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Goddamnit Nigella, you get me every time…

Louise February 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm Baking, Celebrity, Recipe, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

So there I am, sat at my computer for hours trawling through picture edits and I decide I need a break. My strained eyes are closing from the screen abuse, and my limbs are flaccid from the lack of movement. I decide to do something physical and tidy some books away but they lead me […]

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Mary Berry

Louise February 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm Baking, Celebrity, WI Life No comments , , , , , , , ,

In this months WI Life you will find my shoot with celebrity chef and Great British Bake Off judge, Mary Berry. Since the first series of GBBO I have been an avid watcher and admirer of both judges and contestants. I couldn’t imagine anything more stressful than baking on TV, particularly as it is such […]

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Laura’s chocolate cheesecake

Jessica January 21, 2014 at 7:10 am Baking, Business, Family, Profile, Recipe No comments , , , ,

We’d heard a lot of good things about Tea and Tarts WI in West Yorkshire; they’ve got their own running club, put on a hands-down-cool public lecture evening, and their January meeting, titled ‘Pasties and Panties’, was geared around jazzing up smalls with some burlesque-inspired tassels and frilly bits. So you can imagine our delight […]

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Kathy and her Fabulous Garden

Louise November 27, 2013 at 8:30 am Baking, Profile, Uncategorized, WI Life No comments , , , , , , ,

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Kathy in Derbyshire, who kindly agreed to be involved in our project. Her chosen recipe hails from her mother who baked simple treasures in austere times and collated them all in a handwritten book which was passed down to Kathy. After a short interview over a cuppa with […]

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The WI Diamond Jubilee Cookbook

Louise November 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm Baking, Family, Recipe, WI Archive No comments , , , , , , ,

When I told my Nan about this project on my last visit to the Midlands she rummaged around in her cupboard to produce the WI Diamond Jubilee Cookbook for me. Released in 1975 it is a compendium of recipes handpicked by Bee Nilson from 35 cookery books all of which had been compiled by members […]

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Cake or death?

Jessica November 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm Baking No comments , , , ,

One of the great things about this project is the variety of members we come across. Take Carla Valentine. A member of Shoreditch Sisters WI in east London since 2011, her unique slant on death-themed cake marries one of her all-time loves of baking with her fascinating day job as Technical Assistant Curator at Barts […]

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