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Baking in your caravan

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Baking in Your Caravan It’s almost Easter, which here in Cumbria means we see an increase in caravans and motorhomes coming to The Lake District National Park, a new UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you may be one of them. Born and bred in this fantastic, dramatic, stunning part of…

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Scones

Random Acts of Kindness Day

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 Random Acts of Kindness Day Did you know that today (17th February) is Random Acts of Kindness Day? Acts come in two categories, the ones you plan and the one that move you in the moment, mine is planned as I will be making scones and taking them over to…

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Pancakes

Flipping Heck – Pancake Day

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Pancake Day really does crépe up on you… forgive the pun I couldn’t help myself…   With ‘Pancake Day’ looming it’s got me thinking.  Why did this tradition start, what does it mean, and why do we all love a pancake? Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast…

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Looks fancy!

Can Baking Make You Happier?

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Can Baking make you happier? I’ll start with a caveat, I am not a doctor!! But what I do know is losing yourself in an afternoon of baking can lift your mood and it doesn’t have to be the whole afternoon. Brownies can be ready in 25 minutes, pancakes in…

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Blue Moose Spotted in Downing Street

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Let’s start with the coolest Facebook Check In of the year – No 10 Downing Street! No, I wasn’t peering down the street from the heavy black fortified gates but actually in the street, standing outside the door. THE DOOR!! Then I was inside. Pretty Cool eh? I suppose I…

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Bank Holiday Baking

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It’s the May Day Bank Holiday in England and Wales and the snow is still around, I don’t know about you but it feels like it has been a long time since we have seen the sun. Whether you are feeding a crowd or having a low key weekend there…

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Butternut & Chilli

Homemade Bread on a Rainy Day

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What is it about rainy days that makes me want to head straight to the kitchen? Storm Jonas is battering the kitchen window and I am all cosy inside making bread and soup.  It feels right. The smell of bread baking is hard to beat and the taste of homemade…

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Brake for Moose

Why Blue Moose?

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It’s a question I get asked a lot.  Why Blue Moose? It’s a good question, I mean Cumbria is not renowned for its Moose, blue or otherwise. So here I go.  I love Moose, it’s been a passion that has endured over many years, and they are in my opinion…

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Quick and Easy Dessert

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Several people have asked me if I can suggest a quick and easy dessert to serve at their New Year’s Eve dinner. I have the perfect solution. Brownies.  You may know them as a delicious treat to have with your coffee, but they can be oh so more than that….

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