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Gusto, West Bridgford

I’ve been settled with my other half for more than ten years now. Back when we got together meeting someone was still based around mates introducing you or getting sufficiently tipsy in a pub/club that talking to a total stranger … Continue reading

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Kale, Potato and Chicken Curry

I’ve been ill for a few weeks now. Disgusting cold/sinus making all food taste like cotton wool and headaches that make me feel permanently hungover. To try to self-medicate , when I can face eating my food has been getting … Continue reading

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Burn’s Night

Well I said I was back and I said it would be honest and this is the kind of thing I was coming up with 8 months before I had Emily . Haggis and Pomegranate Flatbreads So beautiful and trust … Continue reading

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Kimchi

When I became a Mum 5 years ago.  I lost myself. I worked out eventually how to be a Mum,  enough to do it a second time and once I went back to work I remembered how to be the … Continue reading

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Warm Apple Cake

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js It’s been a lovely summer with Em at home and making the most of the garden we have had beans , courgettes, blackberries, plums and strawberries . Turning to Autumn we are picking Apples from our tree for the … Continue reading

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Beef and Vegetable Moroccan Stew

Em’s lovely nursery recently revamped their menus. I thought was pretty good before but now they have really gone all our with variety Here are few of the mains Szechuan Pork and Basmati Rice Carrot and Coriander with Orange Zucchini … Continue reading

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Hoisin Pork with Pancakes

This is an alternative to chinese crispy duck pancakes , delicious from Chinese restaurants but a pain to cook at home , I’ve done it but burnt fingers from stripping boiling duck really aren’t worth it . In this a … Continue reading

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Kale and Smoked Mackerel Kedgeree.

I was saying yesterday , I hate cooking. The thing that used to be my relaxation has rapidly become a miserable depressing chore. Done whilst a child wines or cries. Shopping done on sterile online shopping. And worst since I … Continue reading

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Everything All In Soup

Em is 3 years old now and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new baby. The optimist in me hopes she will continue to be a good helper . As she is at the age where she wants to do … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Banana Gruffalo Cake – Emily’s 3rd Birthday

This is the first year Emily has been big enough to be able to ask what kind of cake she wanted. The answer was an instant “Gruffalo” . After some googling a 3D cake seemed rather out of my skill-set and with … Continue reading

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