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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Sweetly spicy and aromatic, vanilla is probably the most used flavouring in the cottage kitchen. It’s a comforting base note in cookies and hot chocolates, pancakes and muffins and almost everything I bake has a teaspoon...

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Basil, bloggers and Italian sunshine

My first encounter with pesto was not a success. It was 1993. I was a student with a recently acquired kitchen, a need to feed myself and an exceptionally useful Christmas present: Nigel Slater’s...