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Tomato and Roast Butternut Squash Soupmaker Soup

The idea for the tomato and roast butternut squash soupmaker soup came from two things – leftover tomato passata we needed to use up before it went off and the fact we didn’t have any sweet potatoes in the freezer!  I found a lovely recipe for a tomato and sweet potato soup only to discover I had used my bag of sweet potatoes.  However, sitting in the freezer was a bag of butternut squash so Robert quickly decided to change the idea a bit and make it roast butternut squash to add extra flavour. Recipe notes We used a...

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What Should You Eat to Have a Healthy Breakfast?

Breakfast is probably one of the most controversial meals of the day – we are always being told that we need to eat it.  Then we are told we not only need a breakfast but also a healthy breakfast so those doughnuts and croissants aren’t what we should be eating.  But healthy breakfasts take time and preparation which some of us don’t have. So how are we meant to have a healthy breakfast and still get everything done on a morning? Perhaps the answer is to look at what really constitutes a healthy breakfast, how we can prepare things...

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Top 13 Things to Do with Blackberries

There are many notable sights at this time of year and one of them is a blackberry bush laden with fruit.  From those greenish ones through the red shades to the shining black ripe fruit, blackberries are a common sight around the country.  They are often easily purchased in neat little packets in supermarkets as well.  But what can you do it if you pick or purchase some of those attractive little berries? Just to let you know this post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a...

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Food Waste – Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Food waste is something we’ve all encountered – that slice of bread at the bottom of the loaf that went mouldy or the piece of fruit that was pushed to the back of the fridge.  Most of us can admit to having forgotten something, bought more than we needed and ended up throwing away something that we should have eaten.  But the scale of the problem is one that is growing here in the UK and in many other countries – so what can we do about it? What is food waste? There are two main categories of food...

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Whiskey Cocktails – The Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is one of the classics of the whiskey world and the basis for the drink has even older origins.  The drink can be made with different types of whiskey and even bourbon and has given rise to a whole range of variations to try – although you should always start with the original! Just to let you know this post contains some affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission payment. History of the Whiskey Sour Like most cocktails, the history of the Whiskey Sour is...

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