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BAKING & COOKING TIPS

As a lot of you will no doubt be cooking or baking over the Easter holidays, I thought I would write a list of tips. Yes, they seem ridiculously obvious, but as someone who cooks and bakes a lot, I have to admit that I still forget to do even the…

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CINNAMON PECAN ROLLS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

I recently saw this video for Cinnamon Buns on Tasty on Buzzfeed, and watching the video, my tummy immediately started rumbling and my mouth started watering. The video made it look so easy I popped straight to the supermarket to get a few ingredients I didn’t have in the kitchen, then…

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LONDON > GLASGOW

I recently moved to Glasgow after 18 years in London. When I initially moved to London I thought it would be for 2-3 years tops, but London has a habit of sucking you in then grabbing hold of you with its Peter Pan mentality, fooling you into thinking you’re not…

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YOGHURT PANNA COTTA TART

Donna Hay is one of my favourite cookbook authors. Her magazine and best-selling books are filled with beautiful tasting recipes accompanied by stunning images. They’re a pleasure to look at, and even better to cook from. Its been 15 years since Donna Hay launched her magazine and to celebrate, she recently released…

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BLISSFUL BALI, A FOOD LOVERS PARADISE

Everyone has a favourite place, right? It could be a favourite city, a favourite country, it could be your kitchen. Somewhere where you feel truly peaceful and happy. I have many places I love… London, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, New York, Pollenca in Mallorca, Nashville, New Orleans, Thailand. I have had many wonderful…

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bakery47, Glasgow

having recently moved to Glasgow, i have been spending a lot of my time eating my way around the city, discovering the food scene here. one name that kept creeping up in conversations was bakery47. everyone i met asked me if i’d been yet, so a couple of weekends ago, my friend and…

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21212, EDINBURGH

Edinburgh holds a very special place in my heart. I studied there many moons ago and over the years have visited at least twice a year, and always for the Edinburgh Festival in August which I haven’t missed in over 20 years. Each time I visit, I fall in love…

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CHOCOLATE CAKES WITH BAILEYS SALTED CARAMEL

I am a huge lover of Baileys but I do tend to forget it for a large chunk of the year…until the temperature starts to drop. That’s when I get back into my hot chocolate game and the Baileys comes out to play. (If I’m being really indulgent I melt…

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CLASSIC TEAROOM CHOCOLATE VICTORIA SPONGE

One of my favourite baking recipe books is Annie Bell’s Baking Bible. Its a fantastic book filled with straightforward, easy to follow classic recipes for cookies & biscuits, traybakes, sponge cakes, cheesecakes, chocolate cakes, tarts, pies, brownies, breads and meringues. One of my favourite recipes is this classic tearoom chocolate…

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BLACK DOVE, GLASGOW

The South side of Glasgow isn’t known for its restaurants. In Glasgow, Finnieston is the area to head for if you want really good food but for South siders, its frustrating that there is not much nearby, with the exception of The Glad Cafe. Fortunately, Black Dove in Shawlands is…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT HAMPERS 2016

Everyone loves a good hamper, don’t they? And with this being the season of giving, what’s better than the gift of food? Christmas is a time for indulging…forget about the diets, its all about letting go, undoing the top button on your jeans or unzipping your skirt and diving head…

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