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The Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School and a Giveaway

A beautifully decorated cake makes an outstanding centerpiece for any occasion. When my children were small I used to love to make them novelty cakes for their birthdays, unfortunately, I

Christmas Books for Cooks – reviews and ‘Sweet Treat’ giveaway

Giving gifts in the festive season is a personal thing, you want to find a gift that your friend or family member would enjoy.  If you know anyone who likes

An Interview with Chef Mark Greenaway and WIN tickets to the Foodies Festival, Edinburgh

If Mark Greenaway was a stick of rock, then written all the way through, it would say “Scottish Produce”.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark and asking him

OXO Good Grips Complete Grate and Slice Set and a Giveaway

I have a new favourite toy!  It’s the OXO Good Grips Complete Grate and Slice set.  It’s a kind of mini mandoline and grater in one and it’s just the

Great British Cooking, an ‘English’ Rarebit and a Giveaway

Carolyn and Chris Calidcott have travelled the world in pursuit of delicious food.  In this book they come home to explore the long-overlooked delights of traditional British Cooking. Tried and

Gnocchi with Spinach, Bacon and Mustard Cream Sauce and a Giveaway

I’ve always wanted to make gnocchi but there was one thing missing.  I didn’t have a Potato Ricer and, while I could have spent hours mashing and pushing potatoes through

Pear Upside-down Cake from Hummingbird Bakery: Life is Sweet

Life is Sweet is the fourth book by Tarek Malouf, founder of The Hummingbird Bakery.  The Hummingbird Bakery was instrumental in popularising the sort of high quality bakes, loved by

Chef DVD and Soundtrack Giveaway

Chef is out on DVD, Blu-ray and Download on 3rd November 2014.  I’m not someone who goes to the cinema very often and I don’t watch a lot of films

St Andrew’s Day Slow Cooked Challenge and a Giveaway

St Andrew’s Day is a day of celebration for Scots, both in Scotland and for those who live elsewhere. Last year I wrote about St Andrew and how he became

Mark Greenaway to join Nairn’s Oatcakes at Edinburgh’s newest market

Mark Greenaway to join Nairn’s Oatcakes at Edinburgh’s newest market  Chance to meet award winning celebrity chef at Nairn’s stall in Boxsmall Market I was invited along to meet with