Chicken Liver Paté

Chicken Liver Paté

Chicken Liver Paté

I am an unabashed romantic.  I will forgive anything as long as there is a compelling love story at the centre of it.  I am a definite shipper, the cursed television viewer who looks for the slightest chemistry between two characters and then invests totally and completely into their eventual realization of their unspoken feelings.  […]

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Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo

These Banh Xeo are beautifully light and crisp savoury Vietnamese pancakes stuffed with pork, prawns and beansprouts. They are then wrapped in lettuce leaves with fresh herbs and dipped in a salty sweet dipping sauce. There was only one real reason my husband and I travelled to Vietnam three years ago.  As it turns out […]

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Sweet Potato Fries with Bravas Sauce

Sweet Potato Fries with Bravas Sauce

Sweet Potato Fries with Bravas Sauce

Sweet potato fries are tricky little birds. I fell in love with these fries when we toured the Southern States of America last year.  They were as ubiquitous as normal potato fries and I had them in heaped generously into baskets at a blues club with a ginormous burger, then at the Bluebird café, whilst […]

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Lemon and thyme jelly

Lemon and Thyme Jelly

Lemon and thyme jelly

I had never made my own jelly before.  My only experience of it up until now had been from childhood or when I was dieting in my early twenties and it was the only dessert allowed.  I have been spoiled by the saccharine sweetness of these packaged cubes. After trying my hand at jelly two […]

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Salted Caramel and Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel and Apple Pie

This recipe is not yet gluten-free This week my sister and I donned our Pink Lady jackets grabbed us each a T-Bird and headed back to school for a class on reproduction.  It was very informative, we even found out what pistils are. For one night only the Lyric theatre was home to Cool Rider, […]

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Caramelised Bacon and Marmalade Muffins

Caramelised Bacon and Marmalade Muffins

Caramelised Bacon and Marmalade Muffins

I’m a big fan of bacon sandwiches.  Yeah yeah sure, everyone loves bacon, gimme something new.  When I was travelling around Ghana for a few months back in my early twenties it was bacon sandwiches that I would talk about long into the night with my fellow travellers.  Whilst they were missing family, beloved cats, […]

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