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Seasonal Food in December

For me, December is all about the lead up to Christmas and that means it’s filled with seasonal flavours and smells like cinnamon, ginger, citrus and …. well, sprouts. Now is the time that I do my present shopping – mainly online because frankly it’s so much less stressful. I do however treat myself to an annual […]

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Seasonal Food in November

November has arrived, bringing with it a blanket of fog (in Nottingham at least). I’ve often found that fog, rather like snow, seems to induce a childlike frenzy of emotion in otherwise mature and well-rounded adults.  Some find it exciting and mysterious, others, creepy and eerie. A few think it’s just plain gloomy. For me, fog awakens […]

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Seasonal Food for October

Well, here we are again.  The start of another month.  As the days grow shorter, so does the time we have left until Christmas.  In fact we have just 12 weeks until another year’s turkey and stockings are stuffed. If the sheer mention of the ‘c’ word fills you with a sense of dread then […]

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7 Day Meal Plan for Busy People

Too busy to plan your meals? Looking for recipe inspiration? In desperate need of food that’s easy and quick to make but still tasty and satisfying? Hurrah – this meal plan is for you! Planning your week’s meals can be rather fun. Browsing recipes books, looking online and daydreaming about the lovely things you could […]

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Recipe: Spiced Apple Butter

Filling your entire home with the smell of apples and spice, every mouthful packs an autumnal punch. Enjoy the sheer alchemy as the apples, cider, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar are transformed into a mass of molten, burnished heaven… How many crumbles does it take to empty an apple tree? If you’re lucky enough to have […]

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The Apples of My Eye

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Martin Luther Today’s post is a little different – partly because I’ve been a touch under the weather and so haven’t made it to the kitchen much over […]

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In Season in September

It only seems like yesterday that I was writing this post for August and looking forward to the joys of figs and crayfish.  However, here we are at the start of September and perhaps more significantly, the arrival of Autumn. The bold colours of summer are subtly changing to burnished reds and golds. The wild flowers that carpeted […]

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