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Delicious monkey bread Dine in

I don’t know why this bread is called Monkey Bread, if someone can enlighten me that would be great! This recipe was on strong rotation when I was growing up and Mum would often make a batch or two when we had people coming over for dinner. My cousin Amy was particularly fond of it and Mum still makes it for Amy when she visits! We had a couple of friends over for afternoon tea and I had a giant bunch of parsley in the fridge, so I decided to make Monkey Bread for the first time (on my own!...

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Carrot cake Dine in

I had 3 sad carrots lost in my fridge drawer so instead of making soup I turned them into a delicious carrot cake. I made this recipe regularly when I lived in France as my host dad loved to have a slice (sans icing) for breakfast every morning which he dunked in his bowl of coffee. I haven’t made this recipe for years and I have no idea why  (original post) – moist, slightly spiced cake spotted with crunchy nuts and covered in cream cheese icing, what’s not to love? I also owed a friend some baked goods after being on...

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Chimichurri sauce Dine in

Chimichurri sauce is a flavour filled South American dressing that goes well with grilled meats aaaand pretty much anything else. Eggs, avocado, slow cooked chickpeas or beans, steamed vegetables, fish, baked potato and sour cream… the list goes on. This sauce is a perfect blend of sour, salty and spicy rounded out with parsley to finish. This recipe makes quite a lot but it keeps well in the fridge. It’s an easy way to spice up your dinner, you’ll be glad you have extra! Ingredients 2 cups Italian parsley leaves and stalks 4 garlic cloves 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves (or...

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Old fashioned sponge pudding Dine in

I lived in France for a year between school and university. Food was important to me, even then, so I bought this blank journal in Italy specifically so I could ask my host mother to write her recipes down. I will post Isabelle’s crepe recipe another day. My parents brought my then 82 year old Grandma to France to visit so I asked Grandma if she could write in the book too. I am so glad I did because her beautiful handwriting is preserved and I can continue to cook her recipes for years to come. This recipe is a...

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Waffles for breakfast Dine in

I bought my waffle maker for $1 from a garage sale about 8 years ago. It has travelled with me and made many batches of delicious waffles. I think that waffles have a reputation for being hard to make, but they aren’t any different to making a batch of pancakes. I keep the cooked waffles warm in a low oven until I’m ready to place a pile on the table, with Canadian maple syrup and bacon. Ingredients 3/4 cup flour 1/4 cup cornflour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup buttermilk (or milk soured...

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