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Life on the veg

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe so when I made some soup I thought I’d share it. It’s really good, healthy, filling, and good for the soul - as all homemade soup is, I firmly believe!

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I feel like I've invented a recipe

Today is the first day of the summer holidays and my daughter and me went fruit picking in Piercebridge. A whole lot of fun was had by us both. We arrived really early and it was nice and peaceful, probably the only peaceful activity we will get to do over the next 6 weeks!

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4, 4, 4, 2

The easiest cupcake recipe was given to me by my mum, it’s easy to remember and it’s a good one to have in the memory bank for anyone who likes to bake with kids. If, like me, you always have in the cupboards self-raising flour, caster sugar, butter, and eggs, these cakes can be made within no time of a small person asking ‘can we bake?’.

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I am going to have to admit to never eating a russet apple before this week. I am even going to have to admit to wondering if they were an apple-shaped pear. Really. Please don't judge me. However, I am now educated. They're an English apple, they're bang in season, and they're lovely. My little girl says so too.

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Emma Paling McGough