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    Allow Yourself to Be an Amateur

    In this world of success, and experts… of people looking for their big break, of five steps to stardom and instant celebrity… of Pinterest perfection and Instagram insanity… amateur is a dirty word. We all want to go pro. To prove our expertise. And in […]

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    Strawberry Spirals

    Whisking fresh strawberry gelato, the whirring beaters twirl, turning ice crystals to smoothness. Round and round, spiralling. The taste of perfumed sweetness in my mouth. These fruits of love have been with me a lifetime. Since toddling days, when I had a reputation as being […]

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    Revolutionary Eating

    There are THINGS in my kitchen. Things I am not sure about cooking with… or even pronouncing for that matter. That I am having to learn how to use: Teff flour. Xanthan gum. Xylitol. Quinoa flakes. Stevia. Tapioca flour. And those little seeds that soak […]

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  • Those infamous words: let’s make a gingerbread house

    We are totally addicted to Masterchef in this house – a TV cooking show where the contestants are pushed to the limits of endurance, before having their dishes picked apart by the odd couple of Michel Roux Jr, and Fat-Boy-who-the-fuck-is-he-anyway-Greg-Wallace. But I always say, that […]

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  • Pin-tastic creative ideas

    Welcome to the July 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family CreationsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared crafts, recipes, and philosophies of creativity. Please read […]

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  • Taste a memory

    Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the KitchenThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and […]

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  • Blackberry jammin’

    There is something so precious about blackberries and their sheer abundance. They are truly wild, free and seasonal. I savour the timeless joy of walking slowly along our precious inheritance – the mixed hedgerow – and popping sweet berries into my mouth by the handful. Heading out […]

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  • Happy days

    Today didn’t start out promisingly. Boy with temperature home from school, girl with the ever-lasting screaming whinges, baby with lentils all over the floor, house a tip… But then I created some divine coconut kisses… recipe on Queen of Puddings…how I love creative cooking… and […]

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  • Something for the weekend

    Banana Loaf Cake From my cookery blog, The Queen of Puddings A homely cake which fills the house with a wonderful cakey fug which seductively lets everyone who enters know that you are truly a domestic goddess. A crisp crust and moist springy sponge. Kids […]

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  • Craft-Tea Christmas Celebrations

    Welcome to the December Carnival of Natural Parenting: Let’s Talk TraditionsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other […]

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