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Cake on a stick? Poptastic, Mate!

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Cake on a stick? Poptastic, Mate!

I had been a little underwhelmed by the latest baking craze, Cake Pops. That is until my grandson’s birthday party loomed on the horizon and I found out that the latest take home gifts were cake pops. I looked into how to make them and found that Lakeland sold a handy little Cake Pop Maker that made 6 pops at a time. Being fond of my kitchen gadgets I decided I really needed to buy one. I also bought a little cookery book to get some ideas from and maybe some hints and tips.

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Sauce test drive: Sainsbury’s Harissa Paste

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Sauce test drive: Sainsbury’s Harissa Paste

One of the perks of being a foodie blogger is that every now again I get asked to test new products. I was recently contacted by a lovely lady called Suzy who works for Sainsbury’s, asking me if I would like to test a new range of Speciality Ingredients. Of course I said yes, I would love to test them.

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Blessed are the Cheesemakers! Cheesemaking for the beginner

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Blessed are the Cheesemakers! Cheesemaking for the beginner

My husband and I had to go to a nearby shopping centre to buy a few bits and bobs for the home and we couldn’t park in the usual place. “What’s this got to do with cheese making?” I hear you ask. Be patient and all will become clear. We drove around for a bit and found ourselves in a part of the complex that we had not been to before. And Oh joy of joys! There right in front of us was my all time favourite cook shop. Is it becoming a bit clearer now? I love Lakeland! My husband doesn’t, because once I’m in there you can’t get me out.

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A taste of the sea – Quick and Easy Fish Pie

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A taste of the sea – Quick and Easy Fish Pie

First, a little apology for not having posted for so long. Unfortunately the day job got in the way and I didn’t have time to play! Added to that my esteemed photographer (my husband) has been working away from home so all in all it’s been a little tricky to get any posts up. This one was done back in May but I’ve only just had the chance to post it now. Better late than never!

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My taste of Indian Cuisine, Part 4 – Chapatis

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My taste of Indian Cuisine, Part 4 – Chapatis

The final part of our Indian meal was made by my husband, Mark. After we’d finished, I told him “You made them, You write the article!” So here it is, the fourth installment of my taste of indian cuisine – Jen

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More gongs for my virtual mantlepiece!

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I was absolutely thrilled to receive not one but two awards from Kim at Treats and Trinkets! Thank you very much Kim. I am really sorry that it has taken me so long to pass on the joy of receiving them to other bloggers. I’m afraid work has to come first and I have been a bit snowed under lately.

You really all should pop and take a look at her blog it is packed with some really delicious recipes.

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