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florentine quiche

Florentine quiche

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On March 25, 2014 2 Comments

Is quiche not the perfect, universal crowd pleaser? It seems whenever I make it for a gathering it’s Hoovered up way before everything else. I think it satisfies… Read More »

chicken pie

Chicken & mushroom pie

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On January 22, 2014 4 Comments

I’m making friends again, in that mode where making connections feels all important. I did it when pregnant with my first son. With my second, born just  two… Read More »

beef bourg pie

My slow cooker beef bourguignon pie

In Beef, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 13, 2013 2 Comments

Now I know this sounds like a lot of ingredients and possibly therefore hard work, but I promise you it’s not. It’s the dish that really gives back…. Read More »

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Cranberry & raspberry traybake

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry On December 1, 2013 0 Comments

I discovered Superjam recently – it’s a jam with no added sugar that still tastes delicious. I have weaned my sons off regular jam and onto the good… Read More »

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Mince pies with crumble tops

In Christmas, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 1, 2013 3 Comments

I do love a mince pie but it hasn’t always been this way. For years I’d smile sweetly when offered one, decline and then, like some stereotypical English… Read More »

cinnamon cream cheese apple pie

Double crust cinnamon cream cheese apple pie

In Cakes and Bakes, Pastry On November 6, 2013 10 Comments

Yeah, I know it’s a complete and total mouthful. Sorry. I just had to get all the information in. It’s a bad habit of mine. When I recount… Read More »

pork and apple samosas

Pork & apple samsosas

In Beef, Pastry, Pork, Snacks On October 8, 2013 2 Comments

Do you have a best friend? I hate the very label. I went to a school where every girl had to have a best friend. The class was… Read More »

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Pears baked in cinnamon brushed pastry

In Pastry, Puddings, Veggie On September 24, 2013 4 Comments

Are baked pears an acceptable pudding? Or are they too healthy and hence not a treat? I rarely hanker after a nice slice of pear after supper. But… Read More »

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Toffee apple meringue tart

In Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Toffee apples aren’t my thing. The toffee bit is great, it’s just the apple is a disappointment. So often too soft, crunchless and horror or all horrors, sometimes… Read More »

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Blackberry and hazelnut cookie crumble pie with a pastry crust

In Cakes and Bakes, Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

This is a terribly greedy pudding. It’s not content with being a pastry tart, it’s gone one better and added a blackberry custard filling. Then it threw caution… Read More »