Author Archives: Vicky

Birthday Cakes

I’m so enjoying decorating cakes now I’ve learnt to use a piping bag. Until last year I’d never used a piping bag and this year I’ve pulled together all my reading and can now make cakes look pretty. This cakes … Continue reading

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Supper Club

Last week was hectic. I was preparing for my second supper club and for things to run smoothly there was a lot of preparation. You can see from my blackboard menu what I served. Supper club is a my chance … Continue reading

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Quick Creamy Pasta

Thanks to Sainsbury’s for showing me this basic, easy carbonara sauce that I’ve been able to use time and again with a variety of different added ingredients. I tried out the Sainsbury’s feed your family for £50 campaign a few … Continue reading

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A Precious Pie

This is Jamie Oliver’s Baked Chocolate Tart, taken from his very first book. When I first cooked this I was told it was essential for me to make this regularly by my university friends. However, it has been a very … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Fruit

I’ve had a few inquires about where I pick my fruit and so I thought I’d share the details here. The only place I have found in the Southend area is Hilltop Farm. It is a beautiful small fruit farm … Continue reading

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Homemade Ice Cream

It is so hot here at the moment that it is definitely ice cream weather. I never thought homemade ice cream would be worth the effort, but I found out I was wrong. I use a recipe which allows me … Continue reading

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90th Birthday Cake

My Gramps is 90 this month and we had a party for him last weekend. I was tasked with making the cake and after several conversations with the man himself I found out what he really wanted was a Victoria … Continue reading

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10 Minute Chocolate Pudding

I’ve cooked this recipe a couple of times now and each time it has been a big hit. The best part about it is that it only takes 5 minutes to whip together and 5 minutes to cook in the … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s £50 Meal Planner

This is one of the tasty meals I cooked last week from the Sainsbury’s Feed Your Family for £50 promotion. Sainsbury’s have devised a meal planner that feeds a family of 4 three meals a day for a whole week … Continue reading

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Utterly Scrummy Brownies

This blog post could change your life. A few weeks ago I ate the best chocolate brownie I have ever eaten and indeed I class it as one of the best cakes I have ever tasted. Michelle has a blog … Continue reading

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