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Coffee spice rub for beef, pork and chicken

A great blend that makes a versatile gift from the kitchen! Whenever I serve meat that’s been prepared with this rub, it gets rave reviews. While you might be tempted to make a huge quantity, it’s best to make this … Continue reading

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Crispy Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses? I am trying to incorporate a lot more pulses – including delicious, good-for-you lentils, dried beans and chickpeas – into my cooking this year. Like other pulses, chickpeas are … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

If I could only make and eat one sweet treat for the rest of my days, it might just be this. I love salted caramel anything, but paired with dark chocolate and crunchy pretzels…oh, my! It’s one of those sneakily … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Handmade holidays – Mulling Spice Bags

Make-ahead mulling spice mix This spice mix makes a lovely gift – the bagged blend can be added to a pot of tea or used to infuse apple cider or red wine. The recipe makes about 12 mulling spice bags. If you are giving … Continue reading

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