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Louise Gorrod
My name is Louise Gorrod and I love nothing more than to cook and feed people (including myself).
My name is Louise Gorrod and I love nothing more than to cook and feed people (including myself).

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{Party} Tables For Eating At
It's party season in our house at the moment. Lily's birthday was last month, while Arthur's is next month. This means parties and family gatherings aplenty. I simply love these pretty party tables with their strung up lights - don't they look celebrational...

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On Tuesday of this week Lily turned 10. A whole decade. To celebrate reaching double-figures I laid on an after-school afternoon tea for her and six close friends. It was relaxed, fun and I hope memorable. Celebrating such moments in life is time well spent...

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In the last couple of weeks there has been a notable change in the everyday. The narcissus in my window boxes are about to bloom. I check the tight yellow buds that are just breaking out of their protective paper-like casing every morning. They are tentativ...

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The Kitchen Cupboard {Lily Pond Stoneware Dinner Set}
This lovely new Lily Pond Stoneware Dinner Set from Anthropologie caught my eye recently. I've been playing it safe with plain white dinnerware for decades now and sometimes I want to go that little bit further. The pretty frilly edge with its blue glazed t...

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Tables For Eating At
For me the act of 'sitting down to eat' with family and friends is as important as the food itself: maybe more so. There's a wonderful small Italian restaurant close to us. The proprietor recently wrote on his Facebook page that he kindly requests that cust...

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Red Grapefruit-Syrup Loaf Cake
Today I am sharing this recipe for a Red Grapefruit-Syrup Loaf Cake. Although a visually plain cake, it hits-the-spot on the flavour front perfectly: buttery, melt-in-the-mouth sponge with a fresh citrus zing. Perfect when enjoyed with a warming mug of tea....

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Buttercup Days is four years old today. It's changed quite a bit over those years and good things have come from it. When I typed my first blog post I had no idea what my goal with it was: I still don't really. I started it while at home pretty much full-ti...

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Lentil Pie with Feta & Thyme Mash
This Lentil Pie
with Feta & Thyme Mash is my go-to comfort food at this time of the year.
Growing up, Shepherd’s Pie was one of my mum’s specialities that made regular
appearances on the kitchen table much to my delight. This is my vegetarian,
slightly twea...

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Gin Thyme Lemonade
After a long and busy week, Friday is finally here. With this in mind I thought I'd share a quick recipe with you; one that's the perfect way to end a busy week and see in the weekend. Gin Thyme Lemonade Quick, easy and refreshing. Be sure to buy a good

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Gatherings for Friends
I love nothing more than
hosting a small informal gathering; inviting friends to my home to share a
home-cooked meal together. Invariably, I will cook a
simple supper; unfussy but considered. I will allow myself time to plan and
prepare. For occasions such ...
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