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    Bake it…

    2018-12-01T00:00:00+00:00

    Rev Kate Bottley is hoping to inspire some festive fundraising for The Children’s Society with her special Christingle cake, made from orange vanilla sponge, marmalade and fondant icing.

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    Delicious blueberry friands for you to make

    2018-07-31T00:00:00+01:00

    Planning an afternoon tea party or a picnic? These little almond cakes studded with blueberries are easy to make and a tasty treat

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    The joy of lavender

    2018-04-24T00:00:00+01:00

    Easy to grow and with many uses around the home, lavender is a wonderful addition to your garden, says Sarah Linklett

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    Easter craft

    2017-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Easter decorations for you to make

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    Ways to use honey

    2015-02-12T00:00:00+00:00

    Catherine Francis explains five different ways that we can make use of honey

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    Create quiet space

    2013-11-13T00:00:00+00:00

    We loved these suggestions to bring meaning to our Christmas preparations

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    2007-01-12T00:00:00+00:00

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    2006-12-11T00:00:00+00:00

    Turn your Christmas leftovers into tasty meals

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    2006-11-10T00:00:00+00:00

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    2006-10-11T00:00:00+01:00

    Warming supper dishes to keep out the cold

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    2006-09-08T00:00:00+01:00

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    2006-08-15T00:00:00+01:00

    Serve up a stir fry and fruit pudding

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    2006-05-01T00:00:00+01:00

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