Not my usual foodie treat, this one is for our four legged friends. A no added salt, no wheat, no corn, no added sugar, no meat meal, no soy and no artificial colours or flavours from The Dog Treat Company. Phew…that’s a lot of no’s but all for the best dog treats ever.

The Dog Treat Company

Our little dog Reggie is a little, errr… aloof and more than a little picky about his treats which he can more often take or leave but as I was trying to photograph the festive version of The Dog Treat Company treats (after all every creature great and small deserves a Christmas pressie) he snaffled them all up!

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I was very lucky to get to visit River Cottage on the Devon/Dorset borders a couple of weeks ago for a very special Foodies100 River Cottage Christmas get together and learned all about giving your Christmas turkey the star treatment with a gin brined turkey recipe!

River Cottage

River Cottage history…

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster established River Cottage HQ in Dorset in 2004, now based at Park Farm near Axminster in Devon and has recently launched River Cottage Chefs’ School.

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I have been a fan of the dotcomgiftshop for years and years, they stock just the type of bright quirky gift and home accessories I like, that you can’t get anywhere else.

So, when I was sent a few goodies from dotcomgiftshop I had a little dance around my kitchen.

No need to feel sad in the kitchen when you’re wearing this awesome vintage apple apron, which as well as being really pretty and bright,

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Can I tempt you with a fabulously tasty Karahi okra and potato curry recipe?

I’ve said it time and again, I love going to cooking classes so was thrilled to attend a #TefalClass at one of my favourite cookery schools L’atelier des Chefs in London to make an Indian themed menu.

Karahi okra and potato curry

On the menu was

  • Tandoori marinated chicken skewers
  • Karahi Okra and potato curry
  • Coriander chutney
  • Roti

Obviously the good thing when cooking in a big group everything seems so much quicker and easier because the jobs are divided but still,

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Do you want to earn money for Christmas? I have seven simple tried and tested suggestions which have helped me hugely over the last few months. I’ve been telling  boring all my friends about them as I have been super excited at how easy it can be to earn a few pennies, or even pounds, without leaving the house. So, I thought it was a good idea to write it all down and now I can share the info more easily…

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The Christmas cake recipes collection, there are over 20 completely different recipe ideas here to inspire. Happy Baking!

Christmas cake recipes

Many will have made their Christmas cake already…they’re the organised ones, however fear not there is plenty of time left and if you fancy doing something a little different this year you can’t go wrong with checking out one of the following Christmas cake recipes.

Fabulous Christmas Cake Recipes…
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Love Panto? Oh yes you do! And you can win a family ticket for four worth £80…

But what is Potted Panto you may ask…oh yes you did! I’ll stop now. Recommended for ages 6+ Potted Panto is seven classic pantomimes in eighty hilarious minutes! Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a fourth festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour of Potted Potter.

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