Category Archives: Weekend Cooking

Tea for One!

I have always been a huge tea drinker, although a bit of a philistine, nothing fancy or flavoured, but a nice general every day breakfast tea. I sat earlier this week reading a few blogs from fellow tea drinkers. and … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #21 – The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel

This was one of those books that I bought because the cover appealed. It sat on my growing pile of books to be read and when a long standing friend mentioned it to me in an email, asking where would … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Cake

A version of this post appeared back in 2010 originally. I have repeated it here with a few tweaks! My Grandmother spotted this Christmas Cake recipe in a copy of Woman Magazine, and since then both my Mum and I  have used … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Holiday Foods

This post was originally posted in 2010 and is repeated here, with a few tweaks! My Grandmother always used to buy hamper coupons from the Unigate milkman, I don’t know if she received any special discount as my Grandfather had … Continue reading

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The Land where Lemons Grow by Helene Attlee

I firmly believe that the way we can understand our genealogy is to read and become aware of the historical, and perhaps other aspects in the way of life relating to the historical community that we hail from. By way … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking ~ Burns Night

Across the globe, thousands of people with Scottish Heritage celebrate the birth of the Scottish Poet Rabbie Burns on 25 January. Traditionally there is a Burns Supper of Haggis, Neep and Tatties to celebrate the event. Rabbie Burns 1759 – 1796 The … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas – Seasonal Breeze

As promised, this is the first of four posts taken from this delightful book. The first is a refreshment called Seasonal Breeze (page 11) and does not contain any alcohol. The recipe is simple. 1 part chilled cranberry juice 1 … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Nigella Christmas

I am cheating ever so slightly and writing this post in January! Just before last Christmas I caught on the television the end of Nigella Christmas the TV programme. I was inspired with one of her recipes and had to … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Cheese & Beer by Janet Fletcher

I had a real urge to eat a huge chuck of cheddar through this book. It is a rather fascinating account of which beers to drink and whilst consuming various cheeses. A huge focus on beers of the US, but … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – Devil Delight’s Pancakes

As some of you may know we spent 5 weeks recently in Australia. What a wonderful time we had, with family and friends and visiting new places and revisiting some others. We had the chance to spend a few days … Continue reading

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