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We’ve put a lot into these, and we hope you get a lot out of them.

kitchen tools, cooking tips, favourite recipes, ingredients, and of course, our daily inspirations.

We’re trying to conquer all that mis-information all over the place that just leads to frustration and confusion. You’ll find a lot of genuine and complete detail here, but if we missed anything, or need to stand corrected, let us know at [email protected] . As our life and work is all one big passion, you might also find some speedy, spontaneous ‘just want to share a personal thought’  posts too.

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Cooks and chefs inspire us, and we love to pass on little finds that work for them.  You inspire us too when you show us brilliant products you have bought !

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Success is simple

Success is simple

When you know what to do, and when, and how of course. Discover how to make sure your food never sticks to the pan ! It’s a simple, scientific, 3 step method.

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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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A foodie’s wish list

A foodie’s wish list

Little and big kitchen gifts for everyone. The kind of gifts that keep on giving back. Things we like, use, or would love to have. Just saying !

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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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Making magic beans !

Making magic beans !

Don’t you just love how beans and peas magically grow when you soak them in water overnight ! ( Jack & the Beanstalk memories !)

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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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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 Fryday !

Black Fryday !

Black Friday has arrived. Whoop dee whoop. It will be gone soon too. More whoops. Don’t get overwhelmed – Cut out the stress and check our short list of top bargains here now.

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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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Simplicity delivers…

Simplicity delivers…

From sophisticated Surrey, to simplifying everything, we find we can afford a luxury of living that never seemed to be so available before. What richness !

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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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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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Cuisinart vs KitchenAid

Cuisinart vs KitchenAid

The two big giants kitchen gadget companies compete again. Let’s compare their hand blender offerings and see the most popular and why !

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Detailed hand blender buying guide

Detailed hand blender buying guide

Which one should you choose when they all look the same ! This detailed guide shows you how to find the hand blender to suit you. It gives a checklist of the main criteria to look at – including power, speeds, quality, design, use, price, functionality.

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Hand blender FAQs

Hand blender FAQs

Enough of the hand blender tests and trials. Here are all the silly, (and frequently asked), questions about hand blenders. Answered here by our in house expert !

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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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Healthy e-book offer for our email subscribers

Healthy e-book offer for our email subscribers

ONLY AVAILABLE TO OUR EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS. Get this e-book for a good healthy Sunday read. We really like this lady and what she stands for. It’s on offer today, for virtually nothing !!! We just downloaded it ourselves. Enjoy.

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Raw chocolate

Raw chocolate

Raw chocolate (cacao, cocoa) – probably the most nutrient dense ingredient on the planet. Find out what it is, where to get it, and how to get a free mini cookbook so you can start creating your own pure chocolate heaven.

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The Cayenne Chili Pepper

The Cayenne Chili Pepper

The Cayenne Pepper – for some it’s hot, others it’s not ! Why we love it, and how we use it ? What’s in it and how can it affect our bodies !

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Almonds

Almonds

The Almond seed… a handful a day keeps the doctor at bay ! One of the best sources of Vitamin E, and great for magnesium which is so good for controlling blood sugar and blood pressure.

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Banana Bag (stay fresh)

Banana Bag (stay fresh)

We love this because…
it does what it says. keeps bananas fresh for much longer… up to 2 weeks!
& you can store them in the fridge

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Great deal !

Great deal !

A bargain price for the stylish Kmix sister to the Kenwood HDP406WH. If you like KitchenAid, you’ll love this.

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Dusting Wand

Dusting Wand

perfect for sprinkling surfaces for rolling dough, for evenly flouring baking pans.
great for precise dusting on buns and cakes… cinnamon, icing sugar, cocoa

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Sous Vide FAQs

Sous Vide FAQs

Here are all the silly, (and frequently asked), questions about sous vide. Answered here by our in house expert !

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