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What do get when you combine creamy cashew butter, tiny pearls of puffed quinoa and heady, exotic cardamom? The most delicious two-bite biscuit this side of a bakery. Sweetened with date syrup – and containing no grains whatsoever – if you have a food processor you can be eating these in less than 20 minutes. No …

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Despite living in Britain for over 25 years I have not quite adopted the local Christmas custom of whipping up batches of mince pies. All of that rolling and stamping out dough makes me want to break out in a not very festive sweat. But plenty of people do, so these small fruity hand pies are at absolutely …

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This time of year – despite the falling temperatures and falling leaves – is a favourite time for me as a homecook, and glutton. And figs are one reason why. Beautiful, black bursa figs – with their soft, edible dusky-leather jackets, and their tiny crunchy seeds – are my favourite fruit of autumn. I know …

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Apologies for non-UK readers. I’m going to gush a bit about something you won’t have seen. Recipe below! Plus SPOILER ALERT!! ‘I’m never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never gonna say “I can’t do it”. I’m never gonna say “maybe”. I’m never gonna say “I don’t think I can”. I can and I …

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I am a bit behind this week in my posting. This should have appeared yesterday but I had an unexpected – and very happy – experience on Wednesday that has thrown me off course a bit. You will hear/read much more about it later in the year but, in case you didn’t catch my Instagram …

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Growing up in Florida there wasn’t much opportunity for blackberry picking – too warm you see. Even in cooler Tennessee, where I was born and where my grandparents lived, I never managed to head up to the tree-covered hills just over the road – hills no doubt smothered with wild berries and mushrooms during the …

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I am surrounded by suitcases, scattered clothes, and the sense that I am forgetting something vital. It can only be one thing, of course: the hell that is packing. I hate it with a passion veering on angina. Seriously. Summer clothes that I have had for years suddenly become invisible; dainty peep-toes and sandals vanish; nothing …

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The first, slender shocking-pink stalks of January’s forced rhubarb have come and gone. And at quite a ticket. Did you take home a paltry bundle at exorbitant price like I did? If so, did you roast it to enjoy with slices of blood orange, or poach it gently under foil? Did you pair it with apples under …

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Do you favour a light, open-textured, easily-cut chocolate cake? One that is three tiers of ganache-filled indulgence? Well, you may as well just come back next week as this cake is none of these. If however the chocolate cake of your dreams is slightly ugly, cracked on top and is really rather unruly then, well, …

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I’m a bit of a sneaky so and so. Although I am telling you what is in this cake – I’m a stickler for accurate titles – often when I am feeding my cancer nutrition groups I make them guess what is the ‘special ingredient’. After they have taken a bite. I suppose I should add …

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