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Meating The Maker #cake #vegan

I’m not a vegan; I’m not a vegetarian. I eat far less meat than I once did, and have little red meat but… chicken and fish… yes, I do. And so do – maybe did – my family. Then the … Continue reading

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Cambodia Day 3: temples, tempura and terrifying transport

One of my old saws with my kids is to embrace experiences not stuff. So deeply ingrained is it that I can hardly be surprised when the Vet announced she had booked us all on a Cambodian cooking course on … Continue reading

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Apprenticed to My Mother: fine wining and constant dining

My mother loved to cook. That’s not really the full explanation of the importance of food in her life. She loved to be the creator of comfort and food featured highly in that equation. When I was a child she … Continue reading

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I know I shouldn’t…. But You Should… #bloggersbash #competition

I love cake. It’s always been my default treat but over the last 6 months I’ve cut down. Not entirely sure why. In part it could be because I recently enjoyed my BIG 6.0 birthday and this was the cake … Continue reading

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Let’s talk Rhubarb

An army marches on its stomach. No doubt this cliché is true. It is also true for me and writing. I’m productive when I’m reasonably replete – not snooze-full nor a snack short of satisfied.

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Cake time!

It’s a while since I posted a cake but I needed a distraction today soooo ORANGE ALMOND CAKE WITH PASSION FRUIT ICING Ingredients melted butter for greasing 2 oranges 3 eggs 15 g caster sugar 300 g ground almonds 1 … Continue reading

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Pancake Cake Day

It is Shrove Tuesday here and I imagine everywhere in the civilised world because it means one thing (well to a philistine like me, anyway) – pancakes. Shrove, deriving from Shrive – meaning confess – Tuesday is one of those festivals that makes … Continue reading

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