Press Images for The After School Cookbook

Pork Chilli

I’m very much looking forward to the publication of The After School Cookbook by friend and author Nick Coffer this Thursday 5th June 2014. Firstly, because this is Nick’s second book, following on from the huge success of his first book My Daddy Cooks, which means I have a brand new stash of family-friendly, super easy… 

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On blogging and being featured in Woman and Home

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This post is definitely a coffee break read! It’s been a challenging few weeks, although on the whole, March has been a month full of excitement in terms of family life, as well as more opportunities for recipe work, setting new goals and even an exciting print feature in Woman and Home! Sometimes, particularly when things… 

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Toffee Apple Tarts, 3 years of blogging and a refresh!

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At the bottom of our garden, we have an imposing Bramley apple tree, planted during the ‘Dig for Britain’ campaign during the second world war. Last year, British crops suffered and there were hardly any apples at all. This year, and following a good prune, we seem to have our apples back – big and… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013: Exploring Pike Place Market

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I’m aware that I’ve hit you with four Seattle posts now, but as you can probably tell, I was completely enamored with The Emerald City – with the people I met, the friends I made, the hospitality that was shown to me and by the whole experience of attending an American Food Blogging Conference - Foodista’s… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Arrival, Opening and Keynote by Dorie Greenspan – Post Two

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This is my second post on attending IFBC the International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle last weekend. I’ve already introduced the event and why I traveled all the way to the West coast of America from London to attend a blogging conference! I hope that in this post, you’ll get to read a little bit… 

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IFBC Seattle 2013 – Food Blogging Stateside – Post One

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Seattle and I have been friends for a very long time. Both the city itself and the luscious, green areas surrounding it, stretching out to the Olympic Mountains in the Pacific North West, hold a special place in my heart. Almost twenty years ago, my sister made a small city named Sequim, within Washington State,… 

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Latest Video: Strawberry Picking and Summer Fruit Treats

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I love strawberry picking. It’s a throwback to one of my earliest childhood food memories – we used to go almost weekly during the summer months to a local fruit farm and even today, the very smell of strawberries elicits happy memories. Not such a rose-tinted memory for my mother, since on one occasion I… 

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A postcard from Italy

Burrata

I’m back from a truly memorable family holiday with husband and children to Italy, visiting the relatively undisturbed, food-filled region of Emiglia Romagna, offering an abundance of local produce, stunning panoramic mountain landscapes, quaint local villages and nearby striking Adriatic coastline.  We were also able to take in some of Veneto, flying into Venice for… 

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Easter News, a Refresh and a Cake Creation!

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Easter weekend is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about feeding, baking, decorating eggs, making Easter baskets and hopefully, to finally welcoming some Spring sunshine! Easter can be a very special time, rich in symbolism; new life, re-birth, new activity, perhaps taking a break, a step back to breathe, taking the opportunity to spring clean, to… 

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