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💫Two things to say about this ... 1) This tart 💫Two things to say about this ... 
1) This tart is made from  lots of left over bits from the Christmas fridge - scrapings of old cream ( sexy right 😉 / creme fraiche / ham / cheeses / herbs / roasted veg - all encouraged to  mingle and then baked to create an impossibly delicious tart .🌟
2) 🧐still trying to get my head round my new Nikon camera - got a tripod for Christmas which I thought was a stand for a machine gun at first - it’s SO sturdy 😂. What has just blown my slightly technology reticent  mind though is that my camera can send the snaps direct to my phone through an app 🤯💃. 
Loving my new backdrops from @blackvelvetstyling too ! .
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Tarts are an amazing way to use up lots of left over bits - #reducefoodwaste 💚.
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#foodphotography #tart #lunch #leftovers #foodstyling #chefsofinstagram #environmentallyfriendly #foodie #privatechef #cookingathome #localproduce @kimbers_farm_shop ham @truckletruck cheese #cheese #recipeideas @nikonuknordic
💚 No vegan January for me but I shall be making 💚 No vegan January for me but I shall be making sure I ...
🌟cook and eat a predominately local  and seasonal food.
🌟 I shall be eating a bit less meat but making sure when I do it has excellent provenance .. 🐄 
🌟if / when I ever buy processed foods ( like biscuits for cheese / chocolate/ crisps ) I shall make sure it does not have palm oil in . 🐒 .
🌟try  to choose mostly the  products that have more eco friendly packaging - or better still none if not necessary. 🌲 
🌟I shall encourage those I feed to be doing the same ! .
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I know I won’t be perfect but I can shimmy  in the right direction . 💃
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Thank you to @rikpenningtonphotography for the snap of me cooking up a lush Wellington using local wild venison .
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#venison #wildmeat #protein 
#rightdirection #positivesteps #supportlocal #localfood #britishfood # privatechef #foodiesofinstagram #chefsofinstagram #ecofriendlyliving #environmentallyfriendly #ecopackaging
💃Well... that wasn’t quite the year any of us 💃Well... that wasn’t quite the year any of us planed HOWEVER ...I’d  be lying if I said I thought this year was a total right off💫.
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🎁Always something to be positive and energised about  I feel hugely grateful and lifted for so many things particularly when it comes to family , friends , local community , Instagram family and community and of course dogs ! * 
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💕Sending lots of positive energy and strength to you all ,  life’s not going to change overnight but there is plenty of hope !! 💕.
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Tonight I Almost slipped into my pjs but managed to turn  some beats  on and popped another amazing bottle @smithandevanssomerset English sparkling wine. 
🥂 Happy new year 🥂 .
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* had to add to this list ... also hugely thankful for cocktails 😂 
#thankyou #grateful #family #hope #chefsofinstagram #chefsnightoff #englishsparklingwine #champagne but not #happynewyear #celebration #femalechef
👩🏻‍🍳 Honoured to be in this female che 👩🏻‍🍳 Honoured  to be in this female chef line up and interviewed by the young and enthusiastic Sarah Konkoly 💕 thank you 💕..
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@romygill @saikodesu @maricelpresilla7 @eszterpalagyi @pialeonkjolle .
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🌟You can read all our interviews in the website ‘female chef encyclopaedia’ 🌟.
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#womaninthefoodindustry @afinelinemovie #femalechef #chefsofinstagram #privatechef #chefslife #womanchef #equailty #.
Big thanks to @valentinephoto for the head shot 😘
💋thought I’d have a crack at sexing up cabbag 💋thought I’d have a crack at sexing up cabbage .... 
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With lashing of cream , cheese and bacon does this cabbage ‘carbonara’ gratin recipe appeal ? .
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Full low down in the January edition of @thefieldmagazine .
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#sexyfood #winterfood #comfortfood #eattheseasons #foodinseason #cabbagerecipe #cheese #gratin #carbonara #chefsofinstagram #foodwriter
🎄It’s Peppermint & chocolate Candy cane crun 🎄It’s Peppermint & chocolate  Candy cane crunch cookie time! 🎄.
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🍪If you fancy a little baking project today May I suggest you try my chocolate candy cane crunch cookie recipe @dorsetmag website .🍪.
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@madjeston_milk_station #cookie #chocolate #chefsofinstagram #privatechef #femalechef #milk #sherry #peppermint #foodwriter @thegfw #baking #treats #cookingathome #dorset #westcountry #spotthepug #pugsofinstagram
🎄Gone overboard ? ( and I’m not referring to 🎄Gone overboard ? ( and I’m not referring to my sequins ) 💃... I had Lots of fun chatting to @alfredshaftesbury today about what to do if you have already ordered too much food for Christmas ( but don’t want to let down your local shops )... you can listen to my ideas on their site . 
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Thanks for the nails @peachesandcremeoftwyford and @golden_snowdrop for my bracelets 💕.
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#christmasfood #local #supportlocal #chefsofinstagram #femalechef #foodwriter #dorset #shaftesbury #shaftesburydorset #chefslife #reducewaste #shoplocal #stylishchef ? #christmasdinner #leftovers #environmentallyfriendly #jurrasiccoast #dinosaur

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