Category Archives: Fruit

Learning to love chutney

I am not usually a big chutney fan; I don’t often like the fruit and meat combination.  No “pork chops & apple sauce” for me.  But there is one chutney recipe that I swear by that is amazing with pork and … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Quinces…

They dined on mince, and slices of quince Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced in the light of the moon – “The Owl and the Pussycat” Edward … Continue reading

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A Taste of Sunshine…

Autumn is easily my favourite season for a number of reasons:  I get wear sweaters and boots again, the air is crisp, the leaves change to gorgeous colours and I start cooking soups & stews. I really didn’t like soup … Continue reading

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Detox Detour

As a very wise person once said, everything in moderation…including moderation.  So, I took a little weekend break from my vacation detox. When we were in London last week, my sister made an amazing Lemon Polenta cake from the River … Continue reading

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When life gives you figs…

As you know, I love figs…so I was inspired by a recent post at CupCake Travels to make fig jam this afternoon. I don’t have a sweet tooth: the rare times I have toast & jam for breakfast, I am a … Continue reading

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Loving Figs…

I have loved fresh figs since a trip to Turkey many years ago.   Every breakfast seemed to include figs along with olives, feta cheese, cucumber, hardboiled eggs and the best yoghurt I’ve ever had.  And so the love affair … Continue reading

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Kitchen Catastrophes…

I don’t know about the rest of you but I never follow that rule that you should test every new recipe first before serving it to guests.   And generally, I don’t run into too many hiccups. Most experienced cooks … Continue reading

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