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Lizzie’s birthday party…

Well, after 2 hours of cooking this morning (which was a lovely way to start the day actually) we all congregated at mum and dad’s for a party.Here is what I spent 2 hours on this morning… Cheese and Tomato quiche Parmesan and poppy seed sticks Chocolate and peppermint fudge I also mixed up some Halzherb dips and… Read more »

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Bustin’ out…

Any of you crafty girls out there that haven’t heard of Bust magazine?  If not then you should definitely get hold of a copy – it’s great.  I’ve had a subscription for a few years now and the issues I don’t have I try to get on ebay – one went yesterday but I missed it (I… Read more »

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Biscuits and birthdays

Yet another family birthday this week.  And before you ask, no, I didn’t finish the gloves.  I did try but this week has been so hectic.  I feel so ashamed!  But amazon saved the day with a cookbook (my uncle is trying to broaden his horizons!) and I baked some of my famous chocolate chip… Read more »

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Mmmmmm risotto!

We got a fantastic risotto kit for Christmas from my aunt and this was the main attraction for tea! Here is what we did….Soak 2 oz of dried porcini mushrooms rehydrated in 1 litre of hot water for 20 mins, then drain in a bowl saving the mushroom juice except the last bit which has… Read more »