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Chocolate and salted caramel squares

By Clare Albans / 23 Jan 2015

I’ve had a few recipes saved up for the time when we don’t have a kitchen, and this is one of them. I apologise if you’re trying to be healthy there are some links to healthier things at the bottom of this post! The original title of this recipe (which I found on the BBC…

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Ginger and dark chocolate flapjack

By Clare Albans / 13 Nov 2014

This ginger and dark chocolate flapjack recipe is a variation on our tried-and-tested squidgy flapjack recipe – ginger and dark chocolate is a classic combination and it works really well here. The chocolate melts into the flapjack and you get little hints of ginger throughout…heaven on a plate! 

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Roasted tomato and mascarpone soup | Hello! Hooray!

Roasted tomato and mascarpone soup

By Clare Albans / 29 Oct 2014

A couple of weeks ago, me and my friend Daria had a little catch up in town – we were meant to be doing LGMC errands but ended up spending most of our time having lunch…and then cake! We both had some really yummy roasted tomato and mascarpone soup for lunch, and I decided to…

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Cholesterol busting chicken curry

By Clare Albans / 22 Oct 2014

If you’re looking for a healthy but really super delicious curry recipe, then look no further! This curry is amazingly good and is taken from The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day by Dale Pinnock. It has become one of our go-to recipes because it’s also pretty quick to make, so we often make it during the week.…

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Steak and ale cobbler

By Clare Albans / 04 Oct 2014

Autumn is definitely here, which means the days are getting shorter and I just crave comfort food! As is traditional in our house, I made a Parkin to mark the start of the new season, and I made a yummy Guinness Parkin (click here for the recipe) which doesn’t use a whole can of Guinness.…

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Slow roast tomato salad

By Clare Albans / 01 Oct 2014

I work with a great team of people in my day job, and one of the things we do quite regularly is swap recipe ideas. This one is a recipe from my friend Donna – she brought this in for her lunch one day and we all did that thing where we no longer wanted…

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Chocolate mousse with fiery ginger shortbread and candied orange peel

By Clare Albans / 18 Sep 2014

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1411071182930{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]***This post is a reposting of a recipe that got lost in my blog transfer – sorry!***   If you follow me on Instagram (or you’ve seen the photos in my feed on my blog) then you may already know that yesterday our new Kitchen Aid mixer was delivered! I can’t believe…

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Blackberry curd

By Clare Albans / 07 Sep 2014

Many of you will already know that I am a huge fan of making curds.

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Bakewell cake with raspberry curd filling

By Clare Albans / 06 Sep 2014

I’ve been invited to take part in Vertbaudet’s Summer Baking challenge, and was asked to make any summery cake and share it on my blog. So this is my entry – a combination of recipes that I love to make! The cake is a Bakewell cake, which usually only consists of one layer but I…

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Project Life

By Clare Albans / 01 Aug 2014

I’m so SO excited to be starting Project Life this month – today, in fact! 🙂 Project Life has taken the scrapbooking world by storm (just in case you’ve never heard of it) and having admired the kits and bits and bobs that you can get for so long, I’m taking the plunge and starting…

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Top to skirt alteration

By Clare Albans / 29 Jul 2014

I bought this top a few years ago – I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous floral pattern! I know it looks like a dress, but it really is far too short for that…! Anyway, more recently it hasn’t fit on the top half, but I was convinced that if I had the courage…

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Pyjama trousers

By Clare Albans / 14 Jul 2014

I’ve got completely hooked on sewing clothes recently, and have done so much sewing! I feel like I’m really getting to know my machine better and I absolutely love it. I got this super fabric a little while ago to make some pyjama trousers, but I got a bit distracted by other projects before getting…

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