Linda’s Kitchen

Looks Fabulous, Tastes Wonderful

The Food Gays Stinging Nettle, Hemp Seed and Basil Pesto

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I’m a big Instagram fan, and follow some interesting chefs, cooks and foodies through their Instagram pics. One of my favourites is Jamie Oliver, particularly his team pictures and amusing comments, but if you’re all Olivered-out, and want some new inspiration, take a look at these Instagrammers…

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New Experiences & Cleaning Up

Knife sharpener, Wusthof

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I love my job. It means I get invited to interesting events, and the last month saw me setting off on two expeditions. The first was to Welsh Oak Frame, where we were given a guided tour of the workshop, in Caersws, north Wales…

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Macassar kitchen by Smallbone

Macassar kitchen by Smallbone 01

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The story: Design Director Steven de Munnich elaborates… ‘The house is Georgian, built in 1820 and is a four-storey granite building, with a pair of white classical pillars flanking the front door. Our Macassar Collection was a natural choice. The inspiration for this exquisite design comes from one of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane…

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Rustic Inspiration & Summertime Gadgets

Cuisipro ice cream stack sandwich maker

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One of the most interesting and appealing episodes of MasterChef was episode 22 of Series 11, which featured two restaurants, with one featuring open flame Swedish cookery. It was filmed at the Ekstedt restaurant, which uses no gas or electricity… everything is cooked over birch wood flames.

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Subtle Shades

01 Martin Moore & Co - Benbow 31707 LR

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The Story: The room in which the new kitchen was to be installed was originally the drawing room. Our clients were certain this was the right position… the previous owners had squirreled the kitchen away at the back of the house in a pokey, low ceiling room, and it all dated back to the 1980s…

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A touch of sunshine & double dishes

Rhombus ceiling or wall tiles

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Thank goodness for the wonderful sunny weather we’re enjoying at the moment, although the excess of sunshine does mean that the kitchen is once again looking rather grubby in certain areas, so we have embarked on a super-clean up… lots of cooking does mean that surfaces can quickly end up looking a bit grimy. Thanks […]

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