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Spring has Sprung!


Spring has Sprung! Woohoo! Finally Spring is here! Daffodils and narcissi are in full bloom, violets and crocuses are popping up, and pink blossom is adding a welcome burst of colour everywhere. 😀 The allotment has had a ‘bit’ of attention and we’ve even managed to plant several things outside already! Hooray! Early and second early potatoes have been in a while,…

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Lentil Bolognese


Lentil Bolognese Hello! The sun is shining and the temperature is 14 degrees centigrade (57f). Woohoo! 😀 It’s time to get out in the garden and the allotment! I’m hoping this week was the last of the frosts! I think we’ll be planting like crazy… lots to go in already and we’ve been starting a few things on the windowsills!…

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Hot Cross Bun Muffins


Hot Cross Bun Muffins Today I had a lovely savoury recipe ready to post when I realised this weekend is Easter! We don’t actually celebrate Easter but that doesn’t stop us eating hot cross buns and chocolate (not that we really need an excuse)! 😛 As I already have not only a hot cross bun recipe, but also a hot…

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Homemade Veggie Burgers


Homemade Veggie Burgers We haven’t been trying out as many new recipes as usual, but the other day we fancied some burgers which we could all enjoy. There are so many types of burgers and what you eat them with is probably just as important as what you put in them, but these burgers, these taste great on their own!…

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Flapjack Style Cookies


Flapjack Style Cookies These cookies will definitely cheer you up… especially if you’ve had a week like mine! Many of you will know that my Father recently passed away and you couldn’t possibly imagine all of the arguments surrounding the funeral arrangements! 🙁 Needless to say, not much cooking has been done again this week – we’ve had chickpeas and…

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Sticky Toffee Pudding


Sticky Toffee Pudding My Dad loved hot desserts and sticky toffee pudding was one he would often choose. If you read my blog last week, you will know that my Dad has recently passed away. This recipe is one I’ve tweaked slightly from the last sticky toffee pudding I made my Dad but one I’m sure you’ll agree that everyone…

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Socca Style Wraps


Socca Style Wraps Do you keep gram flour as a kitchen staple or do you just buy it when needed? I never used to have it. I didn’t know where to buy it. In fact, I probably never realised such a thing existed! We use it quite a lot, gram flour, or garbanzo flour, call it chickpea flour if you…

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Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate Cake! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a chocolate recipe and as I was playing in the kitchen this week and created this delicious light fluffy cake, I thought I’d share it with you! 🙂 This would be perfect for Valentines Day, either as dessert or just to say ‘I love you’! 🙂   I was aiming for…

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Fresh Mango Cake


Fresh Mango Cake Mangoes! Do you love them as much as me? I think mangoes are a taste which need some getting used to. I know hubby always thought he didn’t like them, but now, take last week for example, he came home with five fresh mangoes as they were on offer! 🙂  Now, not all mangoes are the same…

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Topped Pancakes!


Topped Pancakes Pancakes? Yes, I know! 😛 I haven’t had pancakes for ages and as I used to have them nearly every morning, I thought it was time for a revival! 😀 Topped pancakes might make you think that I usually eat them plain… which very occasionally I might do, but usually I load them up or stuff them with all…

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Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from)


Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from) Back to school day 🙁 It always saddens me when the holidays end, more so this time as we had some great plans but then coughs and colds took over and we were stuck indoors. It’s not that we don’t have fun at home – we watched LOADS of films, played some board games,…

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Sausages… of the non-meat variety!


Sausages… of the non-meat variety! I love these so much I’ve made them twice in a week! I still can’t decide though if I like them better hot or cold! 😛 I’m glad I’ve got some ready made in the fridge because my cooker… well, my cooker is waiting for an engineer! These are such a handy food to have about…

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Moroccan Inspired Casserole


Moroccan Inspired Casserole If you’re celebrating Christmas next week I hope you’re all sorted?! I haven’t actually spoken to anyone yet who ‘is’ ready! Oh and do you know what they were talking about on the radio yesterday?! Christmas Eve Boxes! Yes! Christmas Eve Boxes! If you’re in the USA maybe you understand this? Maybe you can help with the…

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Spiced Orange Drizzle Cake (Vegan & Free-From)


Spiced Orange Drizzle Cake (Vegan & Free-From) Are you getting all festive and seasonal now!? Not long left until many of you stuff your faces with all manner of foods only to decide a few days later it’s time to go on a diet! 😛 Why not switch your usual foods for a few healthier options so you don’t feel…

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Winter warming spiced cake


Winter warming spiced cake Cold! Yes, winter is definitely approaching! SIX degrees centigrade this week (43f) after a balmy average of 16c (61f) over the half term holidays. So we need something warm and yummy whilst we curl up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book! 😀 This is one of those recipes that I’d bookmarked…

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Bread…but not as you know it!


Bread…but not as you know it! Oh this is good! 🙂 Really really good! It’s not your fluffy white bread. It’s not your crusty topped loaf. It’s not a flat bread, nor a pitta, but this is good! 😀 There is no wheat, no gluten, no yeast, but this loaf is so tasty! If you’re gluten free, dairy free, yeast…

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Crispy Vegetable Bhaji


Crispy Vegetable Bhaji Yum Yum! 😀 These are easy, quick, customisable and so yummy! We’ve been having a lot of soup this week but we do tend to make enough for a couple of days and then just have something easy with it. These are one of those easy things which go well with soup, or just on their own!…

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Soup Season!


Soup Season! Well, the weather has definitely started changing now. Oh we still have blue skies and a bit of warmth in the morning – yesterday was even 17 degrees centigrade and demanded sunglasses, but come late afternoon it got chilly! Almost put-the-heating-on chilly!  What’s the perfect warming food… soup of course! This is filling, flavoursome and relatively easy to make…

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