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HOW MEAL PLANNING SAVES YOU TIME & MONEY

Years ago, meal planning was something that I never considered but now it is a necessity as far as I am concerned.   Meal planning can help in so many ways, including saving you money and time overall.  It…

leeks

A Good Eat: Luxurious Leeks

The humble leek/ leeks have been around since the times of the ancient Egyptians, which is surprising that it is one of those vegetables that can be often overlooked.   I absolutely adore the clean and mild flavour of…

Love Turkey, Hate Waste

Ok so I’m a little early deciding to post a few recipes to use your left over turkey but I have to admit to loving Christmas, although it might just be getting the chance to see all those twinkling…

wise owl tea

Time for Tea? Review of Wise Owl Tea

I was so delighted to receive my samples of Wise Owl Tea through the post* that’s because of two things, firstly any excuse to use my vintage china and secondly the quality of Wise Owl Tea is very much…

Vintage Baking: Pains Au Chocolat

It is said that Marie-Antoinnette introduced the croissant to France!  I’m not sure about that but I do know the croissant first appeared in the French dictionary in 1863! So in the spirit of the Great British Bake Off…

Vintage Baking: Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is not so much ‘vintage’ as ancient!  It dates back to Medieval times when it was thought to be named carrot pudding.  Although today’s incarnation of carrot cake came about around the 1960s when cream cheese icing…

Vintage Baking: Irish Wheaten Bread

It has become a pleasure to research vintage recipes and to attempt baking them.  I am not the best of bakers but will certainly give it a go.  I do hope you liked my vintage recipe for Pineapple Upside…

Vintage Baking: Custard Kisses

So as another week of Great British Bake Off comes to our screens I thought it would be an idea to whip up an old school favourite – custard kisses.   This is another one in my vintage recipe…