Christmas 2010

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In the Bag: Cooking the Month of December

For this month’s ‘In the Bag’ food blogging event, my co-host, Scott of the delicious blog Real Epicurean, and I are getting festive! Take a look at what we’ve put in the bag: Chocolate Nuts Cream For those of you…

Back to the Roots of Mexican Cuisine

Not so long ago the words ‘Mexican food in London’ are likely to have conjured up images of brightly painted cartoon eateries with sombrero-clad waiters serving up fajitas and jugs of cheap margarita to hen parties (ah, those were the…

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful!

Having sat and watched as the north of the country became blanketed in snow I was very pleased when it came my way. And boy, did it come. Read post.

Wild Rabbit Stew (with Cook’s Treat)

November’s ‘In the bag’ event, hosted by Scott at Real Epicurean featured game, one of the things I most look forward to cooking in the autumn. My local butcher usually has rabbit available, albeit in his freezer as I guess…

The Snow Day Bake-Off

I love snow and I’ve been wistfully following the flurries around the UK on the news, Twitter, blogs and Facebook, wondering if it will head my way. I have a section in my new cookbook listing things to do on snow days and I’m looking forward to doing them when I get my own snow day. Until then, I thought it would be fun if we have a little food blogging event and you can send me pictures of the snow where you are so I get to see it, along with the lovely bakes you make. What do you think; sound like fun? Read post.

A Touch of Spice for a Winter’s Chill

Once again a cold snap has descended and I’ve become surgically attached to my hot water bottle of an evening. Anything that offers warmth and cosiness is what I want to have around me right now: freshly laundered blankets; bowls of hot porridge; thick woollen scarfs. It’s forecast to get even colder with snow on its way so I shall continue to cocoon myself. Read post.

Announcing the Winners of the Signed Copies of ‘A Slice …

Thank you so much for all your kind comments on my previous post. As promised, I have picked 3 winners at random and they will each receive a signed copy of my new cookbook. They are: Commenter number 21: Jo…