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Arguably the BEST Chocolate Brownies – EVER!

When I was working with Weezl on cheap family recipes, she made lovely chocolate brownies for the meal plan. I made them many times, but have since tweaked the recipe, as you do. I am now making them with butter, although, by all means, use vegetable oil, as in the...

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A Trio of Vegetable Hummus

The U3A cookery group met at my place on Tuesday this week. One of the many things we did was a vegetable hummus made from green peas from Izy Hossacks book, The Savvy Cook. [amazon_link asins='1784722634' template='ProductCarousel' store='UK' marketplace='UK'...

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Loft, Fitness and Books

I'm sitting here talking to you aching pleasantly and a bit cobwebby. In fact, I've just popped to the loo and noticed that half my hair was covered in gritty web! I don't mind spiders or creepy crawlies, but I don't particularly want to be decorated by them! We have...

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Lofts and Manuscripts

Planning permission Yesterday we finally, finally, had confirmation from the architect that our planning permission has been granted. We started it in June 2016!! There are several clauses that he has to go back to them with, but the basic permission is there. Hooray!...

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Valentine’s Day Ideas on a budget

It's Valentine's Day on Wednesday and February 14th is the day florists make the most profit, closely followed by Mother's Day. This is partly because 12 red roses, the classic Valentine's Day gift, will set you back a huge amount of money, and as a gardener myself, I...

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