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MTT: 10 Minute Spaghetti Carbonara

November 1, 2017
10 minute Spaghetti Carbonara - Microplane

Although I’m a good cook (and a modest one, eh?) I’m pretty lazy when it comes to the kitchen. Unless I’ve got a slow Saturday afternoon of culinary processes planned, speed is of the essence. When it comes to cooking I like to get in, get out and get fed: quick food, without compromising on taste. Which is why I think it’s important to spend money on quality tools in the kitchen that make speedy cooking achievable. A KitchenAid, Global…

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A HelloFresh Family Box Review

October 4, 2017
A HelloFresh Family Box Review

A thorough review, with videos and photos, of our month-long experiment eating with the HelloFresh Family Box. I was surprised to find that it didn't render mummy's cooking skills totally useless, hooray!…

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MTT: A Bubble and Squeak Brunch

September 28, 2017
Bubble and Squeak brunch

If like me you’re a child of the 80’s, you probably grew up in a world where there was no brunch. In fact, I remember the time I first became aware of its existence: circa 1990 over bacon, eggs and orange juice on a Sunday morning my mum said the word ‘brunch’ out loud, and we all looked up at her in shock. “Brunch?” I asked. “Yes” she said. “Brunch. A mix of breakfast and lunch”. Mind boggled with hearing…

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MTT: Easy Fish Pie

September 25, 2017
easy fish pie

Getting healthy, nourishing and tasty food into my children is literally one of my greatest battles in life. Each of my two are pretty good eaters singularly, but my word it’s difficult to find a meal that suits both of them and their foodie mother. It’s something I feel I’m working on constantly (with little success); Hux’s favourite foods are cucumber and sausages, Elfie loves avocado and smoked salmon and I’m in the corner eating dry toast and gently rocking while I…

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MTT: Meringues and Arancini With Salter Cook

July 27, 2017
Salter Cook review

I‘ve got to say, as much as I rolled my eyes at the introduction of the wifi kettle, I love a bit of tech in the kitchen. My warming drawer is one of my favourite things in the entire world, and though I thought my app-based washing machine would be a bit of a gimmick, I use the function often. I’m thoroughly in love with my Google Home smart device for entertaining me while I cook and I use the various cooking…

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MTT: Easy Crab Avocado Salad

July 25, 2017
Crab Avocado Salad

Ah, summer. The season when it becomes no longer appropriate to eat piles upon piles of fried chicken and jacket potatoes, the time where we have to actually put an effort into coming up with fun and interesting salads to eat. Despite my derision I actually quite like a good salad. I don’t get hungry when it’s hot – I don’t even drink TEA when it’s hot – so salads are a bit of a lifesaver. But salads are also boring and…

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MTT: Iced Tea With Newby

June 12, 2017
Iced Tea with Newby

This weekend was International Iced Tea Day (way more virtuous than World Gin Day which also fell on the Saturday just gone ;) and luxury tea maker Newby challenged me to enjoy a refreshing iced tea in its honour.…

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MTT: Elderflower Madelines

June 7, 2017
Elderflower Madelines

I have to say I was dubious of these Elderflower Madelines at first, normally eschewing any kind of flower in my food (wtf is it with sticking overpowering Rose or Lavender in my ice cream? Stop it!). But I was SO surprised with just how subtle and light the taste of Elderflower is in these cakes - delicious!…

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