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Christmas = Cooking. Here are the books you NEED. [Part One]

 

Happy Christmas one and all!

I hope you are all having a marvellous time filled with sparkling festivities and recovering from the scrumptious indulgences of Christmas day.

The family LOVES Christmas!
The family LOVES Christmas!

I’m raring to go for another afternoon filled with overflowing plates and bottomless glasses to properly get into the spirit of things, but seeing as it is Boxing Day and the shops were teeming with bargain-hunters, I thought it would be a good time to bring your attention to some of the best titles that you need to get in your kitchen, if Santa hasn’t delivered them already…

First, I need to say a huge Christmas thank you to Anna and Catherine of Vintage and Michael Joseph who sent over a selection of their finest cookery books of the year and which I am very excited to share with you. Thank you both! Continue reading Christmas = Cooking. Here are the books you NEED. [Part One]

Franny’s Five-Day Detox

Evening all! On Sunday, I returned from sunny Cyprus. SERIOUSLY sunny. I’m talking 30-degrees-hours-dedicated-to-lazing-around sunny. It was tough. England’s temperatures have dropped and not for the better. All I can say is that it gives me reason to wear more layers to cover the bod having indulged my gut to the MAX (though not being able to show off the tan hurts a little inside… priorities in tact here.)IMG_5277 So, on my arrival back to lovely Harpenden, I pledged to myself that I would detox for a whole FIVE DAYS. I know. Crazy. I’ve never liked the concept of dieting. I’m more of an exercise person, but my whole body was screaming for some healthy relief from the numerous heavy meals I’d merrily tucked away… Continue reading Franny’s Five-Day Detox

Welcome to Franny’s kitchen!

When we first discussed the blog, naturally our attention went to all things bookish: reviews, events, career paths and so on. But there has been an ever-growing love in my life, admittedly one that was fed by the wonderful Great British Bake Off. Yes, I was that person yelling at the screen once Mel & Sue announced 5 minutes to go, I was a furious debater caught up in the intense Ruby debacle of 2013, and it was I who finished the series feeling rather proud of the shared namesake with the winner, Frances.

Continue reading Welcome to Franny’s kitchen!