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How to butcher a chicken

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Since I discovered that buying chicken portions is way more expensive than it needs to be I decided that butchering my own whole chickens was the way forward. Not only is it an immensely satisfying life skill but it also saves you a bundle of cash, which is a good thing I think we can […] Read More

Why I hate the great British bake off

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  Don't get me wrong, I think it's great people are so passionate and opinionated about baking, but it gets a bit much when you have a lynch mob of armchair caketivists baying after someones blood because they accidentally ruined a bearded mans baked Alaska. I have much respect for Mary Berry and Paul - […] Read More

Quiet personal moments of sadness: Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

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  Since the news that Robin Williams sadly took his own life there has been a huge outpouring of emotion from everyone, the general public have clasped hands across their mouths and gasped whilst frowning intently. Celebrities, politicians and dignitaries have led tributes and the news channels have played 'best of' clips constantly for the […] Read More

BBQ Pulled pork with beetroot slaw

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A bit like the cupcake and cakepop frenzy that happened a couple of years ago, the latest food trend to capture our hearts is American BBQ food; the most notable of which has to be pulled pork. There is deep-rooted division when it comes to perfect piggy porcine bliss, there are so many people that […] Read More

One pan wonder # 5: Sausage and pea taglierini

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One of the things I get excited about as a cook is using my noggin and creativity to make something. On friday I was looking after the 2 boys for the day and I decided we were going to make pizzas from scratch. As we were trotting around the shop picking out the ingredients needed […] Read More

Asparagus and pea risotto

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The first time I tried risotto it was from a microwaveable packet, all those many moons ago there I was; fumbling about squidging the packet to help separate the grains as instructed before eagerly tearing a 2cm slit on the side and popping in the microwave for 2 minutes, then boom disappointment. What I expected […] Read More