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Making Eunice’s Ethel’s Cakes {Recipe – Eccles Cakes}

Eccles cakes hold a special place in my heart. We had a dear family friend, Eunice, who’s Eccles Cake recipe was the very best. Eunice and her husband Jeff, became a third set of grandparents to my brother and I,…

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Double, Double Toil and Trouble {Review – The Cauldron Restaurant, Bristol}

When you think of a cauldron, you probably have visions of potions and lotions being created in Harry Potter or curses being muttered by the witches in Macbeth. Or if you’re like me, dreaming of the wonderful food at The…

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Springing Into Full Bloom {Review – Dominique Ansel’s Afternoon Tea, London}

I’ve written before about my top Themed Afternoon Teas in London, but I think I have a new favourite topping the list, in the form of Dominique Ansel’s Afternoon Tea in London. The inventor of the Cronut™, The Cookie Shot…

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Taking A Chocolate Flight {Review – Zara’s Chocolates, Bristol}

With the weather having a nip in the air, I went on a hunt for the best hot chocolate in Bristol. The hunt was quickly over with one stop to Zara’s Chocolates. If you’ve been following my Instagram for a…

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Festive Twist {Recipe – Stollen Brownies}

I made a version of these spiced, vine fruit-studded and marzipan topped brownies at Easter for a Simnel Cake flavour and thought this would be a great opportunity to update the recipe for a seasonal Stollen twist. This is a…

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Love is Sweet {Recipe – Marshmallow Wedding Favours}

I was lucky to be invited to two beautiful weddings this Summer. Both I was kindly asked to make sweet elements to their sweet days. I made for my lovely friend Jude, the wedding favours for everyone’s table setting at…

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Let Me Tell You A Story {Review – Story, London}

I managed to celebrate my 30th birthday like a queen. I managed to spread out the celebrations for a whole year. One of my amazing gifts was a generous meal at Story in London, from my gorgeous girl friends. Having…

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Tantalising Tapas {Review – Paco, Bristol}

When going to a tapas restaurant, I think it’s important to pick your dining partners wisely. You pass on the friends who will order a lovely selection, for themselves. The ones who never learnt to share the croquettes or doesn’t…

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Zany for Zotter’s {Review – Zotter’s Chocolate Factory, Austria}

How far would you travel for a certain food item? Down the road? To a city across the country? How about to another country? That’s what I did for chocolate. Not just any chocolate that you can get at your…

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Museums and Mozart {Travel – Vienna, Austria}

I believe that I’m so lucky to live in Europe, that although you might have to waiting in a crowded airport lounge, we’re actually only a couple of hours flight away from such a vast array of countries and cultures…

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Crispy Chinese Chicken {Recipe – Hoisin Chicken Wings}

The last and third recipe in this mini-series of the delicious world of chicken wings, Hoisin Chicken Wings. If you’ve missed the previous recipes for Korean Chicken Wings and Mexican Mole Chicken Wings, I’ll be doing a massive wing around…

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