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Caroline Muspratt
Writer, baker, cake decorator, cat lover
Writer, baker, cake decorator, cat lover

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Meal Planning Monday 2017 - Week 8
Last week was a bit of a strange week. Our boiler broke down, and me, my husband and our cat moved in with his mum for a whole week! I don’t know what we would have done without her – luckily she had a spare room, likes cats and was generous enough to share...

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Forever Friends Envelope Birthday Card
I found this card recently when I did a big clear out of my craft stash; I'd put it aside finished but didn't use it as I couldn't find the right occasion, and then mislaid it. When I found it, I didn't think it was very good, then realised what I actually ...

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Super-Moist Vegan Strawberry Cake
  I’m not that good at taking a hint, I guess. I made this vegan strawberry cake for my friend Alice’s birthday in 2013,   Vegan Strawberry Rose Birthday Cake - Caroline Makes I made this birthday cake for my friend Alice, not that we ...

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Restaurant review: The Founder burger at
Have you ever wondered how McDonald's became the behemoth that it is today? A new film called The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc - played by Michael Keaton - who started out as a milkshake machine salesman, and realised that the two brothers who ran a ...

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Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
This is something a bit different for breakfast or brunch - a cheesy ham and hash brown casserole. I think it would work well as a side dish as part of a larger breakfast - if you were cooking for a crowd for instance. We had it on its own and my husband sa...

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Meal Planning Monday 2017 - Week 7
This week's meal plan is a bit sparse, for reasons which I shall explain later! I haven't had a lot of time to plan meals or access to my cookery books lately. Monday Out at a burger restaurant doing a review Tuesday - Valentine's day and my husband suggest...

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Restaurant review: Village Cafe and Bistro, Banstead
Christmas Eve, when it is also a Saturday, is going to be a very busy day on the high street - and restaurants and cafes most likely benefit from the increased footfall as well. So we were lucky to get a table at the Village Café and Bistro in Banstead, Sur...

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Spiced Biscuit Bundt Cake
You know the little packets of biscuits you get in cafes with a cup of coffee? Often they are Lotus biscuits   - and they are so popular you can actually buy the lovely caramelised biscuit taste in a spread ! I had some at home which all got eaten with a sp...

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Lamb and Cypriot New Potato Pittas
Most of the time I don't miss vegetables that aren't in season but one thing I'd love to eat all year round is new potatoes. I'm sorry to say I get quite excited when I see new potatoes in Tesco and can enjoy them with melted butter and mint or as part of a...

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Restaurant review: Sizzle 'n' Shake, Wallington
  I really wanted to write a positive review of Sizzle ‘n’ Shake , I really did. But much as I love the concept, the décor, the little touches – the service was terrible and the food wasn’t a whole lot better.   Sizzle ‘n’ Shake is a 50s style diner in Wall...
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