Lavender Infused Shortbread Recipe
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The nice people at Sainsbury’s recently sent me some of their new Taste the Difference infused sugars to try. Available in lavender, vanilla and cinnamon they are designed to replace standard sugars in recipes. I’ve infused sugar with vanilla and cinnamon, myself, in the past but never lavender so I was eager to try this one out. Shortbread was the [&hellip

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Geisha Coffee
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One of the many ways that I deviate from the stereotypical Brit is that I don’t drink tea. I am not a fan, I don’t like the taste, I don’t like the aftertaste and I don’t like the way that it seems to leave a coating in my mouth like a MSG heavy meal. So for me it’s coffee all [&hellip

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Red Nose Day Cookie Challenge 2013
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A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from the nice people at Sainsbury’s, long-time supporters of Comic Relief, asking if I’d like to take part in their Red Nose Day Cookie Challenge. The idea was that to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day, I and others would bake and decorate a ‘comedic cookie creation’. Sainsbury’s would [&hellip

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Ceviche, London. Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar
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I didn’t know anything about ceviche or Peruvian cuisine before I happened across Martin Morales on Twitter. Previously working at both iTunes and Disney, Martin quit his job in 2010 to launch Ceviche in February 2012. I don’t know what it was about his tweets that drew me to want to try the cuisine, especially as ceviche is normally the kind of cuisine that [&hellip

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Chocolate & Beetroot Cake – A Great Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipe
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Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil that special someone. If you’re planning a romantic dinner at home, indulge in the perfect home-made dessert with a little help from G’NOSH  – Beetroot and Chocolate cake – made using two of the finest aphrodisiacs known to man, chilli and chocolate, which are bound to set the pulses racing. The cake [&hellip

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Soy Blackened Mackerel with a G’NOSH Smoky Black Bean risotto
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I’m all for an easy life, me. So although I do as much shopping as I can at farm shops and farmers markets and we always try and cook rather than open a ready meal, sometimes you just want to open a container and leave it at that.  Of course, that doesn’t mean I want to compromise on quality. I [&hellip

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Gluten Free Sweet Mandarin Sauces
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I’ve never really paid a lot of attention to the small part of the supermarket aisle dedicated to gluten free products, not being gluten intolerant myself. Although I’ve seen a few small producers championing their gluten free ranges, which I’m sure are excellent, I doubt I would have chosen a gluten free product over a standard one. So despite the fact that [&hellip

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Rustic Indian: A New Fresh Range Of Punchy Punjabi Flavours For Foodies
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Rustic Indian is a new range of four fresh, chilled Punjabi spice blend bases for home cooking, using the finest blends of authentic ingredients and traditional Punjabi recipes prepared from scratch. Forget the gloopy, bland, preservative-packed jars of ready-made curry sauces which currently saturate the supermarkets: Rustic Indian promises to revolutionise this category with nutritious, healthy sauces, chilled to keep their [&hellip

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Win a Nip + Fab Ultimate Pamper Kit in our Giveaway
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Although this is primarily a food blog I thought, as it was Christmas, I’d diversify a little and recognise that it’s also a very stressful time of year, what with menu planning, present shopping and wrapping to contend with. So what better time than to take a little bit of “me time” and pamper yourself for a change. The nice [&hellip

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ffresh Restaurant’s Christmas Music Night.
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On the 3rd December, ffresh at the Wales Millennium  Centre launched it’s program of events for Christmas 2012 with a Christmas Music Night. This is the latest event in series of live music nights where diners get entertained by members of the Welsh National Opera Chorus in between courses. MrsA and I were fortunate enough to be invited along to [&hellip

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