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What’s cooking – a book review

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One of our big successes of 2014 wasn’t veggies we’d grown or even beer we’d brewed. It was quite simply that we tidied the shelf in the den creating space to organise our ever-growing pile of cookery books. Previously we’d kept the books in a messy pile in the living room […]

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Brisket and onions in the slow cooker

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It’s dark and cold and the snow has just started falling in Edinburgh so it’s definitely time for some “proper stodge”. You know, the warming, comfort food that is described as “sticks to your ribs”. That’s the stuff I’m talking about. One of our favourite comfort foods is Kate’s slow […]

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Oat breakfast bar treats

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Our oaty breakfast bars are perfect as my energy boosting breakfast after my morning cycle. They started life as the Peanut butter booster bars from River Cottage but I have tweaked these so that they are more like a flapjacks and filled with the things I like. The oats help […]

Elmo Donald - Mr Mo
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Keeping Mr Mo with us

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In December we lost our little old man, Elmo (or Mr Mo). He had put in a good innings and was a good age when he finally died after battling kidney failure.  It was a very difficult time for both of us, losing a part of the family but our […]