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Helen Brass
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I enjoy cooking and eating good food - not necessarily in that order.
I enjoy cooking and eating good food - not necessarily in that order.

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All good bread starts with a good basic bread recipe
One of my favourite gadgets in my kitchen (and I have a few) is my bread machine! I've had it for years now and it's definitely seen better days but it still turns out lovely loaves time and time again with very little effort. I use it nearly every week and...

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Summer Smoothies in a Kilner Jar sippy cup
Phew! It's been hot this week and I've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible to make the most of this spell of gorgeous weather.  These lovely sippy cups made from Kilner Jars were my daughter's idea and are brilliant for sipping a cool smoo...

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Barbecue Dessert Idea - Chocolate Fondue
I envy those of you who live in warmer, sunnier climes who can plan a barbecue weeks ahead and know there's a good chance that when the day arrives you won't be stressing about the weather and constantly scouring the sky for rain clouds! As the weather here...

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Make homemade fruit jam - it's easy when you know how!
I used to think that jam-making was a dark art that needed some specialist equipment and knowledge that was handed down through generations that I had somehow missed out on. I think my opinion was formed when I was doing my food technology exam (or domestic...

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Spectacular Seaside Scenery and a Side Salad
I've just got back from a fabulous week's holiday in Dorset. My hubby and I hired a cottage down there with the idea that we'd take the opportunity to chill out for a week. However our 'chilling out' turned into an exuberant exploration of the Dorset coast ...

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Hi Patrick. Yes I do a LOT of cooking. How did you guess? :-)
Make your own spiced mixed nuts
One of my main failings when it comes to healthy eating is snacking! I love to snack on most things but nuts are my favourite. I love any kind of nuts - peanuts, cashews, brazils, pecans, walnuts, pistachios - you name it!  I don't feel guilty about my nut ...

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Make your own spiced mixed nuts
One of my main failings when it comes to healthy eating is snacking! I love to snack on most things but nuts are my favourite. I love any kind of nuts - peanuts, cashews, brazils, pecans, walnuts, pistachios - you name it!  I don't feel guilty about my nut ...

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How to Make Perfect Baked Potatoes
Who doesn't enjoy a nice jacket potato now and then? I certainly do! F or me, the perfect baked potato has a dark, crispy skin and a soft, fluffy centre and doesn't need anything fancy to fill it - just a generous knob of butter, a dollop of sour cream or a...

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I'm a bourbon - dependable and level-headed :-)

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Mini Cheddar Bites - great for snacking
June this year is a great month for sports fans - the sports I like to watch that is. The French tennis open is on at the minute (with Andy Murray through to the quarter finals so far), the football World Cup will kick off in Rio on 12 June and then the Wim...
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