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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Polish apple pancakes and a few resolutions

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Happy New Year! I’m back. I’ve indulged in a long break. In fact, the longer I took, the harder it became to throw myself back into blogging and recipe creating. This year I’ve buried my head in the sand a bit too when it comes to ‘diet’ food or New Year’s resolutions. I make resolutions… 

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How to write and publish a recipe book – a course with Xanthe Clay

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I wonder how many people out there dream of writing a cookery book? Yesterday, I spent the day at Vanessa Kimbell’s Kitchen Garden School, Juniper and Rose, with Xanthe Clay, a guest tutor who had come to share her knowledge and advice with eight aspiring writers. The course, ‘How to write and publish a recipe… 

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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 – Entrepreneurial Journalism with Mark Briggs – Post Three

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It’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of attending Foodista’s IFBC in Seattle – what did I actually learn and was it worth going?! I’ve already introduced my personal reasons for attending a blog conference all the way over in Seattle and have mentioned some of my first impressions on arrival, including the conference opening… 

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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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Food Blogger Connect #FBC5 and a second My Polish Kitchen Pop-Up!

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It’s been a busy summer and this year, the one thing we can’t complain about is the weather. It’s been lovely and for once, we’ve been able to enjoy the great outdoors in flip flops, rather than in Wellies! North Wales provided us with lots of greenery, free-roaming farm animals and plenty of much-celebrated local… 

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Vanessa Kimbell and the Juniper and Rose Cookery School Northampton

Juniper and Rose Cookery School

In the earliest days of my blogging journey, some two and a half years ago, I met Vanessa Kimbell, a cookery writer inspired by ethical and sustainable food, a brilliant photographer and author of Prepped! I had joined Team Prepped! helping Vanessa test some of the recipes in her book, getting an inside glimpse into writing… 

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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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