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Sharp Little Clouds – Lime and Brandy Syllabubs

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I had an urge for desserts again yesterday. A lovely light creamy squishy dessert, as against a good wintry stodgy pudding.

Normally I would have a Proper Pudding this time of year, and keep the squishy desserts for summer, but I think it was Carol’s request for a recipe for the Black Forest Cherry [… More …]

Eton Mess… in time for Wimbledon!

Eton Mess

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I’m not a huge one for elaborate desserts. I quite like quick, simple creamy ones, with fruit in there somewhere.

Eton Mess is surely one of the quickest to make, especially if, like me, you buy in your meringue shells. Home-made meringue is delicious, but to be honest, I think that the bought ones [… More …]

The Queen’s Jubilee Pannacotta

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I have been really delighted to have been sent a HUGE box of Heritage Tomatoes and Inspired micro vegetables and edible flowers from Westlands Wow, to see what a home cook can come up with in a domestic kitchen rather than a professional environment.

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Lemon Drizzle Fat Fairy Cakes

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I hate too much sweet sickly buttercream.

There I have admitted it, heresy as it would seem these days. A modern heavily iced buttercream cupcake doesn’t [… More …]

How I learnt all about #understandingblackberries …..

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It is the end of home grown summer fruit now… so sad, but it has lasted longer than usual this year with the mild autumn weather we have been having. And among the last to leave the supermarkets were the blackberries.

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The Fab Grapefruit Challenge

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It has been such a busy month, August, on the personal front I mean. No time really for any interesting foodie things, though I am hoping September will pick up somewhat, with various food festivals on the calendar for later this month.

But one of the interesting things that DID happen in August was [… More …]