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I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, give-aways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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If you would like further information regarding the Dairy Diary 2018 or Cook it Slowly! cookbook, or you just want to share a tip or recipe, I would love to hear from you.

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Emily
Dairy Diary
Managing Editor

3 Easy Recipes that Children will Love

The 2018 Dairy Diary has arrived!

And it’s beautiful. The cover is so fresh, calm and uplifting. Of course, it’s crammed full of recipes cook’s tips and fascinating features.

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3 Easy Recipes that Children will Love

Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon & Syrup

Treat yourself to a rather special breakfast this weekend.

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3 Easy Recipes that Children will Love

3 easy recipes that children will love!

Homemade Fish Fingers, Cottage Pie with Baked Beans and Candy Rice Pudding.

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4 Steps to a Fabulous Fragrant Pot

Keeping a diary makes you happier

Psychologists who discovered the "Bridget Jones effect" said it worked whether people elaborated on their feelings in a diary, penned lines of poetry, or even jotted down song lyrics to express their negative emotions.

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Scotch Pancakes with Rubarb Compote-banner

Step-by-Step DIY Birdbox

This week is National Nest Box Week, an initiative set up to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

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Scotch Pancakes with Rubarb Compote-banner

My Favourite Pancake Recipe of All Time

It’s Shrove Tuesday tomorrow and the perfect (if not obligatory) excuse to indulge in a few scrumptious pancakes. In this year’s Dairy Diary, there is THE most gorgeous recipe for scotch pancakes with a gingery rhubarb sauce. .

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Five easy meals for one

Five easy meals for one that taste fantastic!

Cooking for one can be enjoyable, delicious and rewarding. Unlock your taste buds once more and delight in rediscovering great ingredients and creating your own meals. Cooking for one can be enjoyable, delicious and rewarding.

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Just For One Or Two cookbook

Create restaurant-quality food at home with little effort

Stuck for a babysitter again? Create a fabulous date night at home where you can ‘eat out, in’. For a more rewarding and less costly night ‘out’ make restaurant-quality food at home with a just few choice ingredients and little effort.

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How to clean silver jewellery

Sparkling Silver Jewellery in Seconds!

After much coveting from my two little girls, yesterday I decided to have a jewellery sort out and donate to them anything that I no longer wear.

Rather than donating everything to the girls I remembered a tip about cleaning silver jewellery I read years ago in the Dairy Diary...

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Top tips for folding laundry and life-changing duvet cover cheat

How to make laundry easier, simpler and faster part 5: Top tips for folding laundry and life-changing duvet cover cheat

I particularly dislike ironing and folding and so the easier and less monotonous the better. I always have to put on a good film or TV drama to watch whilst ironing and then put everything away as speedily as possible. Here are some top tips to speed it all up...

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How to dry laundry faster

Clever tricks to dry your laundry quicker

If, like me, you have a to-do list as long as your arm then getting a good routine is essential for staying on top of things, and a few simple tricks to speed up daily chores can make all the difference.

In 'How to make laundry easier, simpler and faster part 4' there are three good options for drying laundry...

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The definitive guide to washing symbols

The definitive guide to washing symbols and a hot money saving tip!

Nearly all fabrics are machine washable these days, and most washing machines handle them with the care they deserve. Sort your clothes and linens by colour and fabric type, and check labels.

Unless absolutely necessary, try to wash clothes at 30 degrees, as this uses less energy and is kinder to the environment. In any case, avoid washing an item at a higher temperature than recommended by the manufacturer, because this can cause it to shrink or change colour.

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Make laundry easier and faster

Create a fabulous laundry space for less than £15!

This week, we tackle your laundry space. Having somewhere pleasant to work, with everything you need close to hand will make the task much more bearable, and quicker too.

Here’s how to create the laundry/utility space that best suits you in just 6 steps:

1 Make a list of the items that you actually need in your utility or laundry room...

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Make laundry easier and faster

How to make laundry easier and faster

As someone who has to juggle a LOT of washing, I know from bitter experience that it’s vital to make things as easy and as pleasant as possible.

Back in the ‘olden days’ the laundry was forgotten about until the weekend. But with a much larger family that’s unthinkable and I soon realised that to keep on top of it I needed a system to make the task much quicker.

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