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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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Toddler Cookery Classes - Splat Cooking

I'm very proud to be launching Splat Cooking's (@splatcooking) new toddler cooking club cookery classes.  The Splat Cooking team have put so much work into planning these new classes they promise to be educational, enjoyable, fun and inspirational…

50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

The National Trust have launched a campaign to get children outside, I've been through the list and I reckon mine have done 37 of them.  Definitely fossil hunts on Redcar and Saltburn beaches, skimming stones - last week in Saltburn, we have…
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APP - Cupcakes, Muffins and Afternoon Tea

My new APP has it's own Facebook page, please click and 'like' it.  The APP itself launches in June 2012 and will be available from that date on the APP store, if you 'like' it on facebook we'll keep you updated on events, competitions and…
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Bellaverde Broccoli

This is amazing stuff, I've always thought the idea of eating 'trees' was cool but Bellaverde broccoli is even better than normal trees, they're big trees and they're sweet too. I'm really proud to say that I'm one of Bellaverde's Celebrity…
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Interview with Peach Trees and Bumble Bees

The lovely Ashley Fryer interviewed me last week for Peach Trees and Bumblebees, Ashley's fantastic recipe and foodie website blog.  It was one of those "should I give a proper grown up answer?" or "should I give a smart alec answer?", so figured…
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Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day, it falls the day before Ash Wednesday and can be between the beginning of February and mid March depending on when Easter falls. Pancake Day’s proper name is Shrove Tuesday and this is the night before…
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Chinese New Year

This year is the year of the Dragon, a very auspicious year in the Chinese calendar.  New Year starts on 23 January and the celebrations continue for the next 15 days.  We're celebrating tomorrow evening with a Chinese Banquet and if you'd…
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Foodie Advent Calendar

Splat Cooking have just launched a Foodie Advent Calendar, from 1 December they're going to be putting up a different recipe a day for the 24 days running up to Christmas. The recipes will be related to Christmas and could fall into the following…

Croque en Bouche

My big girl (15 years old) has just made croque en bouche as part of her Food Tech GCSE practical.  First time attempting spun sugar and she's done a marvellous job, in fact, her little brother thinks she's an absolute star as he's got to eat…
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When making lavender and honey...

When making lavender and honey cupcakes make sure you use lavender and not cumin seed, similar looking, totally different flavour!!!