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GF Pasta Recipe

Gluten Free Pasta Recipe    Ingredients: 250g GF Plain Flour 4 Medium Eggs or 3 Large Eggs Xanthan Gum - 2 teaspoons   Method: 1. Combine the GF Plain flour and Xanthan Gum. 2. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs in. 3. Mix just the egg together in the well until the yolk and whites are fully combined. 4. Then mix it all together. Keep kneading until it is all mixed. If it seems a little dry then add a little water or if a little wet add a little more flour.  5. Scatter a surface with flour. Roll out the dough into a log. Cut the log into about 2inch pieces. This is just to...

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Mums Almond and Choc Chip Cookies

2/3 cup | 120g butter or Margarine 2/3 cup | 100g brown sugar 1/2 tsp | almond extract (if you have it, I didn't)  1 2/3 cup | 150g almond flour / meal 50g chocolate roughly chopped  preheat oven to 160 C /320F line two baking trays beat butter and sugar together  beat in almond extract mix in almond flour and stir until combined. Will seem dry at first but will get stickier.  cook 14 mins enjoy! 

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Hot cross buns (without the cross)

Gluten and Lactose Free Hot Buns Ingredients 300ml oat-milk 1 orange, zested or I used clementine  50g unsalted butter (or lactose free block butter) 1 egg, beaten 1 tbsp olive oil 500g gluten free bread flour blend 80g caster sugar 14g  yeast ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp plain gluten-free flour 1 tsp mixed crushed cardamon + cinnamon + nutmeg 100g dried mixed fruit For the tops 1 egg, beaten How to 1.Heat the oat-milk and zest the orange into it. Add the butter too. Keep heating until little bubbles form on the edge.  2. Leave the milk to cool. Add all the dry ingredients together. 3. Add the egg and oil. Then add the cooled Milk. Mix it well until its all combined. ...

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ZM x Anthropologie: Behind the Scenes

      Behind the Scenes  We got lost in a sea of boxes and jewellery!    During the whole process, I moved from London to Cornwall staying a month with my parents in between (after isolations with each move).    So the pieces were first created in my studio in Clapton Hackney. I experimented with different concepts and ideas and then after meetings with the Anthropologie team we finally decided to create an extension to my Roads collection. Each piece was carefully created before being handed over to the casters for the samples to be made.  The boxes were stamped at my parent's house, each one individually by me. Then the final pieces where cast in London, and then...

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44 Years Married

  Married 44 years is really quite the achievement. This is my Mum and Dad, Kate and Andrew, pictured in their beloved greenhouse, which produces the sweetest of nectarines, tomatoes, and more.    Mum is wearing the Plantlife Hoops in recycled brass. They not only remind her of happy summer days pottering in and around the greenhouse but of the twists and turns of life.    As always life has brought ups and downs, twists and turns, but they are still smiling.   What's their secret - I think it's always smiling and joking around. My Dad is known for his giggle and my Mum for her warm smile. So keep smiling!     I know my parents can't wait to give their...

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Vegan Snickers Bar

  Getting you through lockdown...  NOUGAT - 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates (179g) - 1 cup blanched almound flour (115g) - 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract    VEGAN CARAMEL:  - 1/4 cup peanut butter  (71g) - 1/4 cut Maple syrup (78g)   CHOCOLATE COATING Dark chocolate - 1 bar (we go with Green & Blacks cooking choc)   Instructions:  1. Prepare 9x5 inch pan / tray, oil with coconut oil. 2. Nougat - Pulse the dates & almond flour, salt and vanilla, until uniform. 3. our in a tray and press firmly down. 4. Caramel - stir peanut butter and maple syrup together. Layer this on top of the base and sprinkle with peanuts.  5....

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Why we love gold?

Its made from two stars colliding! Did you know gold is made from two stars colliding? A supernovae. We're not scientists but you can read more about it on National Geographic here.  Corrosion Resistance / Durability  It doesn't oxidise, tarnish like other metals do. This means you can wear it all the time and it will remain looking shiny. It has incredible durability, you could bury your gold (like many have in the past) and someone could find it years/centuries later in the same condition as you left it!! Thats why its perfect for special pieces of jewellery you want to pass down generations. We unfortunately age, but gold doesn't. Its there to hold all your memories forever.    Its...

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