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Fab pin cushion idea

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  • 09 April 2014
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Spring Sardines

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Alex Frisby, 09 April 2014 09:52

Sardines and Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes Serves 4 Ingredients142g (5oz) couscous5 large beef(steak) tomatoes1 red onion1 clove garlic1 red chilli1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground cumin3 tbsp coriander, freshly choppedFreshly ground black pepper3 x 120g cans of sardines in tomato sauce 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Soak the couscous according to packet instructions and set ...

Tissue Pouch Dispenser

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  • 08 April 2014
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Hotels with literary links

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Alex Frisby, 31 March 2014 14:59

Know your Eyre from your Austen? Discover our favourite hotels with bookish histories…   The Headland Newquay, CornwallYou may recognise this award-winning hotel (above right) with its stunning views of the Cornish coast, as it was the setting for the Roald Dahl film adaptation of The Witches. The Headland is also now home to Cornwall’s largest, and only ‘five bubble-rated’ spa, ...

Easter Card and Gift Box

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  • 28 March 2014
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Delicious desserts

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Alex Frisby, 28 March 2014 11:42

Baileys and Peanut Butter Choux Bun  Makes: 8A sweet, fluffy Choux Bun with a Baileys and Peanut Butter Cream centre, and topped with chocolate Ingredients125ml (4fl.oz) semi-skimmed milk 125ml (4fl.oz) water100g (3½oz) unsalted butter, diced½ tsp salt1 tsp caster sugar150g (5oz) plain flour 4 medium eggs Cream500ml (16fl.oz) semi-skimmed milk50ml (2fl.oz) Baileys Original Irish Cream (0.9 units)100g (3½oz) smooth peanut ...

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Delicious desserts

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Alex Frisby, 28 March 2014 11:22

Baileys Crème Brûlée Dessert Makes: 8A delicious vanilla cream infused with Baileys atop a crisp, sweet shortcrust pastry with caramel Ingredients250g (8oz) plain flour75g (3oz) unsalted butter, diced50g (2oz) icing sugar25g (1oz) almond powder25g (1oz) whole eggs½ tsp saltVanilla Cream325g (11oz) double cream1 vanilla pod2 medium egg yolks50g (2oz) caster sugar2 tsp Baileys Original Irish Cream (0.9 units)1 leaf gelatine Caramel500g ...

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Delicious desserts

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Alex Frisby, 26 March 2014 11:16

Coconut Baileys Cream A dome of indulgent Coconut Cream infused with Baileys and with a Raspberry purée centre Makes: 6-8 Ingredients200ml (7fl.oz) semi-skimmed milk50g (2oz) desiccated coconut200ml (7fl.oz) whipping cream 2 medium egg yolks60g (2¼oz) caster sugar35ml (1½fl.oz) Baileys Original Irish Cream (0.9 units)6g (¼oz) gelatine leavesPurée200g (7oz) raspberries35g (1½oz) caster sugarDecorationApricot jam, for glazingCoconut flakesEdible flowers e.g. Pansy (optional) or ...

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Cook like a MasterChef!

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Alex Frisby, 26 March 2014 11:14

Chicken Noodle Soup Serves: 2Ingredients500ml chicken stock50g (2oz) leftover roast chicken, cut into chunks.¼ tsp Chinese five spice powder1 tsp fresh grated ginger1 crushed garlic clove1 spring onion, sliced2 tbsp light soy sauce50g (2oz) egg noodles50g (2oz) sweetcornGround black pepper   Sliced red chilli, sliced spring onion and flat leaf parsley, to serve 1. Pour the stock into a large pan ...

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Cook like a MasterChef!

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Alex Frisby, 26 March 2014 11:05

Bubble and Squeak Serves: 4Ingredients2 tbsp rapeseed oil400g (13oz) leftover roast potatoes400g (13oz) leftover cooked vegetables25g (1oz) butterSalt and ground black pepper 1. Roughly mash the potatoes and vegetables.2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and spread the mashed potatoes, butter and vegetables over the bottom of the pan. Fry until crispy.3. Season well, then serve! Top tip: ...

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