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The TV Debut of Parveen, The Spice Queen's New Cookbook

In time for this year’s Christmas must haves we introduce Parveen the Spice Queen, Bradford’s answer to Nigella Lawson. Parveen is an Asian housewife proud of her culture and cooking and in this, her first cookbook she brings together the flavours of India with a huge dollop of Yorkshire common sense. Parveen is passionate about her culture as well as her cuisine, as a wife and mum of three, she is a keen advocate of Indian home cooking and a dedicated cookery teacher. After leaving the corporate world a decade ago, Parveen began demonstrating and teaching cooking around the UK and Europe. She is a firm believer that with the right method and the right spices, anyone can create the most delicious authentic food. For almost a decade Parveen has taught Indian cooking, ran cookery demonstrations and catered glamorous Bollywood Dinner Parties. She brings all of this experience to life in her step by step cookbook. The book includes every English favourite including Chicken Masala,

Sizzix Sneaky Peek from Katie Skilton

Hello… I am back with you on Hochanda on the 13th December with something a little bit different.  If you are totally organised and finished all of our Christmas crafting you might be thinking of was to see in the New Year.  With that in mind Sizzix have put together an amazing range of dies that will work brilliantly not just for New Year but for all those parties to come. Today I am going to share with you a quick way to make some super fancy bunting! Materials: Sizzix Framelits Plus Die Set 10PK - Bunting Sizzix Bigz Die - Stars Cardstock Twine Glitter card Method: Step 1 Die cut your chosen amount of bunting from coordinating cardstock.  Punch holes in the top. Step 2 Die cut 3 stars for each bunting flag and layer together using 3D foam pads. Step 3 Trim a 1” strip of patterned paper for each bunting flag.  Adhere to the centre and trim. Step 4 Adhere the stars to the centre of each bunting flag and thread twine through the h