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Spiced Cranberry & Marzipan Loaf Cake

Spiced Cranberry & Marzipan Loaf Cake

Following on from my first savoury cranberry recipe of the season, a bacon, leek & cranberry risotto, here's my first cranberry cake recipe
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Turkey & Chickpea Curry

Turkey & Chickpea Curry

Here is the first of my batch cooking recipes, a protein packed turkey and chickpea curry, a great dish to fill up hungry people and for me a good source of brain fuel for when I need to spend the evening at my desk
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Chocolate, Raspberry & Hazelnut Cupcakes

Chocolate, Raspberry & Hazelnut Cupcakes

I'm entering these into a brand new recipe link up, Cook Blog Share hosted by Supergolden Bakes and also into Bake Of The Week hosted by Casa Costello, Tasty Tuesdays hosted by Honest Mum and into Recipe Of The Week hosted by A Mummy Too
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The Red Tractor Challenge: Wholemeal Rhubarb & Ginger Muffins

The Red Tractor Challenge: Wholemeal Rhubarb & Ginger Muffins

Recently I was asked if I would like to take part in a recipe challenge to promote Red Tractor labelled products
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New on my bookshelf

New on my bookshelf

I love reading cook books and I've been sent a couple of new ones recently to review. The first of these is French Regional Food by Joël Robuchon, recently crowned 'Chef of the century' by the Gault Millau guide, and Loïc Bienassis a specialist in French culinary heritage
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Batch cooking for an easy life

Batch cooking for an easy life

I'm not going to whinge too much about being busy, everyone is busy these days in different ways. I feel like I'm permanently chained to my desk at the moment whilst I try and get my thesis finished
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Cranberry & White Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Cranberry & White Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

I used my speculoos spice mix to flavour these buns as I was all out of mixed spice but I think either blend will work well so just go with what you have in the kitchen
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Tasty things in my kitchen round up #4

Tasty things in my kitchen round up #4

It's been a while since I last posted one of these round ups so here are reviews of some new products that I have been given to try over the past couple of months
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Introducing the BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show with 25% off tickets for my readers!

Introducing the BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show with 25% off tickets for my readers!

Bringing the popular BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes title to life, the show will be packed with baking, bread-making and cake-crafting demonstrations, free master classes, and hundreds of products to get you baking like a pro
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Elderflower Gin Drizzle Cake

Elderflower Gin Drizzle Cake

I was discussing cakes with one of my fellow PhD students a few weeks ago (there's a few keen bakers in my department) and she was telling me about a gin and tonic drizzle cake she'd made for a friend's hen party that was apparently amazingly good
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Bacon, Leek and Cranberry Risotto

Bacon, Leek and Cranberry Risotto

Here it is, my first cranberry recipe of the season and just for a change it's not a sweet one. I do have a new cranberry cake coming up next week along with a recipe link up so keep your eyes peeled for that
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Coffee and walnut layer cake

Coffee and walnut layer cake

After I made my first 5 layer cake to test out my new set of cake tins my Dad saw the photo and put in a request for a similar cake for his birthday this weekend
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Tasty Things In My Kitchen Round Up #2

Tasty Things In My Kitchen Round Up #2

I've been sent a few new products to try recently and this is what I think of them. First up is a selection of products from Why Nut
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Balsamic roasted strawberry and white chocolate layer cake

Balsamic roasted strawberry and white chocolate layer cake

In the middle of the summer I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the Lakeland press show where I got to see a whole new range of products
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Spicy mixed grain falafels with a beetroot & carrot salad

Spicy mixed grain falafels with a beetroot & carrot salad

Vegan shepherdess pie by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. One of the great things about being a food blogger is being given the opportunity to try out new food products
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Tasty things in my kitchen round up #3

Tasty things in my kitchen round up #3

We don't really buy ready meals with the exception of pizzas and the occasional quiche but as I seem to be spending more time at my desk (final deadline not far away now) and less time in the kitchen I'm keen to get us fed quickly
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Pear & vanilla pies with sweet almond pastry

Pear & vanilla pies with sweet almond pastry

It's done, it's finally all over (almost). For those who may not have seen me excitedly tweeting and posting on Facebook last week, I passed my PhD viva last Monday