Category Archives: Snacks – Savoury & Sweet

EVERY GRAIN OF RICE BY FUSHICA DUNLOP http://wp.me/p1EQwF-29U

Every Grain of Rice

Let’s be honest here. We cook to please not just to provide. Personally, that means foregoing something I fancy in favour of something that’s universally appealing. Like a spag bol for the family’s British taste instead of a soul-warming biryani

EVERY GRAIN OF RICE BY FUSHICA DUNLOP http://wp.me/p1EQwF-29U

Every Grain of Rice

Let’s be honest here. We cook to please not just to provide. Personally, that means foregoing something I fancy in favour of something that’s universally appealing. Like a spag bol for the family’s British taste instead of a soul-warming biryani

SPICE COOKIES
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Spice Cookies

It’s always a pleasure to discover a new favourite. I have a repertoire of bakes I make every year around this time – Sticky Gingerbread, Gingerbread Biscuits, Gingerbread Men, Date & Ginger Cake, Christmas Cake and Peanut Butter Cups. This year

SPICE COOKIES
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Spice Cookies

It’s always a pleasure to discover a new favourite. I have a repertoire of bakes I make every year around this time – Sticky Gingerbread, Gingerbread Biscuits, Gingerbread Men, Date & Ginger Cake, Christmas Cake and Peanut Butter Cups. This year

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Denia, Spain, Part Three

The coastal drive to Denia has enough U bends round the hills to command a driver’s attention and plenty of natural eye-candy landscape around to ease the worry of the passenger. Craggy hills on one side and the sea on

The Patterned Plate 56

Denia, Spain, Part Three

The coastal drive to Denia has enough U bends round the hills to command a driver’s attention and plenty of natural eye-candy landscape around to ease the worry of the passenger. Craggy hills on one side and the sea on

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Melting Moments for Tough Times

I made a huge batch of the most perfect lemon curd. The recipe it was intended for tanked spectacularly, a tragic mass of sliding fat and collapsing layers. I braved a second attempt but humidity and egg whites loathe each

The Patterned Plate Melting Moments_0064

Melting Moments for Tough Times

I made a huge batch of the most perfect lemon curd. The recipe it was intended for tanked spectacularly, a tragic mass of sliding fat and collapsing layers. I braved a second attempt but humidity and egg whites loathe each

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Cherry Pie

The best way to eat cherries? Fresh, straight out of the greengrocer’s brown bag. Preferably while sitting on a park bench, people watching. Wet wipes would be handy, but the stains are a small price to pay for such a

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Cherry Pie

The best way to eat cherries? Fresh, straight out of the greengrocer’s brown bag. Preferably while sitting on a park bench, people watching. Wet wipes would be handy, but the stains are a small price to pay for such a

The Patterned Plate Party

Tis time for a party…

Good friends are the seasoning of life. They make my day, even in just the small things. Pals in Doha are routine victims of my pathological forgetfulness; they laugh at me and I join in. My best friend in Abu

The Patterned Plate Party

Tis time for a party…

Good friends are the seasoning of life. They make my day, even in just the small things. Pals in Doha are routine victims of my pathological forgetfulness; they laugh at me and I join in. My best friend in Abu

COCONUT CHUTNEY & CHICKEN SANDWICH
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Chicken & Chutney Sandwiches

“This is a chutney?”, I thought in my head. I immediately distrusted this vinegar reeking, almost black, cubed-something bottle of what?? On my first UK visit, in the tiny kitchen of The Scotsman’s flat, the man himself assured me that

COCONUT CHUTNEY & CHICKEN SANDWICH
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Chicken & Chutney Sandwiches

“This is a chutney?”, I thought in my head. I immediately distrusted this vinegar reeking, almost black, cubed-something bottle of what?? On my first UK visit, in the tiny kitchen of The Scotsman’s flat, the man himself assured me that

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A Fanciful Birthday Tea Party

Take a kitchenware and crockery obsessed mother with a keen eye for detail, a beautiful birthday girl, a few willing pals (one, conveniently, a baker with a camera) and you get a pretty fabulous birthday tea party for a wee

