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Pistachio-Cranberry Cookies

I came across these Pistachio-Cranberry Jewels while searching for cookies in Christmas colours. If there ever was a Desert Island Cookie List, this would certainly feature in it. Thank you, Maggie Ruggiero! The original recipe on the gourmet.com site can … Continue reading

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A birthday without cake and champagne?

So it begins with knowing that the husband is a teetotaller who is off desserts for a year. But the question remained – how does one celebrate a significant birthday without cake or champagne? The answer is by cheating, ever … Continue reading

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Fancy nibbling on Elephant Ears?

Elephant Ears! Yep, that’s what they are called in our neighbourhood cafe. I have known them as Palmiers, if that rings any bells. Both names describe these cookies well but Elephant Ears makes them sound so much more interesting. What … Continue reading

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Sunshine, citrus and spice

The briefest rays of sunshine can swiftly brighten up a grey and dreary Saturday morning. This pot of hydrangeas caught that brief magical ray before the rain took over the rest of the weekend. In the absence of sunshine and … Continue reading

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