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    Rising excitement

    October 6, 2015

    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 least eight million die-hard fans out there. But we are probably, definitely, certainly the keenest. For our family, the Bake Off has taken on an added piquancy since I went sugar free a few months ago. While last year I would think nothing of knocking out…

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    In a jam

    I tried a little experiment today. Yesterday, Child Two baked the most delicious scones, which seemed like the perfect moment to get out my homemade apricot and strawberry jams (yep, I should definitely get…

    September 24, 2012
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    Sweet thought

    Unexpected acts of kindness are so lovely, aren’t they? Yesterday, via email, I received a recipe for dairy-free brownies from a friend who had just heard about Child 2’s lactose intolerance. I admit that I used…

    March 23, 2012
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    Cambodian Cook-Off

    I’m enjoying the Tesco Real Food Cook-Off show on Channel 5, shown on Tuesdays at 7.30pm – not least because lovely Tesco have asked me to try out some of the recipes at home.…

    October 7, 2011