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Saturday 17 December 2011
We all indulge a bit over the festive period, and it's nice to have a few little sweet treats to hand for when relatives and friends drop by or to just leave on the table after Christmas lunch so that people can help themselves when they feel peckish. Home-made chocolates and sweets also make great, economical little gifts for family and friends, simply wrapped up in little cellophane packets with a ribbon.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Makes about 20
Monday 05 December 2011
The average chap will shave 20,000 times in his lifetime, so keep skin soothed with one of these face-friendly buys
Friday 02 December 2011
After successfully selling Beaufort Chalet d'Alpage from her garden shed in Highgate, north London, Patricia opened a cheese shop, La Fromagerie, in Highbury Park in 1992. Ten years later she opened a second on Marylebone High Street and has written two award-winning books, Cheese and The Cheese Room.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Saturday 13 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Saturday 23 July 2011
Officially, of course, they are so over, left behind like the coach and horse and carrier's cart, hissing, clunking, smudging antitheses to our age of supposed clean efficiency.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Thursday 23 June 2011
You don't get what it says on the tin. They don't fly, they're not Russian and they're not brothers. And their line of patter is a little less dense than Dostoevsky's: "We're working without a net tonight." "We didn't invite her." Boom-boom, as Basil Brush used to say.
Sunday 19 June 2011
This quintessential English dessert is easy to make and benefits from a little time in the fridge to make it easier to take from the mould. The proportions of the fruits used are less important than the selection. You need a mix of tart and sweet – red or blackcurrants are a must, as are raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Thursday 16 June 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
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