Prawn and Guacamole Nibbles

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Easy canapés #2

Last week I shared my thai prawn soup New Years eve disaster.  Sadly these incidents are not rare in our house.  As a result, I have perfected a few throw them together nibble ideas to save the day.  These prawn and guacamole nibbles fit the bill perfectly.  Another canapé that you can make in 5 minutes that will have guests calling you Nigella, but … Read More

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Brioche Pate Heart Nibbles

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Brioche pate heart nibbles

Regular visitors to this blog will know that it was our families turn this year to host the Hogmanay (New Years Eve) party. For the starter that night I planned to make a thai fish soup that I had eaten at a friends house a month before.  The soup was made….but about 2 hours before guests arrived I tasted it….and aaaargh!  Nothing … Read More

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Stylish Jam Jar Lanterns

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Jam Jar Lanterns

Hopefully you haven’t used up all your jam jars on my gold party glasses form last week….or maybe you are like me, and NEVER throw them away  (and sometimes even solicit extra supplies from friends)! If so, you are in luck….another use coming your way….(drumroll)…….. in the form of these five minute, stylish jam jar lanterns. Materials Required: Jam Jars … Read More

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Hand Made Gold Jam Jar Glasses

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Gold Jam Jar Glasses

This year, it was our turn to host the New Years Eve party.  Over the last few year we have crept up in numbers to 24:  5 families, with 10 adults and 14 children between us. The adults will be eating in the dining room, while the kids will be having pizza and garlic bread in the kitchen. For the … Read More

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Roasted Flower Sprouts

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roasted flower sprouts

I stumbled upon these amazing vegetables about a month ago.They look like the love child of a brussels sprout and kale, with their teen tiny cabbage like appearance. They are seriously delicious!  I can’t get enough of them.  Originally I was steaming or boiling them.  Then during a trip to Chiltern Firehouse in December with friends, I tried them roasted alongside Welsh Lamb. … Read More

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