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Nacho bites

Are you a fan of Pico de Gallo?  I love the stuff.  It’s fresh flavour, the bite of jalapenos.  Mmmm…   [ Photo source via the Pioneer Woman ] These little nacho bites are a great showcase for Pico de Gallo.  It’s all the Mexican flavours of nachos on one little corn chip.  I don’t […]

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Lemon crumb bites

Okay, so I know I’ve been a little bit citrus crazy lately (here and here), but it comes from a genuine need to use up some of the dozens of lemons we have ripening in our backyard. Besides, who wouldn’t love little bites of brown sugar and rolled oat crumbs, with condensed milk and lemon […]

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Balsamic chicken with limes

I’m in a citrus kind of mood, so it was only natural that I add a little to my cooking this week. The caramelised lime was really refreshing and a total novelty with the boys.  My 4 year old shredded the chicken, pressed each piece into the lime and devoured an entire piece himself.  At […]

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Greek salad bites

This isn’t so much a recipe but rather a brilliant little idea.  In our house we call these ‘the man salad’ because they are the first thing my husband requests whenever we host a BBQ and every time they are served they are eaten by the dozen by the men and kids.  In fact, you […]

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Turkish delight sundae

Yes, that is creamy vanilla ice-cream… with chunks of Turkish delight… and lightly toasted pistachio nuts… and a smooth raspberry coulis. I guess I don’t have to tell you that I couldn’t wait for this photo shoot to be over.  The sundae didn’t last very long. Really simple and really delicious. [ Print this recipe […]

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Potato & leek soup

When my husband and I first moved in together, he brought with him a couple of recipes that had seen him through his bachelor days.  This soup was one of them and the original piece of scrap paper that the recipe was scrawled on all those years ago sits in my recipe folder.   This […]

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Sticky date cookies

The flavour of sticky date pudding in a soft, chewy cookie and dusted with icing sugar. There really isn’t any more to say.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! [ Print this recipe ]

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Indian rice pilaf with spicy mince

This is a great recipe, but the real star of this dish is the rice.  It’s one of those versatile recipes that you can build so many simple meals around.  You can’t really tell from the photo, but the flavour comes from a mixture of cumin seeds, caraway seeds, turmeric, garlic & onion.  A great […]

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Best ever Rocky Road

This recipe comes with a warning: if you have no sense of self-discipline (like me) then I suggest you run as far away from this as possible.  Seriously. If you think you’re safe because you’ve never been a fan of Rocky Road, then let me tell you that this will convert any Rocky Road hater.  […]

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