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winter is my favourite time of year, especially when i jump into my woollies and snuggle up by the fire. but no matter how many mugs of hot cocoa you warm your fingers with, winter some how still manages to suck out all the luscious juice from you, leaving your hands and feet looking like a dry prune.

worry not! this almond milk made with white fungus and egg white will nourish you from within.

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rubies and gold granola

250g    rolled oats
15g    hemp seeds
35g    cashew nuts
35g    pecans
150g   almonds
2 tbs    apple sauce
2 tsp    ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp    ground cardamom
2 tbs    golden syrup
3 tbs    honey
50g    light brown sugar
a pinch of    salt crystals
a good dash of    olive oil
100g    dried berries
(strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries)
50g    dried apricots

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the oven is still warm and the whiff of sweet zesty air hovers around the quiet kitchen unit. to help let go of the wonderful book of ‘the particular sadness of lemon cake’, i’d baked a lemon cake, with blueberries and honey.

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wild rocket with sweet fig, pomegranate & candied pecans

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mackerels are in season right now and our local market has some great silver bellies to offer. we’ve simply stuffed it with baby fennel and coriander and popped it under the grill for a fuss-free lunch. the mackerel was so big we had to share it between the two of us.

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1 x 500g fresh mackerel
1 baby fennel
a handful of coriander
2 big fat juicy tomatoes
1 bulb of garlic
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbs brown sugar
1/2 lemon
1 tbs honey
olive oil
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50g mango
50g cucumber
25g ginger
a handful of fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup water
25g brown sugar cane block Read the rest of this entry »

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candied pecans go well with everything! plonk them in a salad. chuck them in a cookie mix. sprinkle over some fluffy muffins. eat them with x-factor like what cath and i are doing now. or put them in a jar, wrap it with some ribbons and give it to your friend!
and guess what! it’s so easy to make! so here we go: Read the rest of this entry »

having been lost in the words of To the Lighthouse, and slowly waking the once sleeping dragon of soft philosophical ponders that laid deep on the floor of my mind, i had not forgotten my other passion in life, breakfast, this time, in a tart. Read the rest of this entry »

what’s your favourite food for lunch? cath’s all time favourite is calamari, especially on a sunny day with a pint of ice cold beer.
this time i made a little twist to the usual calamari recipe. this is calamari with a hint of lemon, thai style.

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the aromatic and heavenly infusion of juicy raspberries, toasted almonds, fresh orange, maple syrup and a little kick of cointreau. what more do you want from a breakfast? oh! i know! a fluffy bed of pancakes with a sprinkle of wholesomeness. so here we are, breakfast of the day is…

Raspberry Pancakes with Orange Maple

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