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Choosing a cordless hand blender

Choosing a cordless hand blender

Free yourself up – go cordless. It’s not easy to find current products but we’ve uncovered the best brands, reviewed the top 6 and show you which countries you’ll find them in. Use our expert advice to discover the best cordless stick blender for you today.

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12 things you can do with your unwanted gifts

12 things you can do with your unwanted gifts

Christmas has come and gone, and the cupboards are stuffed with more kitchenware ! Do you really want it all, or need it. Here´s 12 things you can do with them – no. 12 is my favourite of course. Plus, the do´s and don´ts when you receive a gift you don´t want.

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Black Friday deals

Black Friday deals

Black Friday has arrived. Whoop dee whoop. It will be gone soon too. More whoops. Don’t get overwhelmed – Cut out the stress because I’ve done the work for you and found all the bargains !

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New Kitchenware Marketplace

New Kitchenware Marketplace

Finally, somewhere simple, secure, and specialised for cooks and chefs to buy and sell kitchenware. That means anything to store, prepare, cook / bake / preserve, plate up, and serve. Includes commercial, vintage, and outdoor. Have I missed anything? Just let me know.

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Turkish eggs

Turkish eggs

Pumpkin spice mix and latté making. This spice mix is the key to so many great Autumn recipes. But which recipe is best for you ?

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Mushroom pasta … with a touch of fragrant spice

Mushroom pasta … with a touch of fragrant spice

This journey started with a sore gum! I blitzed some cloves to powder in a mere second or 2 in in my Bamix hand blender. Then i had a bit left over – so searched for a recipe to use it up. A recipe to hide it a bit from Paul too scchhh. What a find !

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Tools we like

Tools we like

Cooking utensils and small kitchen appliances we like, use, or would love to have. They make great little gifts or big presents for everyone, from cook to chef.

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Mango Salmorejo soup

Mango Salmorejo soup

The best and easiest summer soup ! What a journey, mixing raw vegetables and balancing flavours. Makes a fabulous Autumn starter soup too with those colours.

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Free coffee masterclass… top service

Free coffee masterclass… top service

A brilliant masterclass on how to make a perfect cappuccino. It’s free, so I checked it out for you… the pleasure was all mine ! I’ll pass on a few tips on which milks to use to get the perfect results… and link you to your own free class too.

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Tomato anchovy salad

Tomato anchovy salad

A simple, delicious dish – 3 main ingredients. Inspired by a set of tapas starters for lunch, by the sea in Mallorca, Spain.

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Watermelon gazpacho

Watermelon gazpacho

This was part of a summer journey putting fruit in soups, salads, and tray bakes. The best thing about it is you just blend the ingredients together and its done !

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Fennel seed marinade and dip

Fennel seed marinade and dip

Such a simple food idea, and a great way to use fennel seeds. From the Simple book by Otto Lenghi. A three part salad that we break up into parts and have in different ways… again and again and again !

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Grab a bargain… you’re welcome.

Grab a bargain… you’re welcome.

When we find a piece of equipment that’s not easy to find, or when we find a great kitchen tool at a great price, we’ll update this post. So keep an eye on the last published date above.

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Easy, fast, red onion pickle

Easy, fast, red onion pickle

An unbelievably easy to make, pretty pickle. A no oil salad maker, a great topping for burgers, salads, cheese… anything. I could just eat it out of the jar !

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Asian Slaw & Smoked Salmon

Asian Slaw & Smoked Salmon

Fabulous recipe. Easy and very filling lunch too. Asian sauce with cabbage, carrot and onion slaw. Also brilliant as a marinade with smoked salmon.

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Slow down Sunday

Slow down Sunday

Slow living can simply be a feeling of giving enough time and space to everything you need to take care of… not forgetting of course, yourself.

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Living the magic …

Living the magic …

We don’t need to feel stressed anymore when we can’t sleep… now that we’ve discovered the beauty and the benefit of waking in the night.

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Warm orange breakfast bowl

Warm orange breakfast bowl

Start, or end the day feeling good with this as a breakfast, dessert or supper. Get what you need, to feel healthy, and full ( No overnight oats involved ! )

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Red onion marmalade made easy

Red onion marmalade made easy

Discover how easy it is to make this savoury, sweet red onion marmalade with a sous vide machine. A great replacement for butter or sauces with meat or cheese.

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Avocado fruit plate

Avocado fruit plate

So many ways to use avocado – and the best ways to present it. Tt’s a journey, and I hope it never ends. Join me and discover as I taste, test, write.

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Free, foraged food education.

Free, foraged food education.

Teeny, tiny local passion fruit. Hand picked… foraged off a nearby street, gave us a wee treat ! But what a surprise. Now we know what size of passion fruits are the best, and are learning more about urban foraging.

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A hearty breakfast

A hearty breakfast

Filling, warming, nutritious, very tasty. This oat based breakfast is perfect to set you up for the day, or, in my case to line my stomach ready for meds !

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Take time to care for yourself

Take time to care for yourself

Are you listening to your body’s needs and prioritising them ? It’ll save you time in the end if you do. I neglected my own needs and look where I ended up !

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Red pepper dip and sauce

Red pepper dip and sauce

I found a brilliant vegan red pepper sauce recipe, but even though I didn’t follow it fully, it still makes a perfect dip or pasta sauce or potato topping.

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Sunday Pieday !

Sunday Pieday !

Somewhere between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies our final shortlist. Let’s call it Sunday Pie day.

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Black Pug day !

Black Pug day !

What has Black Friday started !!! Now there’s White Monday, Green Tuesday and now Orange Wednesday ! See what our Black Pug has to say about it, and the 6 bargains we’ve found on Amazon right now.

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How to make your food smell and taste better

How to make your food smell and taste better

Learn the secret to creating and maximising those distinctive smells and umami tastes when you fry onions or sear meat. What makes the crusty breads, golden roast potatoes and toasted marshmallows all so very tempting!

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Take some time off.

Take some time off.

When we take a break and relax, we see so much more. So we’re ready to spot an opportunity, and reap even more benefits. It’s a pattern we’re noticing, and this is just one example.

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Authenticity

Authenticity

and neither can a business ! So what does it mean – to be authentic? ( Think it, feel it, act it, be it ). And, how can you check if you are being authentic or not ?

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Cuisinart vs KitchenAid

Cuisinart vs KitchenAid

Which brand, and which hand blender will win, and why? Discover the best models from entry level, mid level, to professional, and the latest bargain to buy today.

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Our TOP Filter coffee machine buys

Our TOP Filter coffee machine buys

Get the best filter coffee solution for you here. Whether you’re a busy commuter needing a pick-me-up on the go, need to feed the crowd all day with the black stuff or want the best new wave craft coffee made for you at home.

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Celebrity hand blenders

Celebrity hand blenders

Celebrities and top chefs love their kitchen gadgets. They are happy to blend along with the rest of us. So which hand blender brands do they like?

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shortcut shopping links

shortcut shopping links

A visual listing with buying links to the equipment that we recommend, for various reasons, in our reviews. A work in progress !

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