Want amazing home made pizza? (AD)

I first wrote this post almost four years ago now and over lockdown we got pizza kits from a local company that had pivoted their business since they couldn’t sell hot pizza from their truck.   Having those kits delivered and being able to make and cook them on our Firepod really was the highlight of our week sometimes.  We looked forward to the kits being dropped on our doorsteps

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Yorkshire Tea, jam and toast flavour

Last month I spotted on Twitter that Yorkshire Tea and released a new flavour of tea, not, as I hoped, specifically for people who like to drink their tea without milk, but flavoured with jam and toast. I mean, seriously?  Tea flavoured with jam and toast? I wasn’t impressed, as you can see from the tweet above.  I stand by that middle sentence, who in God’s name thought this was

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Curried chicken with mango dressing

This curried chicken salad with a mango yogurt dressing is the perfect weekend lunch, or lazy midweek supper.  Relatively cheap and all cooked in one dish, my favourite kind of meal! I am not normally a fan of fruit with savoury dishes (don’t get me started on pineapple on pizzas for instance) so tend to avoid things like this but actually this works and isn’t too over powering at all.

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Slow Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake

Did you know you could make a slow cooker strawberry cheesecake?   People often associate slow cookers with stews, or casseroles, or in fact anything savoury.   And most definitely wintery.   It is less often associated with sweet things.   Like cheesecake.   Cheesecake?  In a slow cooker?  I know.. I know… you think I have finally lost the plot.   But trust me, this works, and it says “summer” like nothing else.   And

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My apple punch recipe — AD

My apple punch recipe is a really simple non alcoholic drink, perfect a family get together (when we can have them again).    I was asked a little while ago if I would like to work with Jazz Apples, providing them with a recipe that would be featured in their latest e-book.  I jumped at the chance! Ten fellow bloggers were asked to submit their favourite recipes featuring Jazz Apples

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Chicken, ciabatta and green bean tray bake

Lazy chicken, ciabatta and green bean tray bake is a really simple and quick supper.  Since lockdown our days have been much more lazy, more laid back and less clock watching.  Whilst I still get up at the same time every day, and go to bed at the same time, the hours in between just merge and before I know it it’s 5pm and keen to get in front of

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Percy Pig Ice Cream — A Review.

Percy Pig ice cream     This post was originally written back in 2011 when Marks And Spencer first launched their Percy Pig ice cream lollies.   The news they had now launched it in tub form came out recently and I couldnt have been more excited.  Except because of the current restrictions on shopping, I cant get any!   So in the meantime, here is a story of the

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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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