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How to cure bacon at home

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I’ve just eaten the best bacon in the world – because I made it myself. It contained no water that makes supermarket bacon more of a boil-up than a fry-up … Continue reading

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How to trim and cook onglet: the beefiest steak you will ever taste – and the best value for money

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Onglet isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but looks can be deceiving: this is a bee-yoo-ti-ful steak, flavour-wise. One of the best. And as cheap as the chips you … Continue reading

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Giacobazzi’s Pasta Masterclass #2: How to make…Ravioli

How to make ravioli

There is an art to making ravioli – and I haven’t cracked it yet! But fortunately, help is at hand in the form of master pasta maker Nicos, from Giacobazzi’s deli in … Continue reading

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How to (sort of) carve a Halloween Pumpkin

It’s every child’s dream to have their very own pumpkin to take to bed at night, shine a torch inside, then scare the living wits out of themselves. And it … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Lobster Tail Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor is an all-time restaurant classic. This is a much quicker and simpler version but it’s still a luxury Saturday special and no mistake. Each lobster tail costs around … Continue reading

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Interview: Secrets to becoming a successful author…by Amanda Egan aka Mummy Misfit

Amanda Egan has something I want – something that many of us bloggers want: published books. She’s the brilliantly successful author of Mummy Misfit and The Darker Side of Mummy … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed Review: How to make…Hare’s Moor Onion Bhajis

Sometimes, though very rarely, life can feel a bit too short, a little too rushed, to have have the time to blend spices. Sometimes, though very rarely, it’s nice when … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed Vlog: Heston Blumenthal’s Lamb Steak Tapenade

I’m gradually working my way through the Heston Blumenthal cookbook for Christmas, and this recipe is a great way to combine my present from the Christmas before last: my trusty … Continue reading

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How to save £430 on energy bills*

This week is Big Energy Week, running from today until January 21, and as a man who refused to turn the heating on until the middle of November, I’m very much … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed Vlog: How to make toast

Toast is complicated. We know that. Very difficult to get wrong. The bread, the method, the butter to bread ratio. This video shows you how to make the Perfect Piece … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-Free Monday Vlog: How to make vegetable pakoras

I’m still getting the hang of this vlogging malarkey. I haven’t learned how to edit them yet – and they are taking an ge to upload to YouTube, so I’m … Continue reading

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Listography: 5 of the Best…

KateTakes5’s Listography this week is 5 Bests. Great theme. Here’s my selection… BEST AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (mine, that is!)  From a paraglider, soaring high above our honeymoon villa in Corsica, waving … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed Vlog: How to cook the perfect steak…Heston Blumenthal-style

This is my second vlog, and as you can tell, I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet, but I will persist. In this vlog, I’m demonstrating how to … Continue reading

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My very first vlog: How to iron a shirt in (just over) 1 minute

It is time I broke away from these shackles of mere words and ventured into the hitherto unknown playground of moving images aka vlogging. With the help and guidance of … Continue reading

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