Raspberry Roulade

Lesley Holdship - Home Economist, Food Stylist & Recipe Writer

Cupcake wars!

Sat, Jun 2 2012
I have long since been making a cake in a muffin tin but not calling it a cupcake. The term has exploded in to people's consciousness and become big business in more ways than just making them. Aside from that, it has also been a bugbear of mine though, when people call an individual cake a muffin. Here we have 2 completely different animals one made with a different method to the other, producing
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retro living

Thu, Mar 1 2012
In our house, what could be classed as retro food has never really gone out of fashion! I love the kitsch dishes of the 70's and 80's, they bring back good memories of some of my childhood food revelations!Whilst shopping today, I spotted shell on prawns that Harley was keen on buying for our lunch.I was going to eat the little chaps cold with some lemon but looking at them shot me back to about 1987
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Easter Spirit.

Fri, Feb 5 2010
When I think of Easter, a Sinmel cake comes to mind but never into reality! Marzipan, fruits and the very traditions of it are what give me the desire to bake it, then many factors contribute to me never making it at all. As Easter is early next month, I thought I would get you ready in advance! This delicious cake is thought to have originated in the medieval times and has also had ties with Mothering
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Camp!

Tue, Aug 25 2009
Well, camping has been the topic of conversation in our house for months. Harley could not wait to go, but each time we arranged anything our arrangements fell through for one reason or another. So last week it was Thursday, then Friday, and finally Saturday it actually happened. The tent has never seen the light of day and got a little ripped in the first attempt. It is, in fact, a marquee and housed
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we love food

Sun, Jun 7 2009
This morning was sadly our last in sunny Cornwall. But to top our visit off we had to indulge in some smoked streaky bacon, free range eggs, cold white toast and some Yeo Valley butter. The taste of this butter is quite exceptional. Quite the best. Harley just was in raptures eating this little lot as you can see.I do like the whole branding around Yeo Valley. Their milk is creamy and tasty, the butter
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