Tag Archives: Dates

Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Orange Scented Double Cacao Hazelnut Bliss Bombs.

Normally I would never post a recipe for something sweet on a 5-2 fast day. With a daily intake of only 500 calories, every morsel that passes my lips is carefully calorie counted with a very firm emphasis on wholesome … Continue reading

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Delving Deep Into My Kitchen Drawer. Nostalgic Baking. Chinese Chews.

Every now and then I take a trip down memory lane and delve through a pile of tattered, half forgotten recipes relegated for safe keeping deep in my kitchen drawer. It’s a pleasant way to spend a lazy afternoon. So … Continue reading

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Slow Food. Neil Perry’s Chinese-Style Braised Beef Ribs.

For a fleeting moment I was tempted to title this post ‘More Weekend Dude Food’, this recipe for Chinese Style Braised Beef Ribs torn from last Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald  by my very own resident dude.  With my son home … Continue reading

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Delving Deep Into My Kitchen Drawer. Chocolate Date and Nut Torte With Sour Cream Ice Cream.

This weekend I delved deep into my kitchen drawer and retrieved a  half-forgotten, crumpled page bearing a wonderful  recipe for a gorgeous meringue torte.  For many years this cake, laden with a luscious mix of  dark chocolate, hazelnuts, almonds and … Continue reading

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A Most Indulgent and Elegant Canapé. Medjool Dates With Brillat-Savarin and Pistachio.

Another feast day, another indulgence. This time a very simple canapé. Plump, luscious Medjool dates, split, seeded and  filled with a perfectly ripe triple cream white mould cheese. Finished with a generous sprinkling of freshly roasted, crushed pistachio.  A most … Continue reading

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Passing Down The Baton Through The Generations. Judy’s Christmas Pudding. Our Family Recipe.

One of the enduring pleasures of this blog has been scribing closely guarded recipes that  grace the table at family  celebrations, transcending  the test of time. Last Easter I had the privilege of scribing and baking my grandmother’s Apple Strudel, … Continue reading

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Warm Sticky Date, Apple and Walnut Pudding With Caramel Sauce.

Sticky Date Pudding. A classic winter dessert. Comfort food my family loves to turn to when the weather is miserable and we are cocooned at home. Grated apple added to the batter adds another layer of lusciousness to this well-loved … Continue reading

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