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Apricot and amaretti layered fool

Sometimes, once in a while, every few weeks, I like to push the boat out. Push the boat out and suggest something that isn’t ice cream for pudding. Adventurous I know. It’s summer, even if the weather is doing it’s best to pretend otherwise, and fruit is, quite literally, ripe for the picking. Apricots have…

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Pimm’s sorbet

“Is it that time already?” “I think it is” “It’s Pimm’s o’clock!” I have finally found my perfect summer pudding. It’s light, refreshing and a little boozy. It’s Pimms sorbet and frankly it’s amazing! Pimm’s goes with summer like strawberries go with cream and fish go with chips. Nothing gets you through sunny day like…

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Simple summer sorbet

I have a new toy… And boy am I excited! Super duper excited. After 15 years sitting broken in our kitchen we have finally replaced our ice cream machine!! As a child I loved our ice cream machine and the creamy, delicious, speckled pink strawberry ice cream my mother would make for us day after…

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BBQ time – Butternut squash, broccoli and quinoa salad

I can’t pretend I decided to make this quinoa salad for it’s health benefits. However brilliant it’s gluten free, protein packed, calcium crammed credentials are it wasn’t them that sold it to me -it was its name. Quinoa- now that is a funny word! How can you not say it and chuckle?! Spill it and…

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BBQ time – Summer hummus

Rain rain go away, come again another day… Preferably when we haven’t planned a BBQ… So things don’t always go to plan. With the benefit of hindsight organising a BBQ at the end of May in England a month in advance was pushing it- but oh well- it could have been a sunny evening! It…