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Retro No-Bake Cheesecake

Retro No-Bake Cheesecake

Cheesecake in a flash. If you love cheesecake, but also love the thought of creating a pudding in a flash then this retro, no-bake cheesecake recipe is most definitely for you ingredients 150g (5 oz) digestive biscuits 45g (1 1/2 oz) butter 110g (4 oz) […]

Gone from the High Street, but not forgotten

Gone from the High Street, but not forgotten

There was a time when you would pop into a Keymarket store and buy a Jumbo loaf of bread wrapped in waxed paper, get a quarter of ham from George Masons’ before popping to Timothy Whites the chemist to buy a bottle of milk of […]

The History of Cheesecake and Home Made Cheesecake Recipe – the true food of the Gods

The History of Cheesecake and Home Made Cheesecake Recipe – the true food of the Gods

  Around the world cheesecake is championed as a delicious and indulgent treat and indeed one that conjures up thoughts of American bakeries, with many assuming that it has its origins in New York. However we will have to travel back to Ancient Greece to […]

The Delights of Catsup

The Delights of Catsup

I really like savoury sauces and I often favour the home-made versions not just from an economical or kitchen prowess stance; but because when you make your own condiments you get to control the flavour, ingredients and texture.  I have young children and whilst they […]

Comfort Foods to Relieve Stress

Comfort Foods to Relieve Stress

When I’m feeling overloaded with home and work pressure I start feeling that I need to treat myself to something nice or at least a big bowl of comfort food. The problem with this is that if I am feeling tired, run-down, anxious or stressed […]

Drink Tea and be Orgasmic

Drink Tea and be Orgasmic

There is nothing quite like a cup of tea in times of stress and strife, indeed in times of crisis nothing seems more natural or as comforting  as popping on the kettle to make tea.  Whilst the claims of the stress relieving qualities of the […]

The Art of reading tea leaves

The Art of reading tea leaves

Reading tea leaves is an ancient and fascinating art. Tea leaf reading is a little like any other form of divination in so much that you need a clear mind, creativity, patience and an ability to just sit and contemplate.  The art of tea leaf […]

Love your Left Overs

Love your Left Overs

When it comes to using up a glut of eggs there is more that can be done than simply making an omelette. How about luscious lemon curd to spread over your warm croissants in a morning or slather over a nice sponge cake? Lemon curd […]

Fast Food Fresh off the Grill – the art of Cooking Skewers

Fast Food Fresh off the Grill – the art of Cooking Skewers

With the warm weather comes the desire to dine outdoors. Summer is a great time of year to be creative and have some fun with food and you can’t get much more gaiety than food on a stick. Skewers have become increasingly popular in Western […]

Love your leftovers:  Celery

Love your leftovers:  Celery

As the cold chill leaves the air and the skies hold the promise of balmier days we tend to pack away the slow cooker and thoughts of comfort food and start craving healthier, lighter foods such as salads. When we fancy a salad for dinner […]