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The gift that keeps giving: My Favourite Rice Salad

Favourite Rice Salad

One of my Mum’s quirkiest habits is her tendency to want to provide for my sister and me, usually just before we’re about to part ways. Let’s be clear: when I say provide, I mean give us stuff, usually random things that we neither want nor ask for. Read more…

And I’m Telling You: No-Butter Apricot and Almond Cake

Apricot and Almond Cake

Some recipes are just meant to find us.

When I borrowed my sister’s copy of Red Velvet & Chocolate Heartache, the “healthy cake” cookbook I reviewed the other day, she informed me that she’d “decided” I should make this recipe: Sunken Apricot and Almond Cake. Seeing that it called for tinned apricot halves, I immediately rejected the idea (if there’s anything I dislike more than cooked fruit, it’s canned fruit). Instead, I turned my attention to finding something else to make. Read more…

Never looked so good: Apricot-Cinnamon Porridge with Peaches and Crème Fraîche

Apricot-Cinnamon Porridge

Before I head out to the farmer’s market, I wanted to share this quick breakfast with you. I made this the other day, when there was almost nothing in the house in the way of food. Seriously- it was one of those days when you wake up inexplicably starving, yet there’s nary an egg, piece of bread or cup of cereal to be found. Read more…