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Tessa Leonie
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Bisetti Himalayan Salt Cooking Stone Review
Himalayan pink salt makes a lovely table salt, I've even seen some hippy lamps made with the stuff. But I hadn't seen it used as a cooking stone before. So off course I had to have one when I came across this one from Bisetti.  According to the instructions...

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Dutch Jamie Mag 25th Issue and The Role of Foodie Mags
The Dutch version of the Jamie mag is celebrating its 25th issue this month. Which is a fantastic accomplishment in a market that is not just over-saturated on the magazine front but a market that is also competing with the behemoth that is the foodie web. ...

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In The Jar Basil Mayo
Making mayo with a stick blender might be considered a bit of a cheat. But it does make life a whole lot easier and it also allows you to make your mayo straight in the jar, sparing the dishwasher. Making your own also allows you to have fun with the flavou...

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Grow Your Own Individual Cress Portions
Cress, or micro greens if you're being fancy, are a great way to spice up a sandwich or salad. From the traditional egg and cress or my new favourite of rocket cress on a cheese sandwich, cress can pack a real punch. On top of that micro greens are terribly...

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Emmer Flour Pancakes With Brie
Ancient grains are everywhere now. There is even a shortage of spelt flour threatening the supply. Emmer, or farro, is another ancient grain that is gaining popularity. And while it is often a bit tricky to make breads with these flours because of their low...

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Crystallized Violets
Chances are that you bought some violets to have some flowers in early spring. Violets are real troopers and will still be flowering abundantly. Because by now they will have had several waves of flower, the flowers will now be completely free of pesticides...

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A Shot of Ice and Fire
To celebrate the imminent return of the HBO series Game of Thrones It gets cold on the wall. While the Lord Commander and the other high born stay in Castle Black and drink the imported Arbor golds and Dornish reds, we watchers on the wall get our ale ratio...

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Apple Pie
Every country that grows apples has some variety of apple pie. The French make a mean tarte tatin, the English love a good apple crumble, German speaking countries indulge in lovely strudel. So when ET suggested I bake an apple pie for my spotlight on the h...

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Mega Lily Lives!
The Cardiocrinum Giganteum I got last year survived the winter. Now these can take a lot of cold and the winter was very mild, but it was wet. I protected  it a bit my putting a upturned pot over it to keep some of the direct rain off. Now it looks like the...

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Homemade Ginger Ale
After my sudden appreciation for bitter orange, I've had yet another taste shift. I never cared particularly for the taste of ginger. I didn't mind it doing its thing in the background in a stirfry but stem ginger or ginger sweets never did anything for me....
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