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A Very Proper High Tea

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There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.   — Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady Anna, Duchess of Bedford, was the wife of the seventh Duke of Bedford, and is widely credited with the very civilised custom of taking afternoon tea. During Anna’s time (1788-1861) it was customary for…

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Cherry Loaf Cake

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Recently my new foodie friend Martyna posted her recipe for delicious homemade cherry ripe bites which arrived promptly in my inbox. I read through it and wanted it instantly; although I’ve never eaten Cherry Ripe before, it sounds like the sort of chocolate I’d love. Besides, her other favourite chocolate bar is Bounty, which is also one of my favourite…

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Sunny Lemon Cake

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I don’t care who knows it, but I am an absolute _citrus fanatic_. I love _anything_ citrus; I mean, my favourite perfume is described as ‘woody, with notes of orange and grapefruit lending it a touch of spring’. I mean it. I adore everything to do with citrus. A friend had a birthday recently and I was asked to ‘rustle…

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Lamingtons

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When I first travelled to Australia in the late nineties, Sydney didn’t have as vibrant a food scene as it does today. But what it did have were new things for me to discover and fall in love with. I learned to love vegemite on buttered toast, and Tim Tams were obviously too gorgeous to resist. But my favourite discovery…

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