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Favourite places to eat in Cirencester

There are loads of places to eat in Cirencester! If there’s one thing we’re not short of it’s pubs and restaurants (as well as charity shops and mobile phone stores ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). For breakfast Made by Bob If you have money to spend then Made By Bob in Cirencester Corn Hall is the place to go. Using fresh ingredients, everything is made on site – no reheating here – you can watch the chefs hard at work in the open plan kitchen. I usually have the home-made spicy beans on toast. I do advise getting there early though as it’s Read More…

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Chicken with pesto mash potato

This recipe is very similar to the Philidelphia stuffed chicken wrapped in parma ham and chicken wrapped in bacon and served with mashed potato, spinach and pesto ones I’ve posted before, what can I say, I love chicken and haven’t had bacon for a while! We had this for tea Tuesday night… The inspiration for this dish was to use up some left over green pesto we had in the fridge. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We often have one or two chicken based meals a week and this made a nice change. I loved the green pesto mash and may try it again Read More…

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Vegetarian bean burritos

Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law came over for tea this evening, to catch up and so Ryan and his brother could watch the Manchester United Vs. Liverpool game together. They both support different teams – Ryan supports Manchester United and his brother supports Liverpool. There was a lot of shouting at the tv and arguements over referee decisions(!), I admit watching them both literally on the edge of their seats was quite funny. The teams drew 1-1. For tea we made vegetarian bean burritos as both his brother and sister-in-law are vegetarians. It was my first time trying burritos without any Read More…

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Slow cooker mulled wine

My dad loves mulled wine at this time of year from market stores and fetes, however doesn’t like the type you can get in the supermarket . I don’t like it personally but he says it doesn’t taste anywhere near as good. This year, Ryan and I decided to bring mulled wine to the table and brought over the ingredients Christmas morning to brew the mulled wine in my parents slow cooker and, unlike the supermarket stuff, my dad loved it. Photos to follow!! Have a bit of a back log due to the holiday season. You will need  2 Read More…

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Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake

I saw this Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake in the Morissons Christmas magazine last year but didn’t get chance to try it out; the recipe is by Stork. I modified the decoration slightly. Photos to follow!! Have a bit of a back log due to the holiday season. For the Cake:     225g Butter     225g caster sugar     4 medium eggs     40g cocoa powder     225g self-raising flour For the Chocolate Frosting:     175g Butter     325g icing sugar     25g cocoa powder     1 dessertspoon (10ml) milk Decorations:     Dark chocolate chips     White ready to roll icing Read More…

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

As I mentioned briefly in my last post, Ryan celebrated his birthday at the weekend and we went out for a meal to celebrate. The meal was at Beefeater which has just opened up in our home town, with a big steak and grill menu. I had duck patรจ, hunter’s chicken and a mississipii mud pie, Ryan had a beef and pork kofta, beef burger and a cookie dough sundae, dad had a king prawn cocktail (his favourite starter), a gammon steak and a sundae and mum had mushrooms, a baked seabass and her favourite, banoffee pie for dessert.  My Read More…