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Dreams of Summer Gin Smash

A flavourful, refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) I find there’s no better way to chase away the midwinter blues than by cranking up the heat just a little, putting on some summery tunes and whipping up a delicious cocktail that just … Continue reading

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Upsidedown Mini Rhubarb-Ginger Cheesecakes

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite parts of eating cheesecake is the crust.  Crunchy, sweet and packed with flavour … why, it just makes sense to put it on top instead of hiding it at the … Continue reading

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Quick Kouign Amann – the Queen of Pastries

Parisiens sure know how to live. Many start each day with a stroll to the nearest patisserie to grab a fresh baguette or a few breakfast pastries, exchanging pleasantries with the boulanger and their neighbours. I loved this ritual on … Continue reading

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Coconut Mango Biscuits

A childhood favourite, baking powder biscuits remain one of my go-to breakfast treats. I love to make a batch often in the morning as they’re quick and easy. I usually enjoy one or two then tuck the rest in the … Continue reading

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Espresso Meringue Torte

I have a favourite saying when trying to convince my husband he still has room for dessert. “Come on,” I’ll say, “it’s fluffy, not stuffy!” This gluten-free confection fits the bill as a dessert that makes a perfect finish to … Continue reading

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Fresh orange sorbet with candied peel

I know we’re past the midpoint of winter, but it feels like summer’s warmth is a long way away. My cure for cold-weather blues is to cram as much citrus fruit as possible into myself, which usually means I come … Continue reading

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Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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