On Saturday I was invited along to The Bier Keller on Broad Street in Birmingham to a Reggae Brunch; 5 hours of reggae music, cocktails, a lovely 3 course meal and plenty of fun!  The party started at 1pm wherer we were greated with unlimited rum punch for the first hour.  The punch was really nice and like any good cocktail didn’t taste of alcohol just an amazing mix of fruit juices.  From the moment you walked in to the event the music was playing and there was a real party atmosphere. Just after 1pm the starter of the 3…

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There is nothing more warming on a cold autumn day that a bowl of piping hot homemade soup. Even more delicious is when it has a little warm kick of chili and is served with warm homemade bread. We love homemade soup and eat it quite often. It’s the sort of meal where you just grab any vegetables you have to hand and can be very economical to make too. This recipe is so easy and you will soon have a nutritious family meal. I also find homemade soups are a great way of getting vegetables in to the children.…

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I work from home and my daily luch usually consists of a sandwich and some fruit.  Every now and then I like something a little different and a easy tasty salad fits the bill perfectly.  this salmon sald with new potatoes and a poached egg is also quick an easy lunch to make for all the family and also when guests come over. Ingredients Packet of flaked salmon Packet of mixed salad leaves Red onion New potaotos, about 2/3 per person 1 egg per person 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar Salt and black pepper What I love about this…

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I have always loved soda bread.  I remember visited Ireland as a child and having soda bread for breakfast served with a runny boiled egg for breakfast every morning.  It’s the simplicity of the meal that I liked and how the soda bread had a denser texture to it than a ordinary loaf had.  I used to make soda bread with my Nan whenever I went to visit and it’s something I remember fondly of the times I spent with her; making soda bread then a picnic tea with cheese, ham, real butter and thickly sliced soda bread. Soda bread…

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There is nothing more satisfying than spending time baking something yummy and filling for my family and friends, especially when it is something as yummy as this gooey butter cake.  I adore cooking for others. Especially if it puts a smile on people’s faces. I’ll happily get involved with catering for other people’s events but only on the condition others stay out of my kitchen. I am not a fan of other people ‘meddling’ when I’m cooking. Cook do the washing up, oh yes please, but never meddle in the cooking part. I hadn’t spent an afternoon cooking due to…

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