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Jenna

I am passionate about food, and about creating food for my family and friends that is healthy and wholesome.
Jenna has written 8 posts for Fresh and Local

Pasties (not quite Cornish and a bit of Yorkshire!)

In an endeavour to continue to avoid buying too many processed food products, I decided to make pasties for the children’s lunchboxes this week.  I recently saw The Fabulous Baker Brothers (otherwise known as Tom & Henry Herbert) making pasties on TV, and felt inspired to do the same. I must say, I am becoming very … Continue reading

Kale Crisps

So, I finally did it this week! I made kale crisps! I came across the idea years ago and have just never got around to it, but in a desperate attempt to get my almost 2-year-old daughter to eat vegetables, especially those of a green leafy variety, I thought I’d give it a go. The … Continue reading

Bread and other Bready Goodies!

I’ve recently discovered that I can indeed bake bread! I have been using the ‘River Cottage Baby & Toddler Cookbook’ by Nikki Duffy, quite a lot recently, and a fair few recipes from this book seem to have become a part of my regular repertoire. If you haven’t got this book and have a baby … Continue reading

Not quite anti-supermarketism

Before I get too carried away, I’d like to clarify that I am not totally anti-supermarkets!  I actually started writing this blog in October 2011 and wasn’t quite sure how to formulate my thoughts into an articulate blog rather than a long-winded rant!  Apologies if that is what this turns out to be, but I now feel the time … Continue reading

Italian Ricotta Dumplings

I recently watched the BBC TV series ‘Two Greedy Italians’ featuring Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio.  I found the series by mistake on BBC iPlayer whilst searching for something else, but I’m so glad I did, as I absolutely loved it!  As you follow my blogs you will begin to gather that I adore Italy and all things Italian.  This series really fuelled … Continue reading

Granny’s Flapjacks

When I was about 11 years old I went to stay with my Granny.  She’d prepared lots of treats for me, but the treat that stood out most was of the edible kind, and it was her homemade flapjacks.  I remember that Granny had cut them up into cute little squares – they were soft, buttery and divine!  A few … Continue reading

Loving My Local

I recently saw a sign that said ‘Think Global, Eat Local’ and it really got me thinking again about how far I am prepared to go with eating locally sourced produce.  You see, in all honesty, I am more than happy to source my food locally…..as long as it suits me!  So, this sign proved a challenge … Continue reading

Hello World!

So here I am writing my first blog…….ever.  I’ve really been meaning to do this for quite a while, and I’ve finally done it.  I always thought blogging was very narcissistic, and maybe it is, but what the heck – I decided to start blogging because I’d like to share my thoughts on a few things regarding … Continue reading

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