Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘Couture Chocolate’ by William Curley book review plus Chocolate Coconut Bars recipe

I was very excited when William Curley announced that he was writing a book. His chocolates are of the highest quality with unusual yet delicious flavours that often pair British and Japanese ingredients. He is a highly accomplished pastry chef … Continue reading

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Christmas Pudding Macarons with Italian Meringue Brandy Buttercream

This was the first gift I made for the ‘Let’s Make Christmas’ UK food blogger event that I was lucky enough to attend last week. When I was thinking of ideas of what to make I was looking for an … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Christmas – a UK food bloggers event

I was very fortunate recently to be invited to the ‘Let’s Make Christmas’ gift swap event for food bloggers. This was organised by the very charming and inspiring Vanessa Kimbell, author of Prepped. I am sure many others in the … Continue reading

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What a busy month

Wow, what a whirlwind, I really don’t know where the last month has gone. I assure you though that my creative juices have been flowing and I have much to show you. October is a big month in our house … Continue reading

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Power of Making at the V&A

I had a child-free day during half term, so I treated myself to a trip up to London to see the new ‘Power of Making’ exhibition at the V&A. Described as a “cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs … Continue reading

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Artist’s palette appliqué with covered button paints

I recently attempted appliqué for the first time, adding a 3 to a T-shirt for Casper’s birthday. Of course, on the day of his party he refused to wear it although he did on his actual birthday. This artist’s palette … Continue reading

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