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How to cook the perfect steak

I love steak! There’s nothing better than a perfectly cooked, good cut of steak, simply seasoned and served with chips. Don’t you agree?

Someone else who likes steak is Jamie Oliver and boy does he cook them well! I’m a fan of Jamie and have all his cook books. I like the approach-ability of his dishes, the simplicity of the cooking and our mutual love of good ingredients and Italian flavours. Continue reading

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Dorset Apple Cake Recipe with Travelodge Foodies

I love cake! But baking, I’ve never been so good at. Recently Travelodge asked me, as part of their Travelodge Foodies campaign, to cook some regional cuisine from Bournemouth.

I scoured the internet for dishes native to Bournemouth and one of the things that came up was the Dorset Apple Cake. Cake. Decision made.

Like I said, I’m not very good at baking, but the recipe seemed pretty simple and wouldn’t take long to throw together, so I figured I was onto a winner. And I was!Continue reading

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The Ultimate Chocolate Orange Cake

I don’t often post a lot of recipes on here. I like to eat, I like to cook, but I’m not hugely accomplished in the kitchen and don’t always have a lot of time. But when Valentine’s Day loomed, I knew I had to surprise hubby with something he’d love…welcome The Ultimate Chocolate Orange Cake!

Now as I say, I’m not accomplished, so I totally followed a recipe for this one, but added in my own tweaks to make it to mine and hubby’s taste and maximise on the chocolatey-oranginess (that is a word!).Continue reading