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Avocados in a Box
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In Season this August: Avocado

AVOCADO FACTS ORIGIN Avocado is technically a fruit (not a vegetable!) that is native to Central America. TASTE I think the yellow-green avocado flesh tastes a bit like olive oil or green peas but has a spreadable consistency similar to butter. Just don’t eat the large…

30 August 2017
Kiwifruit on a Wooden Table
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In Season this August: Kiwifruit

I hate the term ‘superfoods’. Often someone with marketing sense has just: a) found a fruit/veg/grain in an exotic sounding country b) put it in a hipster package c) pointed out its nutritional benefits d) put a premium price tag on it Local seasonal produce…

29 August 2017
Box of Homegrown Mandarins
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Fruits & Vegetables in Season this August

It is the last month of winter and spring is just around the corner. I am often guilty of wanting to skip winter. However here I am reminding myself to cherish each day, even the cold ones. It is time to slow cook some delicious…

1 August 2017
Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank Pasta with Pesto
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Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank Fettuccine with Pesto

For me, winter is all about warm blankets, hot drinks, good books and hearty meals. This Italian pasta with slow-cooked lamb ragu fits the bill perfectly. It is incredibly more-ish. Before it even makes it to my plate, I sneak forkfuls of this goodness straight from the pot.…

24 July 2017
Russian Dumplings (Pelmeni)
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Russian Dumplings (Pelmeni)

Pelmeni have got to be one of my favourite foods of all time. For those of you who are not familiar with pelmeni, it is a type of Russian or Ukranian dumpling. It is similar to an Asian dumpling but looks like an oversized…

8 July 2017
Slow Cooker Osso Bucco
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Slow Cooker Osso Bucco

It’s time to get your hygge on and make this hearty Slow Cooker Osso Bucco. This is one of my mum’s delicious recipes which is full of in-season onion, carrots and celery…mama knows best! Eat in season. Slow Cooker Osso Bucco Serves: 4-6 people Ingredients: 3 sticks…

1 July 2017
Farmers Market Strawberries in Brugge, Belgium
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Fruits & Vegetables in Season this July

Happy first of July! I hope all my Canadian readers have a very happy Canada Day. For anyone who has not been to Canada, you are missing out! It is the most beautiful country in the world (IMO) – check out this photo. I have…

1 July 2017
Apple, Walnut and Cinnamon Rolled Oats
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How I Cook Rolled Oats – Quick, No Fuss, No Mess

Oats are super good for you. They contain a special type of fibre (Beta-glucan) which: reduces the absorption of cholesterol from food keeps you feeling fuller for longer is digested slowly, giving you sustained energy and keeping your blood sugar levels steady However not all oats are…

18 June 2017
Tandoori Chicken Skewers on a Metal Baking Tray
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Tandoori Chicken

For all the Russians out there, next time you are cooking shashlik (traditional lamb skewers cooked over coals), try this tandoori chicken recipe as well, you can thank me later. This tandoori chicken is a Pakistani recipe, they also know a thing or two…

12 June 2017
Beetroots and Carrots at the Markets
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Fruits & Vegetables in Season this June

It is the first day of Winter. In all honesty, it isn’t my favourite season. So I have made a list of things to look forward to in Winter. I hope that it makes you feel better too. cute chunky scarves warm socks and slippers reading under…

1 June 2017