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I don't know about you, but as soups go, I particularly love the "rustic-style" ones. No fuss meals where adding certain ingredients such as pasta or vegetables really add to the feel and the flavour. The use of certain leftovers in your fridge can be a great addition to your creation. For that reason,...
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Entertaining and cooking is great fun, but it can also get very stressful. No wonder Gordon Ramsay swears! ;) But entertaining can also mean a simple meal with friends without spending hours and hours slaving over a hot stove. After all, the most important reason for you to have friends round in the first place...
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You'll love this one. It's such a simple idea and so easy to make, but looks great and is always a conversation starter at the dinner table. Depending on who you've got coming for dinner, you can make this soup starter as simple or as complicated as you like. Want...
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I'm quite fussy when it comes to soup, but I do love a good mug of minestrone soup. Maybe it's because with the pasta it feels like a meal in itself. Or because minestrone can be adapted depending on the season we're in. Courgettes, cabbage or peas - whatever takes your fancy as anything goes!

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watermelon sorbet with lime

Simple 2 ingredient Watermelon & Lime Sorbet

Gorgeously sweet and juicy watermelons remind me of our family holidays we had in Turkey over the years. They are such a welcome treat on a hot day! ...
water melon fruit bowl

How to make a watermelon fruit bowl

Summer is on its' way and with any luck (please let it be a good summer!) this will mean plenty of outdoor eating and entertaining! Having a fresh fruit...
Home made hummus, hummus, home-made hummus, quick hummus recipe, hummus recipe

10 minute recipe for homemade hummus

Hummus is traditionally served with flat bread, but equally delicious as a dip with carrots, celery and cucumber. Or try it with crackers or tortillas. Sprinkled with...
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Hidden egg surprise Meatloaf with bacon

I like presenting foods that have an element of surprise and this meatloaf certainly ticks the box! Now, I mean a surprise as in a good thing. Not as...
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Vegan Salted Maple Pecan Fudge

OK, I admit .. I'm not vegan. But our daughter is, so we try to cut down on the amount of meat we consume and aim to have a...

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Make a soap dispenser from a Jack Daniel’s bottle

Re-using old bottles are such a cool and easy way to creating a quirky soap dispenser for your home. So with Father's...
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Make your own shattered marbles jewellery

I just love shiny and sparkly things (apart from mirrored furniture - it's just too much effort to keep those fingerprints off!..)....
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How to make an “Etsy inspired” punny planter

I love plants .. despite being somewhat of a self confessed plant killer! (If you feel my pain, check out this post...
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From storage jar to nautical rope candle holder

Living near the sea-side of course it's inevitable that we've got quite a few nautical accessories in our home. What am I...
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Easy spring wreath – no craft experience required!

Spring is by far my favourite season. I just love the lush green everywhere and the promise of better weather ahead (yes,...