sunshine picnic

June 11, 2014

Food tastes better in the sunshine

Recently i was asked to create a picnic for 40 adults with a few children thrown in for good measure. I was excited. Remember I live in Manchester…Not know for being the sunniest of climates. Whilst brainstorming for the event it got me thinking about the “Great British Picnic”. You know what it’s like. That…

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taste testing pies

May 28, 2014

What’s new?

As I have stated in some of my earlier blogs, “blogging” is a whole new terrain for me and something that does not come natural, and, as such, I have been pretty silent on the blog front for a while. This is partly to do with trying to get my head around the Twittersphere (which…

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March 31, 2014

Eat More Ginger

My dad used to say that if a dish was lacking a little “je ne sais quoi” you just needed to “add a little ginger”… it was a phrase that was often heard in our kitchen as a child. And you know what, he was right! It can be used in sweet or savoury dishes and…

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March 19, 2014

Why I am mad about Kale

Kale.. Oh wonderful Kale. I think I might be a little in love with it. Like spinach, broccoli and cabbage you just feel so good eating it. It is so delicious and versatile. Don’t be scared of it, add it to everything… You can steam it You can boil it You can braise it You…

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March 4, 2014

Sunday Club

The first rule of Sunday club is always do Sunday club! My friends and I have a Sunday Club as often as we can, all taking it in turns to cook. The thing I love about Sunday Club is that how ever delicate you feel and however hard leaving the house feels when it is…

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February 19, 2014

Food to warm the soul

Manchester Action on Street Health (M.A.S.H) is a fantastic charity that provide free and confidential support for woman who sex work in Greater Manchester. They promote personal safety whist offering choice, support and empowerment to individuals. As they are a charity they rely heavily on volunteers in supporting the woman on all levels. A good…

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24 Hours and a Slow Cooker

February 5, 2014

24 Hours and a Slow Cooker

I was bought a slow cooker for Christmas and have dabbled with it over January but the problem is I always try to start the “Slow cooking” process far too late in the afternoon. I thought I would counter act this by cooking beef brisket for a loooong 24 hours. I served it with canalili…

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January 27, 2014

Lazy Sundays with Bacon

Lazy Sundays should always include bacon bacon bacon…. This week I made Scotch pancakes to layer between the masses of bacon, they are so easy to make and look so professional, you will be very proud! I also made fried banana and poured a little bacon fat on them for Taste The Love indulgence! Breakfast best…

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Baby steps

So, I am writing my first “blog” and I start with heavy fingers, the world of blogging is an uncharted one for me and scares me somewhat, so bear with me. I know that I am not the best writer, I’m not so good at “capturing the moment” and I would never call myself a…

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Canape board served by Taste the love

January 13, 2014

Where it all started

I love preparing, cooking and sharing food, I always have. My family joke that I could cook a three course meal  by the time I was nine! Food for me is a big part of my life, it should be healthy and tasty with great flavours to warm your soul. Growing up, meal times were…

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