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Ajo Blanco – Spanish Chilled Almond Soup

I have wanted to make Spanish Almond Soup for the longest time. It perfectly suits the steamy weather we are having and my current ‘no cook’ philosophy. The nearest you will come to heat is boiling the kettle. Finally, the stars aligned and I was able to buy some good quality almonds to use in… >> Read more

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Filed in: 3. Soups, Salads, Snacks

Prune & Amaretto Coffee Cake

I have this ‘just in case, rainy day’ mentality for some of my pantry items that’s not really necessary in this ‘online, open 24 hours, available everywhere’ world, but I can’t seem to shrug it off. In recent weeks I have been making a concerted effort to use some of my many premium products. By premium… >> Read more

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Filed in: 5. Baking

Friendship Is…..

That saucy minx, Rio….having Tapas & Cocktails with your BFF on a Wednesday at lunch time.  Why is she my BFF? We share a taste for the finer things in life including Duran Duran, the song ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’, cats, tequila, gossiping and delicious Spanish morsels.  In fact, I met my BFF at school… >> Read more

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Macarons MkII – St Emilion

In August I wrote a post about those delightfully crunchy and light as air confections known as Macarons.  They are very in vogue at the moment (always in vogue in Paris), ticking all the boxes in the current craze for Afternoon and High Tea.  Sweet, light and in an amazing array of delicate pastel shades… >> Read more

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