Tricks, treats and fun, freakish eats! Halloween is the perfect holiday to try new dishes, dress up ultra fancy and decor your house to a home of horror. I have to admit, Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. My kids get the most excitement out of decorating the outside of our house to […]

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Are you about to embark on a long-held plan to refurbish your kitchen? Well, before you do let’s settle in and consider some cautionary tales of kitchen refurbishment disasters. Enthusiasm is fantastic, but rushing into a DIY frenzy can be the difference between a trick and a treat. Let these terrifying kitchen nightmares quell your […]

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I really think that this should have been my birthday in some alternate universe.  Pumpkins are fantastic gourds. They are the original halloween decoration, the perfect soup ingredient, fun to carve, perfect for pies and the seeds are addictive. There are so many things you can do with pumpkins this time of year, not just […]

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Don’t mind the pun, it’s World Pasta Day and definitely something to celebrate!  In the 1960’s spaghetti bolognese became a British staple and commonly a weekly menu item in nearly every household. Since then, things haven’t changed much. Pasta is one of the worlds (and England’s) favourite dishes. Italy and Venezuela eat the most pasta […]

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Ok, so if you have a peanut allergy this may not be your most favourite day of the year. If you don’t well you’re in luck! I’ve scoured the world wide web and countless recipe books to serve up some fantastic dishes that contain everything from peanuts to brazil nuts and all sorts of nuts in […]

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Passion for design and culinary excellence collide in the new oven and fridge freezer ranges from Fisher & Paykel.  At Appliance City we’re always excited to announce new lines from Fisher & Paykel. They never fail to impress with models that are full of elegance, functionality and built to highest of energy standards. So now, please welcome, […]

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Reading in the Metro this morning I saw that this is supposed to be the coldest winter in Britain in over 80 years. They say to expect over 36 days of snow and ice and record setting low temperatures. My response? Yes! I get to make loads of soup! Guess I better buy a new freezer […]

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Just under two weeks away is one of my favourite holidays of the year! No, there are no presents involved, just wholesome family fun with a big Halloween party. Why is it my favourite holiday of the year? I get to make some awesome culinary creations to delight and scare party-goers and it starts a […]

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Well we have to call these hacks because how else can you describe a homemade version of your favourite big brand, coffee shop latte? A frap hack? A macchiato metaphor? Whether it is any or all of the above we’ve got some of your favourite high end coffee shop recipes, that will not only save you […]

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So a friend of mine is in my kitchen the other day as I’m scrubbing my bin lid. Yes, this is a weekly chore because I detest a dirty bin lid. I know it’s for rubbish, but I can’t allow it to look dirty, call me OCD. I digress. She asked my why I was putting […]

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