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Carrot cake jam

Take your cheese and charcuterie boards to the next level! I’m always on the lookout for interesting new condiments to add to my party platters. The biggest thing I look for is an accessory that provides a great contrast of … Continue reading

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Small batch hard iced tea cupcakes

A tasty treat for summertime entertaining! A lifelong fan of iced tea, I didn’t know what to expect the first time I tasted a ‘spiked’ version. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the tea and lemon flavours still predominated and … Continue reading

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Sparkling ginger-mint lemonade

Enjoy as a mocktail or in a spiced-up gin & tonic! At this time of year, I often find myself craving all things citrus. Lemon is a particular favourite of mine – I love its bright, fresh, tanginess which adds … Continue reading

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Salmon in Puff Pastry with Dill Sauce

An easy, elegant dish for everyday or entertaining Hosting a group of friends or family a whole lot easier when you’ve got a couple of sure-fire recipes up your sleeve. One of my favourites is melt-in-your mouth salmon wrapped in … Continue reading

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Mini Shortbread Apple Tarts with Salted Caramel

Freshly picked apples are one of the delights of autumn. Their beautiful red skins and crisp texture seem a perfect pairing with the changing seasons. These delicious tarts are a great way to showcase apples in a pretty way and … Continue reading

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Lavender-Blueberry Shrub for Cocktails and Salad Dressings

Shrubs are a big part of the current cocktail craze, and for good reason – they’re delicious! A shrub is a sweetened vinegar-based syrup, sometimes called drinking vinegar. Shrubs typically consist of vinegar infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices for use in cocktails … Continue reading

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are a great party food. Bite sized yet full of flavour, they’re also a great vehicle for many different kinds of dips. When I saw a package of minced lamb from Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in my Holiday Farmers’ … Continue reading

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