In which I make Merlot Sorbet

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a bottle of Barefoot Merlot, and a recipe for sorbet which was created by the people at a lovely little cake shop in Brighton’s Lanes called Cloud 9. Obviously being pregnant I only had a little taste, and gave the rest to my Husband and our housemate for consumption  but the verdict…

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In which I make ‘Philly Chicken’

One of my favourite ‘easy to make but looks and tastes more intricate’ dinners You need: chicken breasts, Pancetta bacon (or regular works too), Philadelphia. cocktail sticks, and whatever veg you want to go with your dindins. Pre heat your cooker to 180-190 degrees.   Slice each chicken breast down the centre with a sharp knife. Spoon about three heaped…

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In which I make Eggnog

I’d never tried eggnog before I made it, partly because I am normally a bah humbug, and partly because I am lactose intolerant. However, I decided I wanted to try it, couldn’t find it anywhere ready made (because we’re not in America, obviously) so decided to make a little batch to see if I liked it. I did, although my…

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In which I make Christmas Cookies

I used to be a BIG biscuit eater (as in i was bigger and I ate a lot of biscuits) In the last year or so I’ve managed to cut down the old biscuit intake, which was hard at first but it gets easier I tell you! (jaffa cakes and malted chocolate biscuits were my favs!)      Seeing as its almost…

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In which I make mulled Cider

I love cider, love love love it. I love mulled cider even more, WARM SPICY version of normal favourite drink? WINNER! I must admit I cheated slightly, as I used the mulled wine sachets (schwartz). I used a pot on the hob this time, but last year I made it in the slow cooker, and the smell penetrated through the…

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In which I bake a Pie

  My favourite meal to cook is Pie! Any kind of pie (apart from steak and kidney) will do, but my ‘come dine with me’ dish would be chicken & leek. The recipe is my own, and I probably never make it the same twice in a row, but here is how to do it! You need: 3 Chicken breasts,…

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In which I bake (two!)

So I had a tin of boiled condensed milk left, and wanted to make something tasty with it, and this is how I did it. Melt two bars of dark chocolate, about a third of a block of butter and your tin on condensed milk in it;s sticky form over a low heat till it goes all gooey…    …

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