Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

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By now, most people will have either given up on those hastily-made resolutions or doubled down on gymming, dieting and giving alcohol the boot after an indulgent festive period. I am neither – I’ve only written down two goals for the coming year which are hardly breakable at this point but I’ve yet to pull… 

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Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

The day after Halloween, I went for a wander into town armed with vouchers and without any thought of the next impending holiday. But as I searched the stores, with most clothes suddenly transformed into swathes of sequins and glitter, I could hear a familiar hum on the speakers. Interspersed with the usual songs were… 

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Gingerbread Pumpkins

Pumpkin Gingerbread

It’s 1.37am and with a flick of my wrist, the last tiny face has been iced onto an array of gingerbread pumpkins. I sigh happily, inviting Chris over to look at my handiwork. I begin to wish I had red food colouring powder to give these creatures rosy cheeks or perhaps to add a golden… 

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Mushroom and Toasted Walnut Pesto Linguine

Jars of pesto are boring. Sure they are convenient, but you’ll open one jar, use a spoonful and then it will linger in the back of the fridge alongside some black pitted olives, slowly sprouting some nice looking mould to scare you when you open it again a month later. To avoid this little green… 

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cookies

  It’s January 2012, the month of detoxes, painful gym membership fees and sighing longingly in the mirror at your Christmas food baby. And here I am, asking you to make cookies. What sort of blog post is that? I should probably post you a fabulous salad recipe, or invest in a juicer to make… 

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Blackberry and Bramley Apple Crumble

What has happened to the snow? I’m sure that less than a week ago, we were all promised thick blankets of the white fluffy stuff, a threat of major traffic chaos and a polite shove towards the welly section in Primark. Although the traffic chaos has stayed (hello Hurricane Bawbag), the weather seems to have… 

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A Very Christmassy Breakfast (Or How to Use Up Christmas Leftovers)

Ok, so I know that Christmas has barely even started and most of you probably haven’t even seen the Christmas Coca-Cola advert yet (the true indication of the holidays), but trust me, you will fall head over heels for these spiral rolls that capitalise Christmas with a very cranberry capital C. After recipe testing for… 

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