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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

Lattice Apple Pie
Lattice Apple Pie
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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.

Home-smoked Hot Smoked Salmon
Home-smoked Hot Smoked Salmon
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Karen Burns-Booth gives us another great home smoking recipe. Her hot smoked salmon recipe produces gorgeous pink hued salmon fillets that are smoky and sticky. 

Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls
Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Maybe a little fiddly to make, but set aside the time and you'll find that home made Spring Rolls are well worth the effort.

Gluten-Free Skinny Porridge Pancakes
Gluten-Free Skinny Porridge Pancakes
By Karen Burns-Booth •

These delectable Gluten-Free Skinny Porridge Pancakes are a great alternative to wheat pancakes. Low-calorie tasty, fluffy and very filling. 


Rose Scented Chocolate Truffles
Rose Scented Chocolate Truffles
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Add a more personal touch this Valentine's Day by making these deliciously decadent Rose Scented Chocolate Cake Truffles for your loved one.  



Chocolate Box; Chocolate Cakes
Chocolate Box; Chocolate Cakes
By Karen Burns-Booth •

A fun baking project for Valentine's Day. Bite sized cakes which are personalised with your favourite chocolates.

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