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Pancakes and peonies

I finally feel as though spring might be here. September didn’t do it. Asparagus, daffodils, and artichokes didn’t do it – not even daylight savings completely convinced me. It was the peonies. They’ve finally arrived! That, and pancakes for breakfast

pancakes

Pancakes and peonies

I finally feel as though spring might be here. September didn’t do it. Asparagus, daffodils, and artichokes didn’t do it – not even daylight savings completely convinced me. It was the peonies. They’ve finally arrived! That, and pancakes for breakfast

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What to do with artichokes

The title of this post could actually just as accurately be “What I did with artichokes on this one occasion” as it’s the first time I’ve used them. But I still feel it’s worth bringing up, because I rang my mother after

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What to do with artichokes

The title of this post could actually just as accurately be “What I did with artichokes on this one occasion” as it’s the first time I’ve used them. But I still feel it’s worth bringing up, because I rang my mother after

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Smoked kingfish and coconut fishcakes

Credit to Urban Harvest for their awesomeness in supplying all these lovely ingredients, and for being generally nice people. It’s always so exciting when I get these cooler bags full of deliciousness delivered to me at work on a Friday

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Smoked kingfish and coconut fishcakes

Credit to Urban Harvest for their awesomeness in supplying all these lovely ingredients, and for being generally nice people. It’s always so exciting when I get these cooler bags full of deliciousness delivered to me at work on a Friday

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Chocolate cupcakes

More Hummingbird Bakery madness. I had cream cheese icing left over from Leah’s red velvet cake – clearly necessary therefore to make more things to put it on. Hey, at least I didn’t eat it with a spoon reading harry

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Chocolate cupcakes

More Hummingbird Bakery madness. I had cream cheese icing left over from Leah’s red velvet cake – clearly necessary therefore to make more things to put it on. Hey, at least I didn’t eat it with a spoon reading harry

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Weeknight chicken curry with rice pilaf

As the hail came bouncing down on my head and freezing my hands while I walked home tonight, I decided a nice hot curry was in order. This is along the lines of something Jamie Oliver does. It has ground

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Weeknight chicken curry with rice pilaf

As the hail came bouncing down on my head and freezing my hands while I walked home tonight, I decided a nice hot curry was in order. This is along the lines of something Jamie Oliver does. It has ground

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Red velvet cake

One of the major features of the last twelve months for my family has been the addition of a new member. My niece Leah is the first grandchild, and she’s had all of us completely spellbound from the first minute.

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Red velvet cake

One of the major features of the last twelve months for my family has been the addition of a new member. My niece Leah is the first grandchild, and she’s had all of us completely spellbound from the first minute.

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Cumin lemon chicken with chickpeas

Here’s an old one of my Mum’s. Chickpeas make a nice change from rice or other carbs sometimes, and they’re really good for you. Don’t scrimp on lemons with this dish, it needs lots of them. Have you heard of

cuminlemonchicken

Cumin lemon chicken with chickpeas

Here’s an old one of my Mum’s. Chickpeas make a nice change from rice or other carbs sometimes, and they’re really good for you. Don’t scrimp on lemons with this dish, it needs lots of them. Have you heard of