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Apple and Blackburry Crumble

Apple and blackberry crumble is one of the nations favourites desserts. August and September is the best time for picking Blackberries. The best blackberries will stand out from the crowd, they will be shiner and firmer.  Blackberries aren’t restricted to rural areas you will see them along many paths amongst the hedgerows. Berry picking means autumn is approaching. The warm sweet aromas of apple and blackberry crumble cooking in the kitchen as the nights are drawing in and getting cooler. The recipe below serves 4 people, it is easy to…

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Poached Egg and Mushrooms on Toast

Poached egg and mushrooms on toast with thyme is full of flavours, not only is it quick and easy to make, it is ideal for breakfast or lunch all year round. You can also home grow the vegetables and herbs in this dish just like we did. This recipe is for one person and takes around 15 minutes to make. Ingredients 1 large free range egg 1 tablespoon olive oil Sliced toasted bread Fresh finely chopped thyme leaves 100g chestnut mushroom, sliced Season of salt and pepper Mozzarella (optional) 50g…

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Easy Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a colourful, nutritional dish that is cheap to make. They are especially popular in the summertime as they are easy to make and full of delicious flavours for all the family to enjoy. When making stuffed peppers there is a variety of food options you can use, whether it be a vegetarian option or meat filled. This dish is often used as the main course with a side salad or garlic bread. Here is a traditional easy stuffed pepper recipe with beef for you to enjoy at…

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How to carve a pumpkin

How to carve a pumpkin Choosing the right pumpkin The perfect pumpkin should have a stem between 1 to 2 inches thick, have no soft spots or punctures and of course be nice and orange. A pumpkin with a flat base will make it easier to display and sturdier to carve. You can get pumpkins from your local supermarket or farmers market, in fact many places will sell these leading up to Halloween. There are different shapes and sizes to choose from helping you be more be more creative. Preparation…

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Design Featured Interiors 

Self-Cleaning Ovens, Pyrolytic vs Catalytic

Pyrolytic ovens Pyrolytic ovens are the most effective self-cleaning ovens. These ovens have a feature that allows you to heat the oven to around 480°c. At this temperature food residue will turn into ash. The door will automatically lock when the cycle is on and unlock when the oven is cool enough. These ovens will have a cleaning function usually between 2 to 4 hours long. This process does often create smoke, so the ovens use a catalytic converter in the exhaust vent to eliminate emissions. Once the cycle is…

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