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In The Kitchen

Time for a treat in April’s kitchen

Posted: 24th April 2020

Rhubarb streusel cake web

I made a batch of rhubarb and ginger jam a couple of days ago and as we’re all in need of a few extra treats at the moment I thought I’d make a cake using some of the jam as a lovely moist filling. It is a light sponge cake with a hidden layer of […]

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A special March Mothers’ Day treat

Posted: 18th March 2020

Flowerpot treats - web

Time I think for a bit of a treat! Especially important at the moment with all the bad news going on around us. Mothers’ Day is coming up and what better way to show you care than a homemade cake? If like me your mum is no longer with us then you can make these […]

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Pancake treats in February’s kitchen!

Posted: 17th February 2020

Apple pancakes - pour over toffee sacue - web

It’s nearly Pancake Day and we love pancakes in our house! We usually have the traditional crêpe style pancakes with orange juice and golden syrup but this year I’d thought I’d try something a bit different and have some American style pancakes made with some creamy buttermilk. I’m trying to use up some of the […]

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Time for a detox soup in January’s kitchen

Posted: 3rd January 2020

Roasted butternut squash & carrot soup

Roasted butternut squash and carrot soup Hope you’ve had a great time over the festivities and haven’t overindulged too much!! We’ve got no will power so we’ve almost finished our mountain of chocolate and mince pies! Time to cut back a bit and what better way than with a hearty soup – it’s no hardship […]

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A crispy treat in November’s kitchen

Posted: 30th November 2019

Apple compote samosas

Our apples are tucked away in store ready to enjoy over the winter but I try and use them as soon as I can, especially if I find one with some bruising. A friend gave me a few Comice pears the other day. They are a later crop than our Conference pears but they need […]

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