#GBBO Pastry week — Bakewell Tart

This one is not the prettiest thing in the world but bearing in mind the deadline for entries this week is in six hours and my tart is still warm, this is as good as it gets I am afraid! It was this or the Danish Pastries and at 6.30pm there is no way I

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Dear Sam

I am not sure if you were there when we arrived, or if you came along after us.   But as we sat and waited for our drinks to arrive I noticed you further up the street, just over Mr B’s shoulder.   You were washing your neck, using a cloth being dipped in a

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Mummy Barrow Gin Club

  It seems strange that it was only a couple of years ago that I had never tried gin.  That when asked if I wanted a G&T I would always say “hmm no thanks, I don’t like it”.   And now here I am launching my gin club.    But since realising it wasn’t gin

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National Curry Week

National Curry Week 2016– the Chicken Tikka Masala It’s National Curry Week coming up on the 10th October and so rubbish cook though I am I shall be having a bash at a curry or two. I remember being really surprised back in 2001 when Robin Cook was on the news saying that Chicken Masala

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Window Wednesday — Deal Castle

We have Catherine of Aragon to thank for Deal Castle.  Sort of.   When Henry VIII decided he wanted to annul the marriage it caused ructions with the Pope of the time, and also with Catherine’s nephew who just happened to  be Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.   Having  annoyed these two men Henry

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Tea without bags or in fact tea

I know.  I don’t really know where to start with this one but when I heard about an “innovation” in the making of tea on the Food Programme on  Radio 4 last week my ears pricked up. As you know, I am a huge lover of tea.  Our Sage Appliances tea maker is one of my

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#GBBO Batter week — Bounty Waffles

I know.  They didn’t make waffles on #GBBO last week, even though it was batter week.  They did churros (we don’t have a deep fat fryer), filled Yorkshires (I didn’t have time) or lacy pancakes (yeah, can you imagine me, the heavy handed one trying to make lace pancakes?!).     Nope if I am

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