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Warm New Potato, Asparagus and Halloumi Salad


Having gone through some recent building works (18 months worth!) from which appeared a shiny new kitchen, I became a master at creating quick and simple recipes, often using only one pan or baking tray.  I actually purchased an inexpensive mini oven, which also had two rings on top, which helped me cover most bases…

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Feed a Crowd: Chocolate Trifle {Eat the Week}

chocolate trifle

In partnership with Iceland #ad So, the after-school playdate/feeding a big family recipe for Sausages Baked with Squash hit the spot earlier this week (judging by a deluge of comments on social media) and now I’m back with pudding – a glorious Chocolate Trifle, made with fresh ingredients from Iceland and as seen on this week’s episode…

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Feed a Crowd: Sausages Baked with Squash {Eat the Week}

In partnership with Iceland #ad If you regularly cook for your family, you’ll probably find, as I do, that some of the biggest challenges you face in a typical week revolve around coming up with a constant stream of nutritious meals, whilst fitting things in around your family’s schedule and dietary requirements. This is when…

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Vitamix feta and yoghurt dip {Great British Chefs}

Feta and Yogurt Dip

In partnership with Vitamix and Great British Chefs Hooray, the sun is shining again! As mentioned, I’m working on some exciting new seasonal recipes with Vitamix using my new Vitamix S-Series, S30 – I’ve had some lush Frozen Peach and Rosemary Margaritas on the go already plus there’s a fuller review here. The S30 is perfect for whipping…

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Recipe: Coconut, Pistachio and Goji Berry Granola Bars {Packed}

You can read my full review of Packed, by Becky Alexander and Michelle Lake, published by Nourish Books here. Today, I’m happy to be sharing one of my favourite recipes from the book, Coconut, Pistachio and Goji Berry Granola Bars, from the Get Up and Go chapter. These bars perfect for mid-morning munchies or an afternoon…

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Potting Out – Sow and Grow UK – Final Update

I’m working with innocent as a Sow & Grow UK Ambassador from February to April 2017. Follow the tag #sowandgrowUK for updates #sp Over the past few months, we’ve been taking part in the innocent and Grow-It-Yourself (GIY) Sow and Grow project at home, in tandem with lots of children doing the same in ¼ of…

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A Sow and Grow UK Update and a Visit to innocent Fruit Towers

I’m working with innocent as a Sow & Grow UK Ambassador from February to April 2017. Follow the tag #SowandGrowUK for updates #sp The sun is shining and we’ve officially leaped into spring! It’s the perfect time to start planting seeds and bulbs and if you’ve been following my #SowandGrowUK blog posts and updates, you’ll see…

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Polish Recipes

Hello there, I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Our house move has proved quite time-challenging and I’m only really just getting ready to start cooking our traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal, called Wigilia. I’ll also be hosting on Christmas Day and Boxing Day – so it’s going to be a…

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A super-quick store-cupboard/fridge-raid supper – Kasza and Lentil Salad with Griddled Courgette and Halloumi.  Hello! It has been a long time since I have sat down to share a simple recipe, without the pressures of looming deadlines. I am pleased to say that despite possibly the busiest six months of my entire life – renovating…

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fresh cherry crumble cake

We were lured by the huge crates of English cherries at St Albans Market over the weekend. By the time we arrived home, the children had eaten a whole bag of cherries between themselves – in the back of the car – and yes, there were cherry juice stains everywhere. The second bag I had…

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Polish Beetroot Summer Salad

A Polish-inspired beetroot summer salad with apples, radish and dill I was interested to read this week about the four distinct waves of Polish migration to the UK. I tend to only think of my parents’ generation, resettling to the UK after the Second World War and of course, of the most recent wave. In…

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