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Karen Burns-Booth is creative freelance food writer & blogger. Her love of seasonal food & recipes stems from her childhood observing her grandmother and mother’s cookery skills. A regular contributor in Country Kitchen magazine, she currently writes for numerous other publications, food, travel and tourism websites and has several recipes in print in compilation cookbooks. She is currently working on a Historical British Cookbook.

Latest Blog Posts

Easter Egg Muffins
Easter Egg Muffins
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Looking for something that's perfect for your Easter Sunday tea? Try these pretty cocoa muffins topped with a rich chocolate buttercream icing and decorated with mini Easter eggs.

Gluten Free Fish and Chips
Gluten Free Fish and Chips
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Gluten intolerant?  Still fancy "chippie" style battered fish? With very little effort, you can make your own fish and chips at home.

Spanish Style Lamb Shank Casserole
Spanish Style Lamb Shank Casserole
By Karen Burns-Booth •

A Spanish inspired casserole, where lamb shanks are cooked in a spicy broth with chorizo sausage, tomatoes, onions, carrots and hot pimento.

Chocolate Raspberry Gateau
Chocolate Raspberry Gateau
By Karen Burns-Booth •

This decadent chocolate and raspberry cake is the perfect way to spoil your Mum on Mother's Day. Sandwich with rich chocolate buttercream or whipped cream, whichever is your mum's favourite.

How to Make Sauerkraut
How to Make Sauerkraut
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Kimchi has been getting a lot of love lately. Now it's time to shine a light on sauerkraut, its humble cousin. Discover how to make this tasty fermented cabbage at home. 

Lattice Apple Pie
Lattice Apple Pie
By Karen Burns-Booth •

For British Pie Week, Karen helps us go back to basics with a good old fashioned apple pie. The lattice adds a pretty twist & there's tips for avoiding a soggy bottom too.

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