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This morning at the markets my nose caught whiff of some delightfuly fragrant nectarines. Looking very pretty in their orange and yellow hues, I purchased a big bag full and headed home to flick through some recipes. For those of you that are not nectarine savvy, here are a few

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Take advantage of the last blazing sun days of summer with a fun art/science project called Sunprints.   I’m always on the lookout for educational projects to do at home, and this one is super fun.  Using the kit and the beautiful sun, you and your children can design one

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 Kids love bathtime. Mostly due to the toys that we can find for them. I remember when my daughter first started playing with toys in the tub. Exciting moment for a first time mom. I was all giddy to find her toys. I decided on a set of squirt toys,

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One of the many things I miss about Australia is its mangos and although I have trekked to farmers markets and far off regions of the US in order to source them, I cannot find any that compare. The flavour of mango’s in Australia is a deep one, and they are

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We’ve had some record temperatures all over the country recently. I picked my daughter up from school yesterday and the first thing she said was “mom, I’m so hot, I need a popsicle!” I refuse to give my daughter any frozen treats that aren’t from natural fruit or yogurt. I

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caprese salad insalate
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Over the last couple of weeks I had been eyeing Summers bountiful supply of tomatoes, looking so luscious and red (and green and yellow and black too). The perfectly ripe rounds (and not so rounds) have had me pondering how I do them justice and stay true to one of

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When I think of summertime beverages, I immediately think of iced tea. I do not know about you, but when I am relaxing by the pool or beach I do not crave any coffee…iced tea on the other hand better to me. My new favorite iced tea concoction is iced chamomile. 

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Summer is in full swing and I know you all are taking advantage of it.  The pools are warm, the lakes are cool, and the oceans are bearable.   Wherever you are trying to beat the heat, safety first.  When you’re childless, you don’t put much thought into water safety,

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 There is nothing better than a nice chilled soup in the heat of Summer and recently I stumbled across this recipe when I was flicking through an old Bon Appetit. It’s creator Jill Dupleix,  wrote a book called ‘Lighten Up’ which is a must have for lovers of food who are also trying

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strawberries and balsamic recipe
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Here is one of the easiest desserts I have ever made – it is perfect for these sultry Summer evenings without even the merest whisper of a breeze to cool us down. The balsamic vinegar enhances the flavour of the strawberries and brings out their colour beautifully. And after they have macerated

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