Weekend Recipe: Tangy Lime Pickle

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We get through a lot of limes in our household. When I spotted big bowlfuls of limes selling cheaply at the greengrocer around the corner I went a bit over-the-top and bought a huge bagful, more even than we could get through in mojitos and G&Ts (and that’s saying something). So, I want in search… 

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Weekend Recipe: pickled nasturtium seeds (poor man’s capers)

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It’s a strange thing perhaps, but I take a completely different approach to styling in my home and garden. Indoors, I’m all about cool greys, natural materials and sophisticated bohemian touches. In my garden however, I love the beds to be filled with a riot of colour… big, blowsy blooms jostling for space in the billowing… 

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Rhubarb & Custard Ice-cream

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With the weather improving by the day, I was easily persuaded last week to impulse-buy my first ice-cream maker! With some fresh rhubarb in the fridge I decided to take it for a spin and make some rhubarb ice-cream. I wanted to achieve that classic confectionery combination of rhubarb and custard, so found a recipe for… 

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Recipe: nettle and wild garlic soup

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Many people aren’t that keen on the idea of eating stinging nettles. If you’re one of them, I urge you to try this delicious recipe for Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup so I can change your mind! Nettles are young and plentiful in spring and they’re packed with health benefits too – the leaves are… 

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Chocolate Cloud Cake

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{Photographs: Decorator’s Notebook | Recipe: adapted from Sophie Dahl} I’ve never been to heaven, but I bet this is what angels eat for breakfast. Light as a feather, gooey in the middle and completely flourless, this may not be the prettiest cake you’ve ever made, but I promise you it will be one of the… 

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Homemade gingerbread gift tags & garlands

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Welcome to everyone joining us today from Sunday Times Style – it’s lovely to have you here! I was thrilled to be invited to put together an idea for their Christmas gift wrap feature this weekend. These edible gingerbread gift tags start giving before your parcel has even been opened – a definite bonus! If… 

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Finnish Cinnamon and Cardamom Buns

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I am a HUGE fan of Kinfolk magazine and their new cookbook will be firmly on my Christmas list. If this recipe for Pulla (a Finnish bread flavoured with cinnamon and cardamom) is anything to go by, it’s going to be my new favourite. {all Parker Fitzgerald for Kinfolk Table} I just love the flavours… 

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A hungry girl’s guide to chicken-keeping: part 1

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You don’t need to be good at maths (and I’m not) to know that three chickens, one person at home and everyone else on holiday means an awful lot of these… Our three lovely chickies have been laying one egg each a day and even though I’ve been giving them to the neighbours… well, when… 

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