Category Archives: food

Solent Sea Bass with Isle of Wight tomatoes in a brick oven

I think living on the south coast of England we are rather spoiled with our options of local food. Up in the downs is the Goodwood Estate, where you can dine at the newly launched Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant eating a meal which has been entirely reared on the farm and down closer to the…

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From Epic Fail… to Cupcake Master with the Kenwood Chef XL

Last year we started a new tradition for Theo. He has an August birthday, so misses out on taking treats in to school for his classmates, so instead, as he was born in Scotland, he celebrates St Andrews Day with Saltire themed cupcakes. This seemed like a great idea in principle, but last year’s baking…

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Celebrating 82 years of marriage at the Halfway Bridge

Last Friday Jim and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. I honestly have no idea where that decade has gone, but after 5 countries, 6 houses, 2 dogs and 2 children, it felt like a bit of a milestone that needed celebrating! As luck would have it a couple of months ago I won a…

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A homemade hot cross buns challenge

Hot cross buns are one of my guilty pleasures. While some people might moan when they appear in supermarkets too quickly after Christmas, I always welcome their short season and in our family they often become a Friday afternoon teatime treat. But despite the fact I make bread several times a week, I have never…

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I Quit Sugar… and then what happened?

A couple of months ago I gave in to curiosity and bought the bestselling book I Quit Sugar. I wanted to experiment with the idea of minimising or completely removing sugar from my diet and I had a couple of good reasons why. Firstly sugar has always either given me a headache or made me…

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