Lemonade Scones recipe

A quick and easy lemonade scones recipe I have been making this recipe for about 20 years, simply because the first time I heard about it I thought it was just too bonkers to be serious.  And then once I had done it a few times and realised it did actually work it became my “go to” scone recipe. It is also a great way of getting children involved in

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My top five home made ice cream recipes

I realised recently whilst doing some blog admin that I have quite a few ice cream recipes so I have rounded them up into my top five ice cream recipes to make it easier to find them all! Ice cream is one of those magic desserts for me.  It can be really mundane or it can be knock your socks off incredible, and actually it isnt a case of the

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National Tea Day

National Tea Day As National Tea Day on April 21st in the UK is a day I felt I couldn’t let go unnoticed given that my actual name is T.  Okay so maybe that is my nickname but it still feels like a day I should mark.   There is also an International Tea Day in December should you want to read a post I wrote about that a few

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Banana, maple and pecan bread

Banana, maple and pecan bread The internet seems to be awash with banana bread recipes at the moment and it seems you can’t be in lockdown unless you have made one.  So you don’t really need another recipe but, well you’re here now so I am going to share this one: Banana, maple and pecan bread   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour

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Not Gregg’s sausage and bean melt

If you’ve never tried a Gregg‘s sausage and bean melt then you don’t know what you are missing.   And if you HAVE tried one, well, you will really be missing the fact you can’t grab one of these at the moment.  They aren’t a regular staple in our house but something about not being able to buy one as we self isolate is really making me want to buy

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International Waffle Day is today

International Waffle is today!  25th March and whilst everything around us seems to be changing I need to recognise days like this just to feel some semblance of normality, don’t you? Since international Waffle Day also falls around Easter I decided a few years ago to combine the two and decided I would experiment a bit.  Regular readers will know I am a huge fan of waffles and that this

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The best gifts for the chocoholic in your life — AD

The best gifts for the chocoholic in your life We all have that one person in our lives who are addicted to chocolate. But what do you buy for the person who has an insatiable desire for cocoa goodness? If you are struggling to find a unique gift for the chocolate lover in your life, here are some ultimate chocolate gift ideas to get the gears turning. You are sure

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In praise of a supermarket breakfast (AD)

In praise of a supermarket breakfast People often talk about the amazing breakfast they have in a cute, Instagram worthy, cafe but we don’t very often see discussions in praise of a supermarket breakfast do we? Why is that?  Why don’t we see people talking about the fact you can get a cracking breakfast at a really reasonable price at the same time as doing the weekly shop.   Maybe

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Turkey and Vegetable Bake

Turkey and vegetable bake is the ultimate in mid week comfort food.  Though to be fair Mondays are the worst day of the week for cooking for me.  I am tired after the weekend, invariably there is nothing in the fridge, I am chasing my tail to try and get ahead of myself and plan the week, oh and dinner needs to be early as Mr B is out on

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Chicken Akni

Chicken Akni is a mildly spiced, one dish, easy meal that is very similar to a biriyani.  It wasn’t a dish I knew until I was looking for something quick and easy to do for dinner that would use up some chicken that needed eating! Having now cooked it though it will definitely be on our list of things we have regularly.  Mostly because once prepared you shove it in

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Christmas Pudding Crumble

Christmas Pudding Crumble We had a couple of puddings leftover this year and I know in theory we could keep them until next year but I am really bad at buying things, shoving them in a cupboard, forgetting about them and then buying them again.  So I was determined that this year that didn’t happen, hence needing ideas for leftovers. In previous years I have made truffles from the pudding

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Mulled Cider Recipe

.Ever thought about mulling cider?  It is a little more subtle than mulled wine so here is a mulled cider recipe. This is a really quick recipe for mulled cider that you can either make to entertain friends or you can just make the bouquets and put them in a tin or a basket and give them as a gift. For the bouquets you will need a large Le Creuset

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