Category Archives: Favourite Kitchen Toys

HFW’s Prune, Fig and Apricot Cake

I have an issue with marmalade. In fact, I have an issue with marmalade, jam, jelly, honey and any vaguely gelatinous substance (aspic, ugh) all of which I can’t bear to touch. It’s not quite a phobia but I certainly … Continue reading

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Kitchen Lessons 2010

2011 is already almost a month old and I have yet to write my first blog of the year. But what with a new job, a tax return to complete (somehow it always wipes out weeks, however prepared I think … Continue reading

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A Christmas Treat

Once upon a time I wanted toys and a new bike, then clothes and shoes, then books, endless books, but these days, when Christmas approaches, there is usually very little on my ‘list’. When someone says ‘well you must want … Continue reading

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Baked Leek and Blue Cheese Risotto

It’s been a week (and a half; sorry!) of new discoveries and old favourites around here and I have lots to catch up on. About ten days ago my friend Ingrid made me a perfect winter dinner of haricot beans … Continue reading

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