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Cedric Babouche

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Cedric Babouche is a French film-maker. He has directed two short films The Routine and Imago. Imago combines watercolour illustrations and 2D & 3D animation. This film won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival and was a short list … Continue reading

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Crispy Beef with Noodles

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Serves 2 Oil 300g thin-cut steak (sliced into thin strips and tossed with 3 tbsp cornflour) Small head of Broccoli (sliced) 2 Garlic Cloves (sliced) 5cm piece Ginger (finely chopped) ½ Red Chilli ½ bunch Spring Onion or Leek (thinly … Continue reading

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A-Z Photography; Alphabet Project

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While in Perth, Australia in April 2013, we set about completing a photography project. We explored different areas of Perth and collected photos of capital letters, making sure they were portrait and the letter filled the frame. It was a … Continue reading

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Soft Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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I’ve been adapting and perfecting this recipe for a while and the last batch of cookies were a hit. Makes 20-24 230g Unsalted Butter, room temperature 250g Brown Sugar 2 Large Eggs, room temperature 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract 1 tbsp … Continue reading

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Ham, Cheddar & Courgette Muffins

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I wanted to bake some savoury muffins and was inspired by a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe, which I adapted slightly to use different filling ingredients. My 14 month old Son loves these, they make a lot of mess but he happily … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips

Some helpful tips I have learnt or been told along the way . GARDEN / PLANTS Water plants using leftover cooking water – from eggs, pasta, rice, potatoes & other veg. Fish tank water is also goods for plants. Save … Continue reading

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Paprika & Garlic Potatoes

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We had some friends round for lunch and these potatoes when down a storm. We enjoyed them so much, I made them again for dinner a few days later, yum! Serves 2 3 medium-sized Red Potatoes 2 cloves garlic (crushed) … Continue reading

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Chocolate Tiffin (Fridge Cake) Recipe

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200g chocolate (I used dark chocolate) 100g unsalted butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 125g hob nobs 135g bag of Peanut M&Ms Handful of Raisins Marshmallows (cut into four pieces or use mini ones) For the topping 200g chocolate 25g unsalted … Continue reading

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Avocado Chocolate Pudding

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It sounds crazy, but it tastes so good! I discovered this recipe on another blog and have adapted it slightly. . Makes 4 small cups 2 big and very ripe Avocados 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp Icing Sugar 1 … Continue reading

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Chocolate & Banana Muffins

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As I have always taken home-made cakes into work for my birthday, I couldn’t let such a tradition fade out in 2013. So I baked some chocolate & banana muffins, which were gratefully accepted! Makes 12 100g Butter (softened) 175g Caster Sugar … Continue reading

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