Tea Party Table 04 The Patterned Plate

A Fanciful Birthday Tea Party

Take a kitchenware and crockery obsessed mother with a keen eye for detail, a beautiful birthday girl, a few willing pals (one, conveniently, a baker with a camera) and you get a pretty fabulous birthday tea party for a wee

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and ends with a party…

“This is what I want Mummy”, she declared one morning. A green paper with her wonky writing was shoved in my face. On it, was the criteria required for birthday party cake. It had to have flowers, birds, trees and

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and ends with a party…

“This is what I want Mummy”, she declared one morning. A green paper with her wonky writing was shoved in my face. On it, was the criteria required for birthday party cake. It had to have flowers, birds, trees and

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A Fine Peach Tart

This is the 12th attempt at writing this post. In the time between my last post and this one, I have just about dug myself out of an avalanche of uniforms, lunch boxes, traffic nightmares, homework, tantrums and potty training.

Peach Tart 11

A Fine Peach Tart

This is the 12th attempt at writing this post. In the time between my last post and this one, I have just about dug myself out of an avalanche of uniforms, lunch boxes, traffic nightmares, homework, tantrums and potty training.

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Javea, Moraira, Spain

Hello! It’s been a while. How are you? Three weeks in Spain and back for one. All the necessary post – holiday processes like unpacking, laundry, ironing, food shopping et al, are done, and designed to bring you back with

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Javea, Moraira, Spain

Hello! It’s been a while. How are you? Three weeks in Spain and back for one. All the necessary post – holiday processes like unpacking, laundry, ironing, food shopping et al, are done, and designed to bring you back with

CAULIFLOWER & CUMIN FRITTERS
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Cauliflower & Cumin Fritters

I admit it, I covet everything about Thanh’s beautiful blog Eat, Little Bird. If you have ever visited, you will see why. Charmed is the word that comes to mind. So without further ado, I’ll let Thanh do one of

CAULIFLOWER & CUMIN FRITTERS
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Cauliflower & Cumin Fritters

I admit it, I covet everything about Thanh’s beautiful blog Eat, Little Bird. If you have ever visited, you will see why. Charmed is the word that comes to mind. So without further ado, I’ll let Thanh do one of

LEON LEMON SQUARES
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An Interloper Interjects

As you read this, my family and I shall be basking under the Spanish sun, us adults drinking sangrias and munching on crispy chopitos while the kids frolic around. As idyllic as this is, I wouldn’t be quite at ease

LEON LEMON SQUARES
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An Interloper Interjects

As you read this, my family and I shall be basking under the Spanish sun, us adults drinking sangrias and munching on crispy chopitos while the kids frolic around. As idyllic as this is, I wouldn’t be quite at ease

CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO ICE CREAM
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Ice Cream Bar Lollies

Kitchenware shops seem to have a commanding pull on my person and my purse. I don’t really protest too much when my feet unconsciously direct me through their doors but The Scotsman would. At least, he would if he know

CHOCOLATE & PISTACHIO ICE CREAM
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Ice Cream Bar Lollies

Kitchenware shops seem to have a commanding pull on my person and my purse. I don’t really protest too much when my feet unconsciously direct me through their doors but The Scotsman would. At least, he would if he know

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A Bowlful of Rice

If you have a bowl of cold, cooked rice, you have much. In my book, there is no other food item that can present itself in as many satisfactory guises as rice does. The humble, willing workhorse of the food

Nasi Goreng 02

A Bowlful of Rice

If you have a bowl of cold, cooked rice, you have much. In my book, there is no other food item that can present itself in as many satisfactory guises as rice does. The humble, willing workhorse of the food

GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
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Sometimes, Instant is Good.

A quick post, for a quick biscuit. This one might not be new to you, but when has familiarity ever been an issue with a cookie? If you have a bottle of peanut butter, some sugar, an egg and a

GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
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Sometimes, Instant is Good.

A quick post, for a quick biscuit. This one might not be new to you, but when has familiarity ever been an issue with a cookie? If you have a bottle of peanut butter, some sugar, an egg and a