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Entries from September 30th, 2009

Foodie gift hunting at Firebox

September 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Christmas foodie gifts, Foodie gadgets, Foodie gifts, Kitchenwares, Places to shop online

I love Firebox, I think it was created to answer men’s prayers, and women’s endless question of what on earth to buy a man! Their range has continued to grow, and there are some interesting options for gifts for foodies, and not just in the gadget department. Here’s my top choices of new stuff from them: […]

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In case you doubted…

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Foodie things to do

That MGG really is a foodie in training, then I offer up just a bit of photographic evidence! With mussels With noodles And, because no one’s perfect, and it’s not Mr Whippy, with ice cream: And don’t even get her started on her preferred sticky toffee pudding!

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Training the next generation of gourmets

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Baking, Cookbooks, Foodie gadgets, Foodie gifts, Foodie things to do, Kitchenwares, Places to eat

If you’ve read a few of my posts,  you’ll have spotted the appearance of Mini Gourmet Girl. MGG is a food lover in training, who would name her favourite food as mussels (marinieres, possibly grilled, but not barbecued), chicken pie and Chinese (read chicken chow mein). Which is not bad going for 7. I know […]

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The catalogues cometh, part one!

September 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Christmas foodie gifts, Foodie gadgets, Foodie gifts, Kitchenwares, Places to shop online

Ah, September. Month of mist and mellow fruitfulness. And catalogues. Yes, an almost daily deluge in our house, driven by my addiction to online shopping and from my work on ProblemPresents.com in the past. Some are good, some are bad, and some are laugh out loud awful. But what about if you’re trying to find […]

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Heading for the Great British Cheese Festival?

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments · British favourites, Foodie gifts, Foodie things to do, Foodie Travel, Places to eat

After yesterday’s post about Stilton, it seemed only right to give a mention to the Great British Cheese Festival in Cardiff this weekend. More cheese than even I can get through, there will be all sorts to take your fancy. There’ll be tastings and masterclasses, so really from milk to plate. But if you go […]

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Cheese please!

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · British favourites, Christmas foodie gifts, Foodie gifts, Places to shop online

Dr T has been avoiding dairy for the past two weeks. Don’t ask, but it’s lasted longer than avoiding beer! The benefit has been huge amounts of goats cheese in the house, which I love. In fact, I love my cheese. Which is just as well round here, as you can’t walk 50 yards without […]

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Mini Bars – the crime of the century?

September 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Foodie gadgets, Foodie gifts, Foodie things to do

I don’t mean to keep picking on Cotswold 88, but one of the other thing that had me in stitches of laughter and snorting in indignation was the mini bar, or mini tray in this case. Don’t get me wrong, it really didn’t offend my foodie sensibilities, far from it. Lets face it, I’m as […]

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At sixes and sevens at Cotswold 88

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Baking, Foodie Travel, Places to eat

I feel it only fair to start this by saying there are many things that the ever patient Dr T is good at. Sadly, choosing hotels is not one of them. But he does normally choose ones that give us something to laugh about! Having survived 10 years of being married to me, he chose […]

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The Friday Five – Strictly Come Cooking

September 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Cookbooks, Friday Five

This may be the most obscure and tenuous Friday Five I’ve done so far, but couldn’t let the return of Strictly, especially on a Friday, go unmarked. X Factor passes this house by, but everything halts for Strictly Come Dancing. I think I’ve even recovered from being photographed between two of the world’s most photogenic […]

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The rise and rise of the cupcake

September 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Baking, Cookbooks, Foodie gifts, Foodie things to do, Foodie Travel, Kitchenwares

This had passed me by slightly, but this week apparently is National Cupcake Week. Which is definitely going to be one of my favourite weeks of the year. Where did the cupcake come from? How did it raise itself up to be the top cakey treat? Like many trends, I would think we have to […]

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