Monthly Archives : September 2012

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Pikelets

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I like them warm, and stacked, and soaked in syrup. I sometimes like to top them with flavoured yoghurt or eat them with butter; I even sometimes like to eat them with ice cream or topped with plain jam. Oh, and they marry beautifully with fruit. My favourite? Red luscious strawberries nestling on top of the pikelets. Just make sure…

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Coconut Cream Fudge

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So, I have a confession to make. It’s about coconut. I _adore_ it. It may not come as a complete surprise to those of you who have been faithfully reading my posts (just in case you missed the confession that I adore Bounty, here’s a link), but I just can’t have _enough_ coconut. That warm beautiful nut with its coarse…

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Thank you, Depression. (Part I)

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  This is the first part of a two-part post about my battle with depression. You can find the second post here.   The voice is sly and wheedling; if it weren’t for the actual words it would sound almost persuasive. ‘You’re right. Nobody cares if you live or die. You’re entirely alone.’ My response is both predictable and pathetic.…

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Beetroot Pudding (Beetroot Halva)

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You may have just done a double take. Beetroot PUDDING, I hear you ask, with horror in your voice? Yes, indeedy. You see, beetroots have a higher sugar content in them than most vegetables. They’re already partial to dessert; they take to extra sugar and ghee and milk like I take to wine. (Really.) Somebody recently told me that beetroots…

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Why I’m An Agnostic

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I just took a few days off to recuperate and rejuvenate; it was perfect in every way, filled as it was with good friends, good food, and good wine. I had the best time of it. At one point the conversation turned to the R word and everything that comes along with it, including the G word. We did discuss…

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