Food & Drink: Simple cooking with fish

I love eating fish, as do all my family! A meal with fish is one that I can place on the kitchen table knowing that everyone will eat it without question. Furthermore take my family to a seafood restaurant and I please everyone! Fish is a fantastic protein, quick to prepare and cook whilst being…

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Baking: Shortcrust pastry

The next Great British Bake Off is about to start, and I don’t know about you but I love the show.  In the last few series it has surprised me how so many of the contestants are not very good at pastry.  It is such a valuable baking skill. I have often wondered why this is, surely…

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13 tempting cherry recipes #LoveFreshCherries #ad

British cherries are a thing of beauty: rich red, wonderfully delicious, and they come in a number of varieties. Another thing about British cherries — we discovered in our project sponsored by British Cherries — is that families and children adore them.  “Mmmm, sooooo delicious! I love how juicy and sweet they are!”, said Mummy…

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Top 5 reasons to go dairy-free on World Plant Milk Day

Millions of people across the world are switching from dairy to plant-based alternatives in what some people are calling one of the biggest global dietary shifts of all time. So to celebrate World Plant Milk Day on August 22nd, we have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons people are making the switch! 1)…

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Back to School: How to avoid the lunch box rut

Caroline The Lunchbox Lady founded Lunchbox World back in 2009, and she’s our guru for all things lunchbox. Here, she reveals how to get past the ham sandwich blues and do something fun for your children’s lunches. Back to school is a time of mixed emotions: the excitement of starting school for the first time…

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Food & Drink: Grow your own

The desire to be able to grow a little of what you eat is increasing in popularity. I grew up in a house with parents who were self-sufficient when it came to fruit and vegetables. What my Mum couldn’t use she either stored over winter, preserved in jams and chutneys. She also made great use…

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