Creamed Shetland Mussels with Scrumpy Cider, Curly Kale and […]

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Comfort Food and Christmas

Comfort Food and Christmas It’s almost December –  here in East Yorkshire, I still have my favourite Cerise geraniums flowering, and a lavender-blue spring clematis is blossoming.  Yet this time last year we were 18 inches deep in icy snow. It’s unbelievable! But it’s not going to fool me.  Oh no.  The geraniums are being […]

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Tantalise Your Tastebuds – On The Menu

TANTALISE YOUR TASTEBUDS DAY TWO:  In which I will share some more of the stunning pictures from Michelin star chef, James Mackenzie’s superb new cook book, “On The Menu”, which is about to hit the book stands. About 2 days ago, I wrote a full post on the fact that I had been lucky enough […]

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