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Charlene Flash (Food Glorious Food)
Home of Modern, Accessible and Vibrant Jamaican Family Cooking.
Home of Modern, Accessible and Vibrant Jamaican Family Cooking.

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Buyer's Guide to Olive Oil
Olive oil has gone from a rarely known product in the UK (I'm thinking 1970's) to the must have product from chefs and keen food enthusiastic. I'm such a convert and will regularly use extra-olive oil with balsamic vinegar as a dipping condiment. There is w...

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Peanut Butter Squares
I fancied a sweet treat and with a jar of peanut butter needing to be used, I drew up several ideas for sweet treats. Peanut butter cake, peanut butter blondies, peanut butter and jelly, peanut and banana sandwich; the list was endless. But, I decided that ...

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Elvis Presley Fried Peanut - Butter and Banana Sandwich
I love trashy food: peanut butter and jelly, vol au vants, cheese and pineapple sticks and my favourite of all: Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, made popular by the king of rock, Elvis Presely. I'm no stranger to this combination of peanut butter and bana...

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Cauliflower, Pumpkin and Bean soup
A hearty and soothing bowl of goodness. This really is the season for comforting bowl of soup, one which i'm enjoying. This recipe hails from my BBC Good Food: More Low Fat Feasts  and I suggest you make a large batch and pop half in the freezer. If you don...

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Smashed Avocado & Crab Bruschetta
I vividly  remember  having a similar lunch, an avocado and crab sandwich on Jamaican hard ouch bread, whilst on holiday to Jamaica a few years ago at my aunties home. It's amazing the tropical delights you can rustle up for a quick lunch when you are resid...

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Persian Salad of Tomato, Pomegranate and Cucumber
Not exactly seasonal, but my local food market sells all sorts of fruits and vegetables even during the Winter months. This salad screams Summer to me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it a couple weeks back. So much so, that I've eaten it a couple of times this mo...

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Sally Lunn French Toast
I visited Bath  last year as I was on a mission to visit new cities in the UK. I discovered the infamous Sally Lunn, the infamous original Bath Bun located in one of the oldest houses in Bath, was a joy. I brought a few Sally Lunn buns to take home with me ...

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Spinach and Coconut Dal
I only discovered the diversity of lentils Spring last year. Having only tried lentils once before, in a soup dish, around 15 years ago which I dismissed as bland and dull, I promptly vowed never to try this again. This was until I began to make a number of...

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Warming Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup
Happy New Year. I've been eating a lot more soup recently. Not because I'm on some sort of weird health quick or diet plan, but this time of year, the cold winter months produce some of the best vegetables which are sublimely delicious in a soup. A steaming...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my lovely readers of my blog. Hope to see you next year with more scrumptious cookbook reviews, restaurant openings and travel destinations. xxx
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