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Coffee 101

Different types of coffee

While most of us love our caffeine fixes, coffee can be a source of real confusion for the average ‘joe’… sorry. Luckily for us, Kim has owned The Roasting House for a few years now and really knows her stuff, so here’s our quick guide to navigating the wondrous world of coffee! Espresso Results: a

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Super simple 4 ingredient toffee apples

Toffee apples and seasonal eating

The chilly nights are well and truly here! And whether you love it or hate it, Bonfire Night will soon be here too. Not only have supermarkets been fully stocked up over the past few weeks on plastic decorations, cheap polyester costumes and plastic-wrapped sweets for Halloween, it’s now the turn of everyone’s childhood favourite:

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Make your own gingerbread skeletons!

Iced gingerbread skeletons

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with gingerbread! Personally the few times I’ve ever made biscuits they’ve never kept their shape, but with this recipe I had no problem! Plus they tasted really great (though I do admit I added a little extra ginger as I can’t get enough of the

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Festive DIY biscuit cutters

Homemade cookie cutters

With Halloween and Christmas fast approaching I’ve been looking at different ways I can keep some old traditions AND be more eco-conscious at the same time. Gingerbread is one of my favourite sweet treats. I remember my mum treating us to chocolate dipped gingerbread (with raisin eyes of course) when my sister and I were

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Wildlife: the dos and donts!

A blue tit eating from someone's hand

Watching wildlife from the window with a cuppa in hand is a great way to de-stress in the colder months, but attracting these cute critters to our gardens in the first place is another story. Us Brits love to feed our furry neighbours, whether that’s taking a trip to the park to feed the ducks

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A quick & easy guide to making your own bread

Man holding bread

Making your own bread is really easy and can cut lots of plastic wrappers out of your life if you normally buy it from a supermarket. When you’re used to popping to the shop to buy bread, making your own can seem like a far too time consuming task, but when you consider the time

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How to make popcorn

Popcorn

I have a confession to make – I love crisps. Crisps are such a serious addiction for me and I crave them a lot. Not even fancy flavours, just your basic ready salted crisps. But crisps come in that foil-plastic material which can’t be recycled and so I’ve been trying to curb my habit, and

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How to meal prep

Vegetables and knife

Let’s be honest; how many times have we all started the day with the purest of intentions, only for life to happen and for that cheap ready-meal or take away to look so much more appealing? Fortunately for us, even on the longest of days, we can still eat well and help save the planet

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