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Shrove Tuesday – More Than Just Pancake Day

There are headlines about Shrove Tuesday in almost all the foodie publications right now – except no one is calling it Shrove Tuesday. “It’s Pancake Day” proclaims the February issue of BBC Good Food Magazine, “sweet or savoury; take your pick”. There’s no mention of Shrove Tuesday in the article inside the magazine. Now, I’m a Read More…

Hearth and Soul Hop Linky Party 1st February

I can’t believe it’s the first day of February already!! Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop Linky Party, a fun, friendly, no-rules linky party where we welcome all family friendly posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul! The trees are starting to blossom here in the UK Read More…

5 Comforting Desserts

Spring bulbs are starting to send up shoots and the blossoms are starting early here in the UK this year but we are still having cold, damp and windy days. Most places in the western hemisphere are in the same boat so it’s the perfect time to indulge in warming and comforting desserts, something to tide Read More…

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Well, this isn’t actually a traditional shepherds pie – this beefy main dish is a traditional cottage pie. A shepherds pie contains lamb and a cottage pie contains beef. However, here in the UK we mostly just say ‘Shepherds Pie’ regardless of what meat is used. Even if you order Shepherds Pie in a restaurant, nine times out Read More…

Winter Beauty Faves

Come the cold weather, I’m all about comfort and my Winter Beauty Faves reflect this. I want to pamper my skin, my hair and most of all my soul in this darkest and coldest of seasons, so I choose products that are luxurious to use and really work. Cooler temperatures can dry out your lips Read More…