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Instagram gallery: June 2014

By Clare Albans / 30 Jun 2014

This year is absolutely flying by – I can hardly believe I’m putting together my Instagram gallery for June! It has been a fun month of crafting and I’ve learnt so many new skills

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World Cup Cake Off: The results

By Clare Albans / 28 Jun 2014

  So, in case you missed it earlier in the week, me and Tom had a World Cup Cake Off! We took our cakes to work on Monday (thankfully, they made it in one piece) and shared them out around the office. And the unanimous result is…

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Aubergine and chilli tagliolini

By Clare Albans / 26 Jun 2014

  I tried out this recipe this evening and it’s really easy, really tasty and low fat – brilliant! I halved the quantities here for the two of us, except for the 400g tin of chopped tomatoes. I think next time I’d put a whole chilli in for 2 people, but that’s just personal preference!…

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World Cup Cake Off

By Clare Albans / 22 Jun 2014

  In 2006, we were very lucky to get tickets to go to some of the World Cup matches in Germany – I’m not a huge football fan, but I must admit that going to matches is far more exciting than watching it on TV! As the 2010 games were in South Africa (and going…

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Warm raspberry and orange cupcakes with an orange sugar drizzle

By Clare Albans / 01 Jun 2014

I haven’t done any baking for such a long time because we’ve been trying to eat more healthily recently, but we had a couple of days off this week and I just fancied doing a bit! I decided to look for a new recipe with fresh raspberries and came across this one – these cupcakes…

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Lemon posset

By Clare Albans / 25 May 2014

Lemon posset is one of those things that I’ve seen on loads of cookery shows, but have never got around to making – until now! It’s surprisingly easy to make and tastes delicious, so if you’re looking for something to make for friends I’d highly recommend it. The amounts here serve 2 people, but you…

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DIY Filofax inserts

By Clare Albans / 17 May 2014

  I seem to have been working on loads of things that I can’t quite share with you at the moment, so I’m really pleased to be able to share this project with you at last! I had been meaning to revamp my Filofax inserts for ages but didn’t get around to it for the…

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Tutorial: how to make a floral bouquet

By Clare Albans / 16 May 2014

The School of Thrift has had a wedding theme for the last couple of weeks, and it has been really inspiring to see lots of ideas on the Festival of Thrift Google+ page! [Edit: Google+ now no longer exists, so you’ll have to believe me!). I’ve already written a tutorial post about how to make…

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Ukulele baby bodysuit

By Clare Albans / 09 May 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This cute baby project was inspired by something that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago – unfortunately I can’t find out where the original link came from before it was posted on a tumblr account. If anyone can help me out with that, let me know! The original is actually a guitar bodysuit,…

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Eastern-spiced shepherd’s pie with Bombay potato topping

By Clare Albans / 03 May 2014

We made this dish using leftovers from the roast shoulder of lamb with herbs and honey, and both dishes are truly delicious. I must apologise for the photo of this one – I was so hungry when I took it so it’s a bit blurry, oops! But I promise you it is worth making!

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Roast shoulder of lamb with herbs and honey served with roast red onions and basil

By Clare Albans / 02 May 2014

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK this weekend – hooray! No Sunday night feeling this weekend 🙂 If you’re planning to cook something a little special, then look no further – we made this amazing lamb dish at Easter and it is my new favourite. It serves 4 people but we served 2 people with…

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Instagram gallery: April 2014

By Clare Albans / 30 Apr 2014

Here’s my Instagram gallery for April – a month when lots of cake was eaten!

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