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About This Blog and Me

This UK based blog is dedicated to all things food. I will blog about recipes (successes and failures), cocktails, cookery books, gadgets, and tips & techniques.

I love to cook and I’m always thinking about food. I like nothing better than browsing my various cookery books and magazines for recipe ideas and inspiration, and thinking how I can adapt recipes for my own tastes/needs/time/what I have in the house. It’s really satisfying  to make a delicious home-cooked meal from scratch, and the positive feedback from friends and family is an extra bonus. 

Like many people I don’t always have a lot of money or time. To get around this I often cook thrifty meals in large batches and freeze portions for later (so don’t be surprised if some of the quantities in my recipes seem a bit excessive). Buying in bulk and cooking in large batches reduces your shopping and energy bills in the long run, and means you can reheat a healthy home-made meal in minutes after a long day at work. I’m also a fan of making meals using leftovers. Good for you bank balance and the environment! 

I used to cook mostly  savoury foods (stews, roasts, pastas), but recently I’ve started to bake cakes and biscuits too, so there’ll also be a few recipes for those with a sweet tooth! 

I  have a weakness for cocktails. Due to the lack of a decent cocktail bar in my home town, and the expense of buying cocktails in bars, I started to make my own a couple of years ago. It’s great fun, more time consuming than you’d think, but you never get a bad cocktail, as you can tweak recipes to your individual tastes.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me in the comment box below.

34 comments on “About This Blog and Me

  1. I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for the like on my blog!

  2. Thank you for checking out my blog!! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. =)

  3. Just wanted to say a very belated thank you for checking out my food blog and liking the hot fudge pudding cake. This is a wonderfully delicious recipe you will love. I hope you make it sometime and let me know how it turns out. If you are interested in more recipes, I have lots in my archives and over a thousand on Pinterest boards. Please come and browse sometime.

  4. Hi, Corrina. Thanks for dropping by and liking my post. It means a lot to me as a newbie. Will definitely visit again to try some of your very interesting recipes. 🙂

  5. Thanks for dropping by my blog, some of your recipes look fab! 🙂

  6. I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. Congratulations!

  7. I have nominated you for the Family of Bloggers Award. Congrats!

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  9. Dear ★ Corinna ★,
    I have nominated you/your informative/creative blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    Congratulations!
    Pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    😀 Fae.

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  11. Dear ★ Corinna ★,
    This time, I have nominated you/your delicious blog, for the Inspiring Blog Award!
    Congratulations!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/inspiring-blog-award/
    😀 ))) Fae.

  12. Thanks for liking our recipe. http://schmine.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/prosciutto-mushroom-pizza/. Looking forward to browsing your recipes.

  13. Thanks for stopping by and liking my Fauxbecue sauce. I must say, I’m a little jeal;ous of a couple of your gadgets. I’ve put in my wish list for Christmas 🙂

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  15. Happy Holidays!

    Dear ★ Corinna ★,
    I have nominated your delicious/sweet blog for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!
    Congratulations!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch and pay it forward at: http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/super-sweet-blogging-award/
    Have a Fantastic New Year 2013!

    Enjoy!!!:D Fae.

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  17. Happy Holidays ♪

    Dear ★ Cirinna ★ ,
    I have nominated your generous blog with one ☆ Blog of The Year 2012 Award!
    Congratulations, and thank you for your continuous support of passing on the nominations!
    Information/rules on the award is at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/blog-of-the-year-2012-award-2nd-star/

    Enjoy!!! 😀 Fae.

  18. Sorry, I noticed my typo of your name. Please edit from your side and discard this comment. Thanks. 😦

  19. Hi Corinna. Thanks for liking my blog (http://lessthan2kaday.wordpress.com/). It means a lot coming from your successful blog. I think we probably have a lot in common in cooking and dieting 🙂

    PS, I inadvertently sent you a pm as well!

  20. Hai Corinna.. even though late, I thank you for liking my post and visiting my blog… you really have a great one here and I like it….:)

  21. Congratulations, Corinna, You have been awarded: Very Inspiring Blogger Award
    (I just noticed that I have nominated you for the same award before. I guess you really inspire me!) 😀 )))
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award.
    Your blog has been awarded at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/awards-february-2013/
    Enjoy! 😀 Fae.

  22. Hey Corinna! I nominated you for a Sunshine Award here: http://notedinnashville.com/2013/04/24/awards-day/ If you already have this one, or you’re not accepting awards at this time, no worries. I’ll still be your blogging buddy. 🙂

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