Author Archives: Alison Maclean

My name is Alison and I wanted to tell you a little bit about me.  I am married with one son, aged thirteen and a lovely husband.  I also have a dog, a rather loveable King Charles Spaniel called Eddie. I live in Newcastle and love to enter competitions, read books and cook. I often spend a weekend baking. I am also a techy geek who loves gadgets.

Delicious Magazine's Boxing Day Breakfast Muffins

Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust finds the origins of nutmeg and the perfect Boxing Day bake - Delicious magazine's Boxing Day Breakfast Muffins! Here's how she got on... 

Boxing Day Muffins

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Whilst these are best eaten warm from the oven on the day they are baked they can also be made in advance and frozen. Freeze for up to three months. When you want to use them just defrost and warm them in the oven or a microwave before serving. Read More

Five things I learnt from reading photography magazines

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Food and lifestyle blogger Alison Maclean from Dragons and Fairy Dust tells us how reading Digital Photographer has given her a new enthusiasm for photography...
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Learn to cook Yorkshire parkin & blackberry trifle

Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust gives us a walkthrough of a delicious trifle recipe from BBC Good Food magazine.

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