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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.
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Magimix - the easiest machine to use EVER!

Small boy (aged 10) had a sale to raise money for his form's chosen charity today.  He decided that his team were going to have a bake sale, they were given instructions on what to make and he spent most of Sunday baking.  On the list…
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It's Christmas - beat the recession and make your gifts

  Just finished Bill Buckley's Sunday Lunch show on BBC Oxford where we've been talking about making edible Christmas presents with the help of Rachel Allen on dial in, pity she couldn't have been in the studio but it was good to…

Oat Crunchies

Oat Crunchies are like homemade Hob Nobs, quick and easy to make, delicious with a cup of tea and you could temper some chocolate and dip them to make chocolate versions
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Halloween cupcakes and glow in the dark icing

The children at Splat Cooking's Saturday morning club decorated Halloween cupcakes this weekend and here are the amazing photos.  We also made glow in the dark icing, although it's not really glow in the dark as you need a black or UV light…
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Halloween Food

Beetroot Hummus on YouTube Beetroot hummus is delicious and as good for Halloween parties as it is as a starter for dinner parties throughout the year, very simple to make but tasting amazing.  The YouTube version is already up and the recipe…
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Beetroot and Walnut Hummus - great for Halloween

Beetroot hummus is healthy, packed with vitamins and antioxidants and also brilliant for using at Halloween parties for a gruesome purple dip.
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Jam making goes underground

Did you ever think that homemade jam could become a black market item?  I have a vision of those glorious women of the WI, the doyennes of the home made jam industry setting up illegal jam shops where Afternoon Tea is served in the dark with…
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Thame Food Festival

Yesterday dawned lovely and sunny and we all breathed a sign of relief as it was Thame Food Festival and we'd waited a whole year for this amazing food festival and were desperately hoping that it wouldn't rain. I was kicking off the first…
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GlitterGate - the drama continues

After much goings on over the past few months the team over at Splat Cooking have just withdrawn EdAble Art Glitter from sale due to current labels being on contravention of the Food Safety Act 1990, here's the article for further info http://www.splatcooking.net/blog/new-products/2012/09/edable-art-glitter-withdrawn-for-the-moment/ Splat…
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Damson Jam

It's September, it's sunny, grab your boots and get outside with the kids to gather damsons from the hedgerows and go home and make jam with them.  Damson jam is seriously good, homemade damson jam tastes nothing like the stuff you get…