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Orange Tres Leches Cake

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Like many good recipes, the origins of Tres Leches Cake are shrouded in mystery. The name literally translates to “three milks cake” and that is basically what it is – either a light sponge or a butter cake soaked in a blend of condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. It is very popular in [...]

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Farmers Markets, Shopping Lists & Maple Caramel Pecan Shortbread

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When it comes to efficient supermarket shopping and saving money, they say there are a few good rules to remember  – take a shopping list, know where everything is in the store so you don’t get distracted and never go shopping while hungry as you’ll buy more than you need. However, you need to throw [...]

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Spring and a Tomato and Three Cheese Tart

October 6, 2013

Like everyone else in this world, I’ve gushed about spring in the past and droned on rapturously about the sunshine, flowers, birdies, bees, blah, blah, blah. That’s all lovely, of course, but there is another side to spring that has slightly fewer charms. I’m talking about the swallows which insist on annually nesting on my [...]

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Fabulously Fast Cinnamon Cake – a Recipe

September 9, 2013

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I may be advancing in years at a pace far more rapid than that with which I am comfortable, but that hasn’t stopped me from embracing new toys technology. I waste an inordinate amount of time playing around on the various platforms, one of my [...]

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Pistachio and Date Syrup Ma’amoul

August 27, 2013

The sun is shining on my hill today – at last. Living on top of a hill is great, really. We get amazing views, loads of light, enough sun to power a small community, advance warning of undesirable relatives and the most astonishing sunsets,but it does have some drawbacks. In the winter time we are, [...]

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Cake Time! Pistachio Orange Blossom Cake

July 26, 2013

It’s been freezing, so I’ve been hunkered down here a bit for the last few weeks and my dear friend Stanley has been cranked to the max. I find the presence of a constantly hot oven generally prompts an insatiable urge for comfort food, and what could be more comforting than cake? While tidying up [...]

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