Author Archives: Vicky

Christmas & Turkey Leftovers – Pasta

I’ve been in pursuit of a new recipe to use leftover meat from the Christmas lunch. We’ve still got plenty of turkey and ham left over and today my husband and I made a delicious meal that really made us … Continue reading

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A Feast of Photos – Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival

Just a couple of weeks ago, on holiday in Norfolk, we visited the Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival. It is in the Parish Church, where local charities decorate trees, leaving a bucket for donations underneath. It was a beautiful event, over … Continue reading

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How Not To Get Fat. Your Daily Diet by Ian Marber

‘How Not To Get Fat – Your Daily Diet’ is Nutritional Therapist, Ian Marber’s latest book and will be on sale from January. So what can you learn by reading this book? Well, I’m a food blogger and like to … Continue reading

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Christmas Biscuits

This year, saving on the pennies, I made gifts for my husband’s work colleagues. After seeing some Christmas Star Biscuits for sale as a gift in a posh delicatessant I decided to make my own Spiced Christmas Biscuits. I wrapped … Continue reading

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George’s Christmas Cake

Sometime ago I blogged about a cake I made my son that had no refined sugar, no fat and no dairy. Yes, can you believe it???!!!!! I called it George’s cake, because he loved it and I had designed it … Continue reading

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Winter Coleslaw

Last week I cooked jacket potatoes with chilli; when I went to make a salad I realised I had used up all my lettuce earlier in the week. No matter how much I meal plan I usually run out of … Continue reading

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Cheese Scones

A few weeks ago I was delighted to be a Guest Blogger on James Ramsden’s blog – he was in The Times Top 40 International Bloggers list! Today I’m pleased to share my blog post for all those who did … Continue reading

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10 Healthy Ways To Lose Weight

Every magazine I see seems to be doing a diet for Christmas – ‘How to lose half a stone in 2 weeks’ – you know the type of thing! I like to think of healthy eating as a constant diet … Continue reading

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Baby Shower Shortbread

Last weekend for my sister-in-law’s baby shower I baked shorbread. A couple of months before I found some baby themed cookie cutters just by chance in a discount shop, perfect for the baby shower! I used Fiona Cairn’s shortbread recipe … Continue reading

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Yum Yum Bento Box

Wow what a journey I’ve been on this week. Quirk Books sent me ‘Yum Yum Bento Box, Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches’ to review and it is has taught me so much. I’m thinking about food and food presentation in … Continue reading

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