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September 2016

chocolate ripple cheesecake

Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake

Chocolate ripple cheesecake is rich and creamy: everything a cheesecake should be. It’s essentially a vanilla flavoured cheesecake, but the ripple of chocolate through the middle, gives it a whole new dimension. Choose whatever chocolate you love the most. More often than not we use Toblerone.…

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September 28, 2016
pad thai

Pad Thai

Pad thai has many versions, with the ingredient list being debated and queried. It seems there are no two offerings the same with the really contentious element being the addition of soy sauce and tomato sauce/ketchup. Should they be in pad thai? If so, why? If not,…

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September 24, 2016
basil plant and tomato seedlings

Herb Garden Adventure

I began my herb garden adventure three months ago. Herbs are an essential ingredient in almost everything I cook but unfortunately they come at a premium cost. Whether buying them from the local fruit shop or one of the supermarkets in the area, you pay an exorbitant price for a very small…

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September 21, 2016


Moussaka is the most delicious thing you’ll ever eat, if you love lamb and eggplant. It’s rich, creamy and perfect if you want a good dose of comfort food. …

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September 17, 2016
tropical smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Tropical smoothies are all about combining tropical fruits (orange, pineapple, mango), with some pear, apple, and strawberries, to create summer in a glass. Unlike a berry smoothie, there’s no yoghurt, relying on coconut water to add the extra liquid, making it a little bit lighter and…

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September 14, 2016
vegetable curry

Vegetable Curry

Vegetable curry is a great option when you don’t feel like venturing to the shops to buy special ingredients for dinner. Our pantry shelves are always stocked with the spices we need; and there’s alway tins of chickpeas and lentils hanging around to bulk…

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September 10, 2016


Reading August…it’s been a busy month with the upgrade of my site, but it’s never too busy to pick up a book. I have to say my choices have been mediocre, which is disappointing, but that’s the nature of the game. You never really know…

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September 7, 2016