Dinner at the Giggling Squid

It is rare that we go out for dinner.  We have a kitchen full of gadgets to help with cooking and if we can’t be bothered to use them, then we generally have a takeaway.   So when Giggling Squid asked if we would like to find out more about their restaurant we jumped at

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A week in France — Chez Bebelle

It’s easy to say that you have a new favourite restaurant.  Or a place that you remember for all the wrong reasons.  We had a shocking lunch just before we went to France, and equally today I have had quite possibly the best fish and chips I have ever had.  At the time they are

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Scotch Creme Eggs — Thermomix style

  These bad boys seem to be everywhere at the moment, certainly on my Instagram feed so I thought I would have a go at them, you know me, I love a confectionery bandwagon to jump on.    I also wanted to see if I could adapt a recipe for use with the Thermomix as

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Gin of the month — March — Rock Rose spring

  This week it has finally felt like spring has arrived.   There are daffodils on the verges, the birds are singing and when the sun comes out there is a real warmth to it.   With it comes a desire to bunk off work to sit in the garden with a mug of tea

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Homemade chocolate hazelnut spread

It’s pancake day! Or Shrove Tuesday to give it its official title.   Though in this house today is “get all the work done so you can hot foot it up to London to a charity comedy gig and overnight stay in a swanky hotel in Leicester Square day”.  But that last one doesn’t trip

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Gin of the month — February — Ungava

  I admit,  publishing my gin of the month post for February at 10am on a Monday morning is pushing the limits of acceptable behaviour, even by my standards.   By rights it should be a weekend post, or a Friday night one maybe.  Not 10am on a Monday morning.   But hear me out.

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Gin of the Month — January — Jawbox

There was a time when the front door was left unlocked. When the kitchen was the scullery.  And in the tiny scullery stood this big sink. Clothes and dishes and weans got washed there. A lot of craic was heard around a jawbox.  It still is. From the moment I first heard about this gin I

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