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Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the "slab pie" approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free - a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift.

Making Christmas mince pies is a lot easier using the “slab pie” approach. Easy, vegan and gluten-free – a perfect treat to serve or give as a homemade gift. Oh, and an “everyday”, lower sugar tweak is given too.  Christmas isn’t Christmas without mince pies. At least in the UK. Dating back to at least the 13th century these …

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I don’t know about you, but my spice cupboard{s} runneth over. Like the hall closet we had growing up, when I open the doors to my spice stash something inevitably jumps out. But now, instead of a balled up and rarely used coat falling at my feet, a bottle or jar finds itself in something I …

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After my wee panic about lack of preparations for our family Christmas, I am pleased to report that I have tackled most of the food shopping. I have even made a modest stab on the food making front, too. Presents aren’t wrapped but I do have a few dishes tucked into the freezer. So, now …

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Today I have put together three recipes that you can give as gifts and/or keep for your Hanukkah or post-Christmas table. All three are extremely easy to prepare, possibly even at the same time. The mustard seeds  need an overnight soak but otherwise this trio of condiments is straightforward. They also require a minimum of …

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