Welcome to Purely food. My name is Claire and I am a keen cook and baker, living in Cheshire. I own far too many cookbooks, watch too many cooking shows and my feed reader is overflowing with fantastic food blogs.

This blog was set up as a food note book for myself in February 2009. A place for me to record recipes I wanted to cook again. It’s grown in to much more than that, I love the community feel between food bloggers. I also love reading all your comments so please keep them coming. Food blogging also started my interest in photography both in and out of the kitchen. You can see some of my photos on flickr and on my photography blog Claire’s 365.

I try to cook healthy, quick meals most nights after work but I enjoy spending a bit more time in the kitchen on my days off. I’m a strong believer in good home cooking even when time is short. I tried to buy ready meals when I was really busy but the ingredients list and the nutritional information put me right off plus I found the ones I have tried were bland. Now I tried to cook extra for the freezer when I have more time and I have a few simple pasta recipes that can be made in less than 15 minutes. I bake the majority of our bread from scratch and co-run Fresh from the oven a bread baking monthly blogging event. I also like to bake sweet things when I get a good excuse.

As well as sharing recipes, I do review cookbooks, products and places I have stayed/eaten. Sometimes these are products I have received free in order to review them and sometimes these are things I have paid for myself and feel that they are worth writing about. I will always say in the post if I received the book/product free. Read my full disclosure policy here.

You can contact me at:  purelyfood AT gmail DOT com

Find me on twitter: @purelyfood

All photos are mine, unless otherwise stated. Please contact me by email before using my photos or writing in anyway.

I hope you enjoy your visit to purely food.


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