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Chocolate Cranberry Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Cookies

In the past few months I’ve had to prepare for and adhere to a low-iodine diet as part of preparations for radio-iodine treatment (radiotherapy). I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of what’s prescribed, but it does put massive restrictions on your diet – an overview is no eggs, dairy, soya, fish,…

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Dukkah – recipe

Dukkah (or dukka or duqqa) is a North African condiment most usually attributed to Egypt and which comes in many different guises – the simplest being a few herbs, salt and pepper sold in paper cones for use in the home, the most complex being a mixture of herbs, spices, salt, pepper, seeds and nuts (traditionally…

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Artisan – Manchester

I am unashamedly middle class. I’m not going to make excuses for my up-bringing, values and identity. I’m not going to pretend anymore, or make a mockery of where I fall in society – yes I worry about minor infringements of manners and I really like aspirational magazine; there’s nothing wrong with being in the middle…

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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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