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Top 10 Cupboard Essentials

Top 10 Cupboard Essentials

If you could choose only 10 kitchen store-cupboard must-haves,
what would they be?

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The Delights of Spanish Olive Oil

Spanish olive groves – simply stunning!

Something that recently perked me up, and reminded me of summer, was a delivery from Spanish olive oil merchant Fincalink – a website devoted to promoting the advantages of eating beautifully fresh olive oil, delivered directly from the growers, which are based all over Spain.

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Review of Jo Wheatley’s ‘A Passion for Baking’ and interview with Jo

Jo Wheatley a Passion for Baking

Jo Wheatley impressed the nation with her amazing baking skills on BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off and after winning the competition in 2011 went on to write ‘A Passion for Baking’ – I meet her to talk family and baking.

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Kitchen time-saving tips for busy people!

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If you can think ahead when it comes to preparing meals –whether for the children, to eat together as a family, or for two invariably tired parents, then you have already won half the battle in the kitchen, I find.

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Everything I have done this morning before leaving for work

Everything I have done this morning before leaving for work…

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The best ever family recipes from Mumsnet

Recipes for mums!

Having a bit of time off has given me the chance to take a proper look at Top Bananas! The best ever family recipes from Mumsnet by the ever-so-talented Crumbs sisters, Lucy and Claire McDonald…

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Awesome fun at The Lego Movie

“Eat me!”

As regular readers will know, I was really looking forward to seeing The Lego Movie with the children.

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6 things I have learnt this Christmas

Stop! Police! Step away from the mince pies.

We hosted Christmas this year. Cor, it’s hard work. And I didn’t even cook the Christmas Day lunch; my lovely husband was in charge of proceedings!

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Baby-Led Weaning: The lowdown

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I met my dear friend Camilla for lunch the other day. She brought her delectable baby son Zeb with her, who is 16 months old.

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Apple rings make the world look brilliant!

So, fruit. The packed-with-vitamins, portable, healthy snack of choice for parents … and, frustratingly, sometimes a tough sell, let’s face it.

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