Carrot, Fig and Walnut Muffins

  This is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe. It’s the sweet potato muffins from a few weeks ago, but changed around a bit. This whole thing can be done in the food processor. 400g carrots – don’t bother peeling, but wash if grubby, obviously. 200g demerara sugar (original recipe asked for 400g, just not …

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Talking Turkey with Cyrus Todiwala

Yes. Cyrus. He of The Incredible Spice Men fame that’s sweeping the nation. The one without the kilt and who sings Calypso. Of course, he has been around for a lot longer than just this series. He’s been in this country 20 years now, is a chef of great renown and even has an MBE …

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Total Greek Yoghurt’s 30th Birthday Bash

  Please note: the photos on this post are not by me, (except the Tzatziki) they were provided very kindly by Total Greek and their fabulous photographer, Rick of http://www.satureyes.com/. There are things you don’t often get to see on a weeknight. One of those things is chef Eric Lanlard scrubbing down tables, and lugging …

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Cake and Ice cream.

It’s a winner isn’t it? The idea of a good, rich cake, its gooeyness cut by tangy ice cream? Heaven to me. It’s like eating hot Christmas pudding with cold, cold cream. (My mum’s light Christmas pudding though, no other.)This week, my husband has been working stupid hours. Such long hours, in fact, that I’ve …

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Calzone, focaccia and all kinds of wonderful.

I had booked a Focaccia baking class at Carluccio's on Garrick Street a while ago, almost the very second I got their emailed newsletter. £20? Yes please! Tuesday 28th dawned bright and sunny, and I determinedly set off on time, only to be waylaid by a small and very excited yappy-type dog on my way …

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