#FoodYearLinkup and Food Blogger’s Calendar – What’s on in December 2014

It’s that time of the month again when I send a reminder of what’s coming up in the Food Blogger’s Calendar this December. However, before I do that I’ve got some exciting news… #FoodYearLinkup launch Yes, that’s right, I’m launching my own blogger linkup. When I launched the Food Blogger’s Calendar, I told you how much I love the idea of linking my posts to foodie events through out the year. This month, I’ve been on the lookout for others joining in too and I’ve really enjoyed reading all of your posts and seeing your take on each of the…

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Korma Paste

Korma curry paste recipe

Homemade korma paste – A mild curry paste made with almonds, coconut and spices. Quick and simple to make, ready in just 10 minutes, and full of flavour.

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Mustard Beans

mustard beans recipe

I love roast dinners, but I’ve always been guilty of focusing on the meat, potatoes and yorkshire puddings and neglecting the vegetables. Simple boiled carrots, broccoli and peas were always a staple on the side of my roasts – pretty dull. As a result I always finished these first, to get them out of the way so that I could move onto the good bits.

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Pancake art – Five things I learnt from my first attempt

Reindeer pancake art

For a while now I’ve been wanting to have a go at pancake art, and this week I finally did it.

Here’s my first attempt – a reindeer pancake. I think that perhaps calling it “art” is a bit generous, I doubt I’ll be winning the turner prize any time soon. Although judging by some of the previous winners maybe I’ll be in with a chance 🙂

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Making Mincemeat

My family loves mince pies and the starting point for all good mince pies is delicious, homemade mincemeat – dried fruit and spices soaked in orange and lemon juice, and brandy – yum.

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Building My Blog – October 2014

Food blog traffic and income report

Welcome to my 4th monthly update, all about what I’ve been up to on My Recipe Book in October. In this month’s report, I’ll be talking about what I’ve been up to, my plans for November, and the all important income and visitor numbers. If you’re new to my website, or just these posts and want to know more about why I write them, then have a look at my very first report where you’ll find out more. What I’ve been up to in October I’ve been having mixed feelings about the blog this month. I’ve now been writing for about three…

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Launching the Food Blogger’s Calendar

I love the idea of linking my blog posts to major events and holidays, but I tend to find that they creep up on me without me realising. I’ve then got no time to produce something relevant. To try and get myself organised, I’ve created a calendar of events to give me a bit of time to plan ahead. Since I’d gone to the effort to compile the list of as many food related events as possible, I thought why not share it? So the Food Blogger’s Calendar was born. Food related national days, weeks and months – these are…

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