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The best roast turkey

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Best Roast Turkey

Are you roasting a whole turkey for the first time this year? Or perhaps you’ve done this many times before, but you want a quick refresher to brush up on the basics? We’ll help you make your mama proud with these step-by-step instructions for roasting a whole turkey. Here is our super basic, super simple, […]

Breads

Summer Yogurt Fig Cake Recipe

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Yogurt Fig Cake

This beautiful cake was the first time I baked with Greek yogurt and became a convert. Moist, buttery cake, fragrant with cinnamon and ginger and topped with fresh seasonal figs. It was heaven in loaf form!  

Desserts

Pistachio and Cherry Semifreddo

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Quick get all the frozen desserts made fast, we seem to be having some lovely warm weather here in Scotland this week so I intend to make the most of it while I can. Or could it possibly be that summer has arrived, na I doubt it. We even had a barbecue at the weekend […]

Main Courses

Thai Seafood Salad Recipe

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Thai Seafood Salad Recipe

The taste of this spicy salad all hinges on the freshness of the ingredients used. Ideally you should source your seafood from the local fresh market, but if getting up at 3am to head out for the top pickings of the mornings catch doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, there’s always the supermarket fish […]

Italian cuisine

Italian Seafood Stew

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Italian Seafood Stew

Good fish stock is increasingly available at seafood and other specialty markets. Buy it in small containers and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Ingredients: 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 leek, white and light green portions, halved, washed and thinly sliced 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced […]

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Winter Strawberry Cake Recipe

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Winter Strawberry Cake Recipe

One of my friends, an avid Crossfitter who’s been on the paleo diet for around a year and a half, asked me to make her a strawberry cake for her birthday. I believe my exact response was, “Strawberry cake? In winter? Off season? No way!” To which she responded, “I eat white sugar three days […]

Main Courses

Thai Shrimp Soup

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Thai Shrimp Soup

In this recipe, we’re using lemongrass, an ancient Southeast Asian herb, two different ways. First, we’re smashing one of the stalks, and simmering it in the coconut milk broth to infuse the dish with flavour. We’re also thinly slicing another stalk and briefly sautéing it with other aromatics (garlic, ginger and scallion). This step brings […]

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Crispy Honey Glazed Ham

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Crispy Honey Glazed Ham

A great holiday ham glaze needs to have three things; a wonderful flavour, a gorgeous, shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room. I’m happy to report this easy to make glaze has all those things in abundance. This honey glaze will work on any size or style of ham, […]