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A clean sweep for the new season…

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After the latest patch of beautiful sunshine, and a surfeit of cakes’n’bakes, we strayed back into barbecue territory, using an old pot-bellied cast iron model we found in the garage, backed up with a few disposable bbq trays to take up the slack when needed…

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Grand Designs Live 2014 Birmingham – coming up…

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If you made it to the London show in May, you’ll know that Grand Designs Live is one of the most inspiring & ground-breaking exhibitions on the annual design calendar, so it’s great news that it’s returning for an extra day this October and will run for four days from 9th to 12th at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Flawless flooring: alternative options for your kitchen

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Looking for something a bit different for your kitchen flooring? Maybe you want your kitchen floor to have certain qualities that fit in with your home and life for a particular reason? Many homeowners are still fans of hardwood or tiled floors…

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What we all want – a kitchen island!

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Pick up any glossy magazine and every photo of a desirable up-market kitchen will feature a ubiquitous kitchen island – but are they all they’re cracked up to be; a fashionable fad; or a vital piece of the kitchen jigsaw???

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Bake overload…

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Is it wrong to be slightly underwhelmed by GBBO this time round? I think I have a bake overload. And since when did everyone refer to a cake of a plate of biscuits (not cookies) as a ‘bake’. Perhaps I’m over-egging the pudding a bit, but…

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Textures in the kitchen

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Sleek and modern is one thing, but how many times do you wish you could do something a bit different with your kitchen? Just like the food we prepare and eat in there, the kitchen can include a variety of patterns and textures…

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