Snickerdoodle and Marshmallow Blondies

Snickerdoodle and Marshmallow Blondies

Snickerdoodle and Marshmallow Blondies

Do I need to worry about my inability to grow up?  Some things I’m very responsible about, my three little monsters, my job, the mortgage, but some things I still react to as if I were a screaming teenager at a One Direction concert.  Although in my day it was New Kids on The Block.  […]

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Blond Chocolate Mousse Cake

Blond Chocolate Mousse Cake {gluten-free}

Blond Chocolate Mousse Cake

Blond is the supposed fourth flavour of chocolate, created by Valrhona.  The Dulcey bar picks up where white chocolate leaves off with a deeper butterscotch flavour.  According to Valrhona lore it was created by accident after white chocolate was left cooking on the bain marie too long.  Think fancypants Caramac, then forget that immediately as […]

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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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