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    Sainsbury’s Active Kids

    March 17, 2017

    I fell back in love with Sainsbury’s over Christmas – their stuff was great quality and just seemed that cut above the other supermarket offerings – and I’ve been stocking up there every week since then as a result. So I was thrilled to be asked if Child 2 and I would do a bit of cooking in support of  Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers. If, like me, you are tremendously sporty (excuse ME, what’s all that hysterical coughing at the back…

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    Recipe: Chocolate truffles

    It’s been ages since I did a recipe and this week I have had a very strong hankering for chocolate. I don’t know whether it’s the stress of the key-pinching scenario at the weekend,…

    January 29, 2016
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    Rising excitement

    We’re not the only household in the country on the edge of our seats now the final of the Great British Bake Off is looming like an ill-constructed choux pastry tower. There are at…

    October 6, 2015
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    GOSH Bake it Better

    I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of cake. Now I’m glad to see that Great Ormond Street hospital, too, has put its faith in cake’s miraculous ability not just to raise…

    October 2, 2014
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    Cordially yours

    You may have noticed great big clusters of whitey-cream flowers appearing on trees here and there. They are elderflowers, and we’re lucky enough to have a tree in our garden, so the other day…

    June 28, 2013
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    Very Mary Berry

    It’s official. The girls and I have declared this week Mary Berry Week. Having never heard of Mary Berry before the last series of the Great British Bake-Off (I know, I must have been…

    March 13, 2013
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    Having my cake ….

    I must say, sometimes my timing is brilliant. Accidentally, of course, but brilliant nonetheless. Take yesterday. There’d been a recipe in the Sunday papers for panettone. Now I have a bit of a panettone…

    December 11, 2012
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    Easy peasy raspberry cake

    I’ve mentioned before that I am devoted to frozen raspberries. Unfortunately, and inevitably, this means the rest of the family have gone off them. Yes, I’ve done them to death, in ice cream, Eton…

    October 12, 2012
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    Here’s Herman

    Ten days ago, a friend uttered a sentence that always makes my blood run cold. ‘You’ll love this! You can write about it on your blog.’ Eeek! I was about to break it to…

    October 10, 2012