Marzipan Carrots

Marzipan modelling have a long history in all many parts of the world. There are even museums to the art of decorative marzipan. Szabo Marzipan Museum in Budapest is just one. Take a peak at the video and I promise we are not doing anything as complicated. Fruits and figurines, cities and celebrities have all […]

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Two Carrot Cakes

It is interesting to see traditions being formed in present day. I wonder what people will say about them in 50 years. One example is carrot cake. As sugar and other sweeteners were scarce in England, carrots were an oft used alternative. Although there are references to cakes that go back hundreds of years and […]

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Let’s go with Ricotta

This really is a variation of the chevre recipe posted here, using cows milk rather than goat. Think of it as a hack if you would like to as Ricotta is a cheese usually made from leftover whey from previous cheesemaking. It is one last attempt to gather the remaining milk solids. For that reason […]

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Chicken Taco/Tortilla Soup

Spring cleaning is not just washing, dusting and vacuuming for someone who loves to cook. A kitchen witch knows that rotating what is in stores is also part of the process. Yesterday, when I looked at A. the weather outside and B. the staples that needed using up, things could not have come together more […]

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Rooibos Chamomile Dog Treats

Early this month, I posted an infused oil that is used on animals in South Africa. The rooibus chamomile is a go to for itchy skin and has become the first option before trying anything else. The infused oil itself can be drizzled over food with or without the herbs themselves. If straining works best […]

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Cream of Vegetable Soup

Cold and mucky day? Feeling blue and looking for comfort food? Standing in front of the open fridge door and wondering what you can put on the table in 20 minutes? Cream of vegetable soup fits the bill in so many ways. You will need: 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 2 small onions 3 small […]

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50/50 Soda Bread

One of the things that I appreciate about the Wheel of the Year is that although there are suggested dates for celebrating the turning of the wheel, the important aspect is that it match what is happening on the earth wherever you live. Just as groundhogs recognize the fluidity of the transition from winter to […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut flour

These wheat free cookies have a texture that is a cross between a macaroon and shortbread. Best served with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Coconut flour is grain free, high in fiber and protein with healthy fats. Containing lower amounts of carbohydrate than soy or other nut flours. It also scores […]

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Hot Sauce Lemon Pudding

The word pudding in North America brings visions of cold milk desserts in vanilla, chocolate or maybe butterscotch. In Britain it holds more the meaning of dessert, something sweet to finish off a nice Sunday meal. This pudding falls into the latter category. There is enough here for dessert for two but can be easily […]

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Blender Muffins

For many of us eating better is on the list of things we would like to see happen in 2018. But where to start? Making healthy choices usually doesn’t happen when you are late for work or lunch was six hours ago. Having a plan in advance is something that will help keep you on […]

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