• 5 MOUTHWATERING VINTAGE RETRO DESSERTS TO TAKE YOU DOWN MEMORY LANE

    September 27, 2017 admin

    There’s nothing I enjoy more than tucking in to dessert.  Even more so though when that dessert reminds me of my grandmother or my childhood.  I wanted to share with you some mouth-watering vintage desserts that are my favourites.   I hope they take you back down memory lane and bring back some happy memories, as they do for me.  If you’d like to make some of these recipes head over to my related posts: Making a Pineapple Upside Down…

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    LET’S CELEBRATE NATIONAL CUPCAKE WEEK & GIVEAWAY

    September 18, 2017 admin

    Who can resist a yummy cupcake?  No, me neither.  You can either get those aprons on, whisks in hand and bake those delicious cupcakes.  Or, like me you can always nip to the shop and just buy them!   Whatever you decide, I wanted to celebrate national cupcake week by giving you the chance to enter my competition to win this delightful handmade vintage cake stand.  It’s what I call a personal cake stand.  The reason is simple.  It’s a…

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    10 WAYS TO CHOP YOUR FAMILY FOOD BILL

    August 9, 2017 admin

    Summer is well and truly in full swing as parents try their best to keep children occupied for the long 8-week school holidays.  According to research the average family food shop doubles over the school holidays!    No wonder so many parents feel the pinch during this time.   Below are some tips to help you trim your food budget during the summer holidays.   Set a Budget The most effective way of cutting back is to set yourself a budget…

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    WHAT VEGETABLES I’M GROWING IN MY GARDEN THIS SUMMER

    June 10, 2017 admin

    As you know I love all things vintage.  So you probably know then that I love watching vintage sitcoms such as The Good Life.  I would love to live off the land just like Tom and Barbara.  I love growing my own vegetables but I have to admit I’m not very good at it!  Over the years I have attempted many things with little success.  So this year I have decided to concentrate on two things.  Surely I can’t go…

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  • leeks

    A Good Eat: Luxurious Leeks

    February 7, 2017 admin

    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 leeks that take on board whatever spices you happen to throw at them.  Cooking them at a low heat means you can use them for a base of soup or even pasta sauces.  Let’s face it they can replace onions in…

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