Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Happy belated thanksgiving to my US friends! When it comes to blogging, I'm one of those super unorganised peeps. I see people mention on their blogs that if they don't have 2 weeks worth of posts ready to be scheduled then they freak! I wish I could be a member of that exclusive club and I was trying so hard. I even have 2 stand mixers for double production, I have no excuse! Monday was the day I wished I had banked my posts. I was struck down with either food poisoning (no, not from *my* food), or a stomach bug. I have spent literally all week in bed suffering! And … [Read more...]

Spiced Apple and Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars

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Spiced Apple & Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars The [slushy] leaves are on the floor, the weather has cooled considerably and the heating is on. All those things that give you that warm fuzzy feeling you get and the urge to kick off your rain soaked shoes, swap for slippers and jump in front of the fire with a steaming hot cup of cocoa complete with marshmallows. But for the sugar fiend that I am, hot chocolate and marshmallows aren't enough, I need comfort food too. And sugar = comfort food. As apples are very much in season, I wanted to do something with apples. Apple pie and apple crumble … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins You wouldn't believe the trouble I've been to to get pureed canned pumpkin! I've phoned local deli's - no joy, scoured the internet for local places selling canned pumpkin - no joy. Finally, I find a chain supermarket that sells it (Waitrose) which have a small shop in the city centre, I was overjoyed. Added it to my basket online for collection in person when the checkout message stated that the Nottingham store doesn't stock it and directed me to the most local store that does… 30 miles away! That's a 60 mile round trip for a can of pumpkin puree, what the … [Read more...]

{Guest Post} Mango Ginger and Coriander Cheesecake

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This week I'm introducing you to a new and different style of food blogs. Meet Vanessa who is a Brit living in Bangkok. Vanessa travels throughout Asia for her job with a humanitarian organisation. She works with poor people in Asia who can't afford the most basic food. So basically, she is their miracle worker! How wonderful! Vanessa's blog, Mango-Ginger is all about Asian fusion flavours but for the western kitchen. Everything she posts had the drool factor and is written in an easy to understand way. I, myself, love some Asian food and have been subscribed to Vanessa's blog for a while. Up … [Read more...]