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Cook and Freelance Food Writer
Cook and Freelance Food Writer

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Roast Turkey with Pork, Sage and Apple stuffing and all the trimmings
... for many, preparing the big meal on Christmas Day can be a little stressful. If you’re expecting the hoards to descend then there’s a lot to do and many people don’t realise that it’s not just the day itself, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into...

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meringue wreath with mulled plums and pomegranates
... thrashing towards the big C with the confidence of a child with a lack of personal space awareness it can sometimes feel like the world has gone mad.  I guess you notice it more in the big city as the festive lights are all around us and every street is...

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three white loaves - a flour baking report for Homepride Flour
A little background  As part of my work with Homepride Flour I was asked to test their new Strong White Bread Flour by baking a basic white loaf with three different flours.  This comparison test would allow them to trial the product against two leading bra...

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sausage, mushroom and pea risotto
... so I have news... In a few weeks time - just in time for Christmas in fact, I will be migrating my blog to a self-hosting site with a lovely new wordpress template.  Yes, i've finally taken the plunge to give this little old blog a facelift.  I'm really...

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chocolate truffle meringue pie
... we spent last weekend working outside in Edinburgh and even though it was unbelievably cold (and when I say cold I mean freezing cold... I haven't been that cold in quite some years - it was that unbearable coldness that eats into your bones) it's still...

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caramelised onion and cheddar 'tear n share' loaf
... as regular and observant readers of the blog will know, the lovely people at  Homepride Flour have been providing me with their self-raising and plain flour for a few months now as i'm part of their Homepride Bakers community... I've been baking, using ...

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tenderstem broccoli, spinach and cottage cheese quiche
... what a week.  There was genuinely a moment this week when I didn't know what day it was.  I believe today is Thursday but i'll just have to say it is and then go for it.  Sleepless nights, manic days and oh yes that ridiculous election in America.  It's...

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a cake for bonfire night
...whilst the global domination of the American version of Halloween is all very well and good - and don't get me wrong, I love Halloween - us Brits must always Remember, Remember, the 5th of November.  Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.  For the 5th of November ...

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mushroom and kale white lasagne
... so cold and flu be done! I went for a training session with the lovely PT this morning and even though I had to drag my tired and sorry arse out of bed and I really didn't feel like it at all it actually did me the world of good.  I feel alive for the f...

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earl grey triple layer cake
... well this darn cold has stuck with me and I can't seem to shake it.  I'm now just ignoring it but I think this probably isn't the best self-advice i've ever given.  Oh wouldn't it be lovely to be able to take a few solid days in bed, although i'm not en...
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