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It's Afternoon Tea Week from the 8th-14th August... Pop the Kettle on!

It's Afternoon Tea Week from the 8th-14th August... Pop the Kettle on!

However you like to enjoy your afternoon tea – high tea in the garden, a cuppa with the neighbours, or a cup of tea and cake in front of the telly, tuck into these recipes this Afternoon Tea Week (8th-14th August).

Violet Cakes And Guittard Chocolate Launch The California Cookie

Violet Cakes And Guittard Chocolate Launch The California Cookie

The cookie uses two chocolates from Guittard’s offerings – a 31% cacao Milk Chocolate Baking Chip and a 35% cacao Soie Blanche White Chocolate Baking Wafer – both of which are certified Fair Trade by Fair Trade USA.

10% of profits from all of the California Cookie sold will be donated to Bloody Good Period, who fight for menstrual equity, giving period products to those who can’t afford them, providing menstrual education to those less likely to access it.

Banana Lava Pancakes with Peanut Butter

Banana Lava Pancakes with Peanut Butter

These cheeky pancakes seem really easy to do!

Biscoff Fondant/Lava Puddings

Biscoff Fondant/Lava Puddings


Biscoff Fondant/Lava Puddings
Makes 6 in a muffin tin
Prep time: 15 minutes

 Impress a loved one this Valentine's Day with this delicious rich chocolate sponge

Impress a loved one this Valentine's Day with this delicious rich chocolate sponge

I Love You Berry Much Chocolate Traybake

Chefs and fishers from 12 countries unite to support sustainable seafood in the MSC’s Ocean Cookbook 2022 - check out these five fantastic recipes from it!

Chefs and fishers from 12 countries unite to support sustainable seafood in the MSC’s Ocean Cookbook 2022 - check out these five fantastic recipes from it!

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), responsible for the world’s leading sustainable seafood eco label, has today launched its Ocean Cookbook 2022 with a unique twist.

Great festive nibbles

Great festive nibbles

Stuffed Mushrooms: Mushrooms stuffed with Idahoan Roasted Garlic Perfect Mash, bacon and finely chopped chives which are roasted in the oven with cheddar cheese sprinkled on top for a moreish canapé that will certainly leave your guests coming back for more!

Cheese Croquettes: Always a crowd-pleaser, these cheese-filled croquettes from food influencer @feed.wing are coated in Panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried for a soft gooey centre with a crunchy exterior.

Chocolate Orange Tear & Share Wreath- mouthwateringly wonderful!

Chocolate Orange Tear & Share Wreath- mouthwateringly wonderful!

Makes 1 x 24-27cm wreath

These scary teeth are amazing, they are hilarious!

These scary teeth are amazing, they are hilarious!

These scary apple teeth are a freaky favourite! Suitable for 12 months plus, they are super easy to make, and a real statement to any Halloween display.

Spice up your bonfire night with these Chilli quesadillas

Spice up your bonfire night with these Chilli quesadillas

Serves 3-4 . Recipe courtesy of Mr Organic.

Warming chilli sandwiched between a crispy tortilla with oozy plant-based cheese? Make your tongue sparkle with zippy lime and fragrant coriander.

Ooooohhh... Mummy Sausage & Pumpkin Pies! Happy Halloween!

Ooooohhh... Mummy Sausage & Pumpkin Pies! Happy Halloween!

Mummy Sausage & Pumpkin Pies: Individually baked pies filled with a tasty, seasonal combination of sausage and pumpkin purée for a savory option at Halloween. Made with only 9 ingredients and just 6 pieces of kitchen equipment – ideal for entertaining guests big or small.

Fang-tastic ghost cupcakes - Happy Halloween!

Fang-tastic ghost cupcakes - Happy Halloween!


Ghost Cupcakes: A brilliant addition to your Halloween party which looks fantastic on the table. Made with only 10 ingredients, these chocolate cupcakes topped with fondant icing and marshmallow ghosts are a crowd pleaser!

The Ultimate Fish Pie

The Ultimate Fish Pie

This classic dish, fish pie is a crowd-pleaser in many homes. And being packed with fish, and lovely convenient frozen peas, and topped with mash it's a great option for families. Totally delicious!

Star Mince Pies

Star Mince Pies

Homemade mince pies, so yummy, and here's a great recipe for Star Mince Pies. YUM!

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

Try making your own delicious Stollen for a seasonal treat full of Christmas flavours. (If you have allergies, please check the recipe before eating or handling, and please take care in cooking).

Easy Peasy Vegan Cinnamon Tear & Share Loaf

Easy Peasy Vegan Cinnamon Tear & Share Loaf

We're not technical expert cooks at PT - no really we're not, but we love to share easy-peasy recipes when we come across them. Here's one for a Vegan Cinnamon Tear and Share loaf from fabflour.co.uk. If you have allergies, please read through and check any recipes found here, before you decide to eat or handle and take care with the hot ovens, sharp implements, and when preparing/cooking the recipe. Other than that, fill your boots!

Make with the Kids: Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes and Fruity Christmas Cakes

Make with the Kids: Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes and Fruity Christmas Cakes

Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes, and Fruity Christmas cakes perfect for making with children over the festive season! Made with Fruit Bowl’s Strawberry Peelers for a fun twist on the classic cupcake and their Fruity Christmas Cake, made with a mixture of Fruit Flakes and Peelers!

Pint-Sized trips gives 5 good local pubs for parents

Pint-Sized trips gives 5 good local pubs for parents

Started by Si Gamble, with a little help from his two daughters, Dixie and Wilma, champions the good pubs for parents.

Sugar and Spice and all things nice.
Is there really such a thing as healthy cakes?

Sugar and Spice and all things nice.
Is there really such a thing as healthy cakes?

If you’re anything like me, motherhood has meant that I’ve developed a habit of going to cafes to ‘do coffee (and sometimes cake)’. The reason I do it is for my own sanity. Whilst being unquestionably busy with children, I’ll often get a rising feeling that I’m going slightly bananas with lack of adult conversation and have a growing need to escape ‘the house’.

Everyone’s different though, but I’m guessing by the sheer volume of parents I see in coffee shops that I’m not alone. After all, there’s no harm in having a little of what you fancy, but juxtaposed to this is my desire to stay healthy and for my children to be healthy (as they munch away at their chocolate brownies, and flapjacks!). All good intentions.

Put the kettle on

Put the kettle on

There’s a plethora of eateries and cafes in Stamford and Rutland, and surrounding areas - we are very fortunate to have such a wide choice. Here’s just a few that are well worth a visit in my opinion. I’ve noted family-friendly ones, with baby changing facilities - and wide/big enough for prams.

Eat a Rainbow

Eat a Rainbow

‘Eat a Rainbow’ in healthy eating terms is a seemingly light-hearted phrase to encourage a higher intake of fruit and vegetables. We asked local Nutritionist Louisa Gregory about why ‘colour’ in our diet is important.

‘Brain Food’

‘Brain Food’

We all want our children to be healthy and happy, intelligent and resourceful. We know that healthy eating and nutrition forms an important part of that. We talk to Stamford Nutritionist Louisa Gregory about the specific foods we can give our pre-school and school-aged kids to help their brain function, memory and concentration.

Gimme S'more

Gimme S'more

Who said you can’t have pizza for dessert? Indulge in a little slice of heaven with this S’more dessert-style pizza recipe - perfect to make with the kids! Florence Moore, the Recipe Developer at recipe box company Gousto, has shared this delicious dessert pizza recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth and pizza craving... you know it's going to be good!