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fattoush recipe
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Today I decided to whip up a fairly simple salad. According to Wikipedia, Fattoush is a Levantine bread salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread combined with seasonal produce (usually tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes), mixed greens and herbs. The mixed green component is made up of Romaine lettuce

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes
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I used to make alot of carrot cakes (a good 20 years ago at least) and I tried many different versions to get the right texture and flavour. It came down to grated carrot versus cooked carrot and I must say that cooked carrot won hands down. I also tried

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
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It is National Upside-Down Pineapple Day and I dug this recipe out of my archives. The desire to make this cake came whilst I was watching one of my favourite TV shows – Desperate Housewives. For those of you that know the character Bree, she is a phenomonal cook and

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Hot Cross Lady
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Up until now every Easter has been the same. Me, getting up at the crack of dawn to make Hot Cross Buns – pummelling my way through a truckload of dough, making awkward looking crosses, ceremoniously taking them out of the oven and calling to everyone ‘eat them while their

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Sesame Prawn Toast
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There are two types of Chinese food in my world; good & greasy and then there is exotic – each has a time and place. I have been lucky enough to find a chef that does both incredibly well and her name is Kylie Kwong. Kylie runs a restaurant in

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Swiss CHard Tart with Goats Cheese
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The other day some one asked me what my favourite recipes were – amongst my list of about 20 was the Hazelnut & Brown Butter Cake, created by Suzanne Goin. It prompted me to open up her book, Sunday Suppers at Luques, to find something else to treat my taste

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Goats Cheese & Tomato
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There is almost nothing better than getting home from a night out and having a late night supper to finish off the evening. A little amuse bouche; some freshly shucked oysters, foie gras on some toast or something quickly whipped up in your kitchen to have with a cheeky glass of

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Surian Chicken 2
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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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Homemade Pizza Party
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Pizza is a food that almost everyone likes to eat. A homemade pizza evening is fun for all ages and is a great way to spend time with your children, talk about their school activities, stimulate creativity and incorporate healthy ingredients into their diet. You can get you children excited

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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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