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12 (Easy, Edible and Homemade) Gifts of Christmas

It’s the beginning of December. Our tree is up, wreath on the door and nutcracker in place. Now I can sit back… and really panic. For, added to the usual holiday card and gift exchange madness with which you are no doubt familiar is, for…

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El Dia de los Muertos (by Nancy Lopez-McHugh)

El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is meant to honor and remember loved ones no longer on this earth. This important Mexican holiday has its roots in Aztec culture and is celebrated every 1st and 2nd of…

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Greek ‘Tabbouli’-Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

The first thing you should know about this post is that I’m ‘phoning it in’. I’m currently ‘on location’ in Seattle, where an epic childhood summer is being played out by my two children. I think I’m the over-worked and under-appreciated Assistant Director in this…

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Summer Round-Up

Hey folks, I’m visiting my dad in Seattle for the summer and will be trying my very best to unplug. I hope that, wherever you are, you can do the same and enjoy spending time with loved ones, reviving old memories and creating new ones….

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Gem Bread

This recipe is a birthday gift to my brother. Having grown up in a house where the smell of banana bread baking was just par for the course, this will feel very familiar to him. It is, in fact, based on our mother’s tried and trusted…

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Crab and Asparagus Quiche (Guest Post at Roti ‘n Rice)

  Yes, yes, I know. I haven’t been posting much lately here (although have you been keeping up with my posts over at Honest Cooking?) and now, as soon as I seem to be back, off I go guest posting elsewhere. Well, you’ll understand why…

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Crowned Coronation Chicken

In cooking, fusion has gone from being all the rage, to a bad word. A real f-word, you might say. I don’t know why that is, really, and it seems an awful shame. My whole life is about fusion, from the very beginning when my English mother…

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The Art of Cake: A (Mostly) Silent Post

  5.0 from 1 reviews Print 1970s Rainbow Cake From: Ruby Moukli (batter and frosting based on recipes from ‘My First Baking Book’)   A retro birthday cake to remember. Reminiscent of simpler times, yet mightily impressive and completely enchanting. Ingredients For the cake: 300 g…

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