Delonghi Motiva Coffee Maker

Christmas has come early in my household – those lovely people at Argos have decided to send me a coffee maker to try out (so this post’s in conjunction with them). I’d like to think its due to my winning ways with words, but in all likelihood they’ve looked at my morning time twitter feed and…

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Albert Matthews Butchers – Bury

Writing this blog, there are many people I come across, working in all walks of the food sector. There are charming front of house staff, knowledgeable bar specialists and creative chefs – but there’s nothing that impresses and excites me more, than someone with passion. Finding a passionate individual or company is what reminds me why I love food. Luckily…

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The Brownie Post

Chocolate – much loved, much craved and some would argue, much needed. Synonymous with giggly girls getting together and often heavily marketed towards the fairer sex; it can be both a cheap, sweet pick-me-up and and expensive, single-estate luxury that has critics melting it on the tongue and rolling it round their mouths. Whatever the…

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Custom Cakes from Andrew Nuttall

Here’s another blog about cake. Yes indeed, it really is another blog about cake. I realise I might talk about cake a lot and often blog about it too, however it’s a) nearly Mother’s Day (good reason for cake) and b) I’ve found someone who makes really ace cakes. Not cupcakes, not cake pops, not homemade…

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Pin Ups In Pinnies Launch – Matt and Phreds

Cakes, booze and pretty ladies all in one room sounds too good to be true; however this Tuesday, such temptations were in abundance at the Pin-Ups and Pinnies‘ launch at Matt and Phreds in Manchester’s trendy and, quite aptly, vintage obsessed Northern Quarter. Amaretto and Limencello mini cupcakes (I ate at least six, then I…

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Essential Cuisine Stocks

Without a good stock we’d be nowhere in the kitchen; a proper stock adds body, depth and flavouring, it is the cornerstone to many a recipe. Where would we be without a stock? No gravies, no risottos, no consommes… In the past, nothing was wasted in the kitchen – huge pots bubbled up on the…

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Farmer’s Choice Online Butcher

Operating a strict dietary policy of organic or free range meat and dairy, I often find myself at a culinary loss. Large items aren’t a problem – free range chicken is available at the supermarket, lamb is free range and anything else I can source from the network of local-ish butchers I have built up.…

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WH Frost Butchers – Chorlton

It’s good to support your local shops and indeed I try to. I have a local butcher and he’s very good for your standard fare; the meat’s well hung, the sausages are made by the butchers themselves, they’re friendly and the meat’s local. Sounds perfect you might think, but there’s one big snag; when asking for free…

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Farmison.com – online butcher, greengrocer and dairy

I’m not a lover of veg boxes. As I’m a Guardian reading, left leaning Liberal it may come as a bit of a shock to you, but I find there’s either too much trouble with delivery (I don’t have somewhere or someone to leave it with), there’s too much repetition of produce, there’s far too…

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