Fennel and Chicory Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

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Fennel and Chicory Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

Mango vinaigrette was the first salad dressing I really took note of. Before then I just thought that dressing was a bit of oil and vinegar and there you go. I was still at school and for a treat our form teacher invited the eight of us in her form for lunch after Saturday morning school at her house. Although … Read More

Fennel and Chicory Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

Golden Beetroot and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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Golden Beetroot and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

My relationship with carrot cake is maligned due to the fact that during the first year of our courtship my husband and I tried on a few occasions to bake a carrot cake, every time it failed, producing oily messes that had to go straight in the bin. Whenever we have seen or eaten carrot cake in the thirteen years … Read More

Golden Beetroot and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine Biscuits

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Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine Biscuits

I’m totally in love with my freeze-dried raspberry powder. It’s proving to be an indispensible ingredient in my larder and I’m learning more about the different ways I can use it all the time. I’ve already used it for making the most amazing homemade lip balm to add colour and flavour, in my Raw Cranberry and Nut Energy Bars and … Read More

Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine Biscuits

Lemon, Honey and Sesame Chicken

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Lemon Honey and Sesame Chicken

Chinese means Valentines Day to us. There have only been a couple of times where we have bothered booking somewhere smart and fancy, but really set menus and other couples don’t really signify romance to me. On Valentines Day you will either find us holed up in Chinatown where you can always get a table, a huge dinner and unobtrusive … Read More

Lemon, Honey and Sesame Chicken

Apple and Sour Cherry Strudel

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Apple and Sour Cherry Strudel

Making this apple strudel has been a bit of a labour of love this week. I adore a good apple strudel, ever since a weekend trip to Saltzburg many years ago where we seemed to eat nothing else but carb rich meat and dumplings, always followed by a bounteous portion of apple strudel. I remember stopping by a bakery on … Read More

Apple and Sour Cherry Strudel

Pork Crackling, Lemon and Fennel Meatballs

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Pork Crackling Lemon and Fennel Meatballs

This isn’t a quick whip-me-up midweek supper I’m afraid but a bit more of a languid affair to begin on the Saturday then work your way across to the Sunday for a bounteous end of weekend supper. So then I’m not sure why I’m giving this recipe to you on a Tuesday but at least it gives you time to … Read More

Pork Crackling, Lemon and Fennel Meatballs

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Fructose-Free Coconut Brownies

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Fructose-Free Coconut Brownies

We had an utterly inspiring talk at our Women’s Institute meeting last night by one of our members, Alison Graham, about how to get the best out of your sugar. I have to confess I am an absolute sugar junkie and anything to help me curb the cravings but not obliterate cake and chocolate from my life is worth looking … Read More

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Fructose-Free Coconut Brownies

My Favourite Coleslaw

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My Favourite Coleslaw

It seems a little unfair to the other coleslaws in my life which I have made and thoroughly enjoyed but this is the coleslaw I have been making all season long and currently it is indeed My Favourite Coleslaw. I had been perfecting it throughout November, tweaking it here and there, mixing up the veg, switching out the type of … Read More

My Favourite Coleslaw