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Three ingredient shortcrust pastry

Three ingredient shortcrust pastry

Three ingredient shortcrust pastry One of my favourite things to make in the kitchen is pastry from scratch.  There is such a large variety of recipes and applications, the options are endless.   I like this recipe in particular because it can be made in […]

Two-ingredient Date Paste

Two-ingredient Date Paste

Quick and easy Date Paste Recently I have made improvements to my personal eating habits.  More greens and less processed ingredients.  It goes without saying that every now and then I would still like to have a little extra sweetness in my life.  While looking […]

Panna Cotta made with Herbal Tea

Panna Cotta made with Herbal Tea

Panna cotta is a great dessert to have in your repertoire.  I find it incredibly forgiving for a beginner (or when you are distracted while making them).  Panna cotta’s are best made a day in advance, so it is ideal for family get-togethers.  All you […]

Festive homemade pear liqueur

Festive homemade pear liqueur

I love making things from scratch.  In high school, I had a friend who’s brother made homemade liqueur.  I found it fascinating.   With Christmas right around the corner, this Aromatic Pear Liqueur will make the perfect adult foodie gift.  It’s delicious served ice cold […]

How to make lavender sugar

How to make lavender sugar

How to make lavender sugar When it comes to baking especially, there are small little changes that can uplift a recipe from.  Every day tastes can become something special with some thought and planning. Lavender sugar is one of these little changes.  It’s ridiculously easy […]

How to make Ciabatta at home

How to make Ciabatta at home

Everyone has that one thing they can’t wait to cool down for.  Cookies, pastries, pie… Mine is Ciabatta.  To be very precise, it’s the end pieces of Ciabatta hot out of the oven with a smear of salted butter. It’s food heaven for me. Ciabatta […]

Top 12 uses for fresh lemon

Top 12 uses for fresh lemon

When it comes to bringing food to life I love fresh lemon.   Here are my top twelve uses for fresh lemon: Instead of adding more salt to your cooking or finished dish, rather add a squirt of fresh lemon. Maximize the amount of juice you […]

How to make Marzipan with white chocolate

How to make Marzipan with white chocolate

Marzipan is one of my all-time favorite foods. I just can’t get enough of the stuff. It is a love affair that has gone on for many years. Followers of my previous blog may also have noticed a liking for white chocolate. This trend has […]

How to cook Okra

How to cook Okra

For some reason, a lot of people seem to be unsure of how to cook Okra. If you follow this quick method you will have no problem to serve up a delicious helping of this tasty vegetable. Okra is a hairy little green pod with […]