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Christmas Pudding Alternatives
Are you scratching your head thinking of the perfect ending to a Christmas day feast this year? Will the traditional Christmas Pudding just not cut it for you or your guests… or both? Are you decidedly un-festive until the very last minute and a store bought variety doesn’t have quite what mama used to make? ...
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We’ve all been there, the annual, “how are we going to cook the turkey” this year moment. It’s normal, we’re human and we’re not all chefs who know the best way to baste, tenderise or even let rest to what is the biggest thing that will enter your oven unless you have a very ambidextrous...
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You’ve just bought a brand new kitchen, or you’re looking at buying one and whilst your mind wanders around all the things you now need for your new living area, there is something that will spring to mind when you’re clearing away brochures or designs; “Why are the worktops not cluttered?” Yes, the worktop cluttering...
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When it comes to the Supper Club there is probably less exciting time than January; or so you think. You see, you will have been bombarded with this notion of “clean eating” a concept so misguided it takes the fun out of food, life and anything resembling fun. Alas, there is no such thing and...
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Christmas has been and gone. You’ve cleaned up, you’re getting your life into some sort of order and then boom, New Year’s plans are right in front of you. From singing a song which you still don’t quite know the words to, to making last minute changes and arrangements, life’s a little complicated in these...
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When it comes to the festive holidays there are some major guarantees. Food, drink, family, family arguments over TV rights/growing pains and well, the TV. That’s right, with over 100m hours expected to be spent in front of the TV screen this Christmas, it got us thinking, will Die Hard be on Christmas eve, or...
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Over the Christmas period, the UK sells 370 million mince pies. That’s right, 370 million. The average brit eats 27 mince pieces each and more worryingly, 74 million mince pies get thrown out each year. If you wanted to know what contributed to some of the biggest food waste (and expanding waistlines) here is your...
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If Jona Lewie was to believed, thanks to his 1980 hit, you “could always find him in the kitchen at parties.” Of course, we would naturally say that you should find yourself in the kitchen at parties, after all that’s what we make, kitchens. However with the advent of larger kitchen dining areas, and more...
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” especially if Andy Williams is to be believed. Whilst Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Wizard play in the background and conversations rapture around last minute Christmas gifts, where to spend the celebrations and who will be cooking, it’s a great time to remind ourselves that December...
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Dare we say the ‘C’ word yet? There is the universal rule of thumb, when John Lewis show their Christmas advert, you can. Never before, perfectly ok after. It signifies the start of the festive season for many, and thanks to #bustertheboxer and his antics on the trampoline, we can start panicking… we mean, preparing,...
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