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  • Food to help with the Winter blues

    Food to help with the Winter blues

    Winter can be cold, dark and pretty bleak. If the short days and chilly temperatures are making you feel pretty much the same, then you may be tempted to reach for some comfort food. But before you do, consider eating some of these foods instead. Tipped to help keep the blues at bay, these are

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    Avoid the power struggle at mealtimes

    Avoid the power struggle at mealtimes

    Mealtimes with young kids can feel as tense as climate change negotiations at the UN. Children have so many aspects of their lives controlled by grown-ups, it’s no surprise that the relative freedom of feeding time brings with it a degree of rebellion. If your child would happily live on a diet of pasta and

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    making food fun for kids

    Making food fun for kids

    From the day weaning begins, most parents are collating an array of smart techniques to gain and hold their child’s interest in food. Veg in clever disguises, aeroplane antics with spoons, pasta arranged to look like a face. You name it, parents try it. Despite these best efforts, however, many kids develop picky eating habits

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    Paul Hollywood's very own baking tips

    Paul Hollywood’s very own baking tips

    I love a bit of Paul, if you know what I mean! I also love getting busy in the kitchen but baking bread has proved to be something of a nemesis for me. No matter how much I knead, twist, squash and smack my dough around, I can never seem to arrive at a consistency

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    kids and food

    Kids and food

    We all want our kids to grow up healthy and offering them the right foods and a balanced diet helps that happen. But getting information on healthy foods can be a bit of a minefield. There are loads of sources out there presenting advice on what the best (and worst) foods are but unfortunately many

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    halloween biscuits

    Halloween biscuits

    Whip up some Halloween biscuits to delight little ghosts and ghouls. Try our simple biscuit dough, rolled out and cut into spooky shapes, you could have your children decorate them in their own spooky fashion! Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Serves: 6-8 biscuits Ingredients 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened

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