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Michelle

Surian Chicken 2
diningentertainingkidsrecipes

My sister in law introduced me to Syrian chicken a couple of years ago – a wonderful dish from the Middle East with meltingly tender chicken pieces in a warm medley of nourishing flavours that include hints of herbs and fruit. An incredibly satisfying dish that is also quite moorish

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Strawberry Jam
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Last weekend should have been very outdoorsy – the skies were clear and blue and aside from a Wintery nip in the air it was just beautiful outside. Alas for us it was not the case, Elouise was sick and seeing as Mr Man was in China it meant that we

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bakingdiningentertainingkidsrecipesValentine's Day

It’s Valentines Day tomorrow and we have a special tradition in our fairly new family and that is to celebrate the day as a family. To cut a long story short – my husband and I also have another anniversary in early March, so rather than having two almost back-to-back celebrations we only celebrate

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eggplant moussaka
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I recently re-connected with my old friend Roberta, I was happy (but not surprised) to see she was running the Sydney Seafood School (in Sydney, Australia) and deeply entrenched in the food industry with two books under her belt and a host of other achievements. Back in the day, Roberta

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Sliders
diningentertainingfrom scratchrecipes

I could call these Big Game Sliders but the last time I made them was my daughters 5th birthday, which was as loud and as rowdy as any big game gathering I have been to. And talking about the ‘Big Game’, I was at the gym a week ago and

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Apple Tarte Tatin
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A tarte tatin is one of those recipes that always seems to be far more complicated than it really is – when in actual fact, after you have made it once you will be wondering why it hasn’t been on your ‘lets bake this ALL the time’ list for every

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double chocolate brownies
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This is Mr Man’s favourite brownie recipe and it has taken me a while to post because I felt like it needed perfection. That has taken a while and ironically enough it was only when I ran out of a few ingredients and substituted others that finally made it ‘perfect’.

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diningentertainingwinter

I miss the snow! After four Chicago Winters and a White Christmas (and then some) in New York last year I am now feeling a little tetchy and wondering when I am going to make my next snow angel – call me crazy but snow has been a staple in my

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christmas cookies
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I couldn’t resist one more batch of cookies for Christmas and as you can probably tell, I found myself some snowflake cookie cutters. Now, ordinarily I would bake your standard sugar cookie for decorating purposes but I promised to make a gingerbread house for my daughters, which we did from

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Oatmeal, Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
bakingchristmasdiningfrom scratchrecipes

It’s a Christmas cookie extravaganza out there – and I am adding to it with my version of these very Christmassy looking treats I found in the most recent Bon Appetit magazine. These simple oatmeal cookies are peppered with three different chocolates, nuts and some brightly coloured cranberrys that look

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