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Jaffa ice-cream

Jaffa ice-cream

I’ve had a block of Lindt Orange Intense chocolate in the pantry for a few weeks with the intention of turning it into jaffa ice-cream.  I also bought some navel oranges (for the zest), so there’s been no excuse not to make some, which I did yesterday. As it’s been a while since I made […]

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Lime & Vanilla Tuille Cups

Lime & Vanilla Tuille Cups

I’m a sucker for crunchy things, so when I was making Jaffa Ice-Cream for an Easter treat, I thought I’d be smart and make some tuille bowls to serve it in.  I found a recipe to base my tuilles on (link below) and set to it. I already had enough egg whites, because ice-cream custard […]

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Pouring the syrup over the cake

An Orange Poppyseed Cake from heaven

I have had the recipe for this cake in my collection since the late 1980s.  I originally wrote it down from a recipe book one of my housemates at the time possessed and only ever made it once in all that time… until about a month ago. The original recipe called for a massive amount […]

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One day, two flavours, four fresh loaves

One day, two flavours, four fresh loaves

Running low on bread, I thought it time to bake again, but didn’t want the hassle of waiting for starters to rise and long proving times.  I just needed a simple, tasty recipe that I could throw together, rise, shape and cook. So I hunted a bit and came up with Jamie Oliver’s Basic Bread […]

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the Wonderfulness of Ice-Cream

the Wonderfulness of Ice-Cream

Many years ago I was introduced to Bill Cosby’s album titled Wonderfulness.  On that album is a track called Tonsils, in which Bill is promised ice-cream in return for the removal of his tonsils.  “Ice-cream, I’m gonna have ice-cream,” he crows gleefully before the surgery.  To this day I recite that line through my head […]

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Tomato Tomato - slow roasted summer tomatoes

Tomato Tomato – slow roasted summer tomatoes

I’ve had a wonderful crop of stripey heirloom tigerella tomatoes this year, along with one very prolific black cherry tomato plant.  No surprises then, that I have cooked many of them so their dark and rosy wonderfulness doesn’t go to waste.  Added to this the most fabulous crop of basil I’ve ever grown and you […]

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A loaf of bread

A loaf of bread

It’s taken years of procrastinating, but I can’t hold out any more.  I simply have to write about food.  Welcome to my life as an infatuated foodie … To begin – a staple that I can’t imagine life without.  Toast lovers around the world would be in mourning, sandwich makers would be unemployed and children […]

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