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Deep Fat Freedom

There’s a lot of joy to be had in frying food in the depths of glistening, bubbling oil. I’ve heard that organic, extra virgin coconut oil is the height of hedonist happiness, but my mum’s always said that coconut oil … Continue reading

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Soul Formula

Victoria Sponge formula is a recipe for life, living, and soul, never mind cake. Think: 4-4-4-2 or 6-6-6-3 or 8-8-8-4.  Think: Everything in Moderation. A balance of everything catalysed by a small amount of potent extra to create a concoction … Continue reading

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Food I Grew Up Eating: Mum’s Cheese Pudding

Looking back to childhood and teenagerdom, there are ordinary meals that shout out to  be remembered; those I remember with no pomp and glory; oh yes, countless glorious roast dinners and fruit pies and crumbles, but the ones to which … Continue reading

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A Note to Bread Lovers:

Mentioned in an earlier post, the More? Bakery which is located in a small village outside Kendal has award-winning, stunning bread. One of their creations is a sourdough called Montezuma’s Revenge, presumably because it resembles a volcano with a lava … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Following Recipes… or, Disaster Strikes in Coffee Pudding Fiasco!

Foodista.com is a varied food blog with a lot of different writers. It has a very American style and a good mix of people who write on it. Serious Eats is a bit more classy (has a beautiful foodporn page, … Continue reading

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The Food of Life

Bread might be the staff of life, but how many of us know how to make it for ourselves? Turning 30 three years ago gave Magpie a new passion for bread, never felt before. She put it down to hormones; … Continue reading

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Cheese Scones at 3.30am

Magpie is a black and white bird. Shades of grey are unlikely, but there can be a flash of coloured inspiration, in peacock blue and green if she bothers to lift her wings and let the wind ruffle her feathers. … Continue reading

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