Quick, easy, moist banana cake recipe

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I hate food waste. I buy healthy groceries with good intentions, but the fruit and vegetables are always on the turn before the next load of shopping arrives to replace them. Limp vegetables become soup. I seldom consult a recipe book for Leftovers Soup – … [read more]

How to have a healthy heart

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Issues of the heart Hearts are on my mind this month, and not because of Valentine’s Day. National Heart Month is a cause close to my, um, heart. Thing Two was born with a VSD – a hole in his heart – which I’ve written … [read more]

Succulent double salmon fish cakes

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The challenge of family cooking My kids are like chalk and cheese, in that one will like chalk and the other will like cheese. One likes art, the other science. One wants his eggs fried, the other scrambled. Marmite? Yup, you guessed it. Finding food … [read more]

Halloween-o-Peppers

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I’ve never been a fan of edible art. Experimenting with new tastes is one of life’s great pleasures, but my personal belief is that food is for eating, not decorating. Also, Mum always told me not to play with my food. I know the argument put … [read more]

Basic bread baking: what you knead to know

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As the evenings draw in, I’m seeking out the kind of ‘hygge‘ food you can serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon: stews, soups and casseroles. The kind of food that makes you sink a little deeper into your chair and warms you … [read more]