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  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    Smoking my Catch

    For as long as I can remember my dad had fished. Around six years ago he taught my husband Kevin and me to fly fish. At first, it was so frustrating. For example, when the line occasionally got caught in the trees I remember once being told rather drily: ‘there’s not many up there!’ Even worse though, was when I hooked myself which is not to be recommended! But eventually, we got the hang of it. The best thing about…

  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    Garden Gatherings

    Garden Gatherings: Ideas on what to serve family and friends now restrictions have lifted As the UK follows the road out of lockdown, I am overjoyed that I can finally welcome family and friends into my garden once again. What better way to show someone you’ve missed them than by offering up a delicious spread of sweet and savoury food whilst catching up on all that we may have missed over the past 4 months? We’ve already talked about spring…

  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    A Breath of Spring Air

    A Breath of Spring Air To me, spring has always felt like a real breath of fresh air after the cold winter. And since this winter has been particularly difficult with the lockdown, I really want to make the most of and celebrate the arrival of spring this year! And I wanted to do this in the best way i know how… with food!  Spring flavours, a lot like spring itself, always offer a moment of refreshing excitement for me…

  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    Once it’s scone, it’s scone…

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching and is the perfect opportunity to show your mum how thankful you are for everything she has done for you! But if you’re stuck on the best way to do this, keep reading. We’ve got you covered!One thing we’ve really missed during this pandemic is going out for afternoon tea, so over the last year we have perfected the craft of creating the best at-home afternoon tea and we are going to share our tips…

  • Lil'Miggins

    Gluten Free

    Finding out you have to go gluten free can seem a bit daunting at first.  Suddenly you may feel like you can’t enjoy the things you used to, and maybe a bit left out whilst others are enjoying tasty treats. But we are here to help! Here is our advice when going gluten free.  Research The most important piece of advice is to really look into what being gluten free means and research what you can and can’t eat. Then…

  • Lil'Miggins

    It’s Marmalade Time

    After the hustle and bustle of the run up to Christmas and the New Year, January means one thing to me -Marmalade time! For me it is a true seasonal treat to set time aside to gather everything needed to make the first batch of the year. Marmalade can not only be enjoyed slathered on hot buttered toast for breakfast but is a surprisingly versatile ingredient that can be used in both savory and sweet recipes. Since most of us will…

  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    The Joy of Christmas food

    For my family and I, the food is the centrepiece of Christmas (and many other days!). From the time we spend planning all of the delicious dishes to the food shopping, cooking has always been the main event. I love how food brings people together and this is what inspired me to start my catering company and Lil’ Miggins.  Christmas has always been a joyful time of year, and even though 2020 has been packed with unprecedented and difficult moments,…

  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    Preparing for Christmas

    Christmas truely is the most wonderful time of the year. Especially when it comes to baked goods and the food that you eat! I just love this season and all it has to offer. The delicious chutneys, scrumptious marmalades…There’s endless possibilities when it comes to food combinations and sharing. And don’t get me started on the delightful aromas that always fill our kitchen around this time! However, there are also a lot of decisions to be made as christmas approaches,…

  • Deborah Steward,  Lil'Miggins

    Introducing Lil’Miggins

    For as long as I remember, my family has always been unusually into food. They absolutely loved it, and as a consequence, I spent a lot of my childhood spending time baking, creating and eating delicious recipes. Not a bad way to spend your childhood!    This unusual love of food is something I’ve carried with me throughout my entire life. And the love and joy that I experience making such beautiful produce has been the key inspiration when creating my…