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The supermarket wars are in full swing as they vie for our attention, and more importantly, our cash.  

Tesco's latest tactic is to convince us they are offering the best possible deal with their Brand Guarantee, but can we trust them?

If you speak English as your first language, you probably give very little thought to the quirky nature of the language.  You were possibly taught through repetition, reading, and of course living the language.

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The Great British Bake Off is back for 2015. Series 6 begins on BBC1 on August 5th 2015.  Time to start following the GBBO contestants on Twitter and Facebook.

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I feel a little behind with my veg growing this year.  Mostly because I was moving house mid April and there were far too many other things to concern myself with.  I did manage a few seeds in trays but not much.

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Yes I know, life is too short to freeze watermelon, however waste not want not.

I had a watermelon earmarked for cocktails last weekend however we never made it to the watermelon martinis.  Rather than waste this amazing fruit I decided to freeze it.

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Yes, there is indeed such a thing -- I was very fortunate to be invited along to the launch of Scotland's first Tonic water.

You might think tonic  water is tonic water, however you would be quite wrong.

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I'm always up for experimenting, and yesterday I pondered the abilities of my slow cooker to bake a loaf of bread.

I did a little reading online and read several different methods. In the end I decided to just wing it!

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I'm not known for my love of seafood, however I do eat a small selection of fish.  

Recently a friend sent me a fish gift box to broaden my horizons slightly.

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Potato scones (also known as tattie scones in Scotland) are simple to make, surprisingly filling and very versatile.

The recipe is mostly cooked potatoes -- if you have any left over from a meal pop them in the fridge and use to make tattie scones within a few days.

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Unless you live in a bubble you will have seen the reports regarding the current UK milk crisis -- the price a farmer receives compared to his costs, and ultimately the cost to you.

There's a massive journey ahead to get this right but is there anything you and I can do?