Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Loaf

Sorry to those that have seen this post before. I have had to re-post it as it disappeared after some work done on the blog this week :) Things That Taryn Does Not Do Since Going Back to Work Full Time: Spend all day every day planning, cooking, soci
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Simple Vegetable Sides – Steamed Broccolini with Almonds

This week I am starting a new series on simple vegetable sides. In this series I’ve got some simple vegetable based side dishes, which are easy to put together and can be served alongside some meat and carby components (if you wish) to make a delicio
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Homemade Food Gifts for Christmas

Do you give homemade food gifts at Christmas time? I always make chocolate truffles but usually some other homemade gifts appear as well. This year, as we are travelling for Christmas, additional home made gifts won’t be possible. It’s go
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Roast Pumpkin Salad with Feta and Spinach

I am the eldest of three kids and my brother and sister and I are all quite close in age. We aren’t exactly children anymore (ummm, I’m turning 29 in a little over a month) but even in our twenties, there are still some Christmas family traditi
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Christmas Truffles and Barks

I only make truffles and barks at Christmas time. I guess it’s a way of keeping them special, as well as ensuring I do not eat bucket loads of them. I have made them for probably the last 5 years or so now. Some I do every year, but I also love comin
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Cooking From My Cook Books – Jamie Oliver’s Mandarin and Orange Fruit Salad with Vanilla Syrup

I have a lot of Jamie Oliver cook books and they are all with me in Singapore. I knew that I wanted to cook one of Jamie’s recipes for my cooking with my cook book series, but couldn’t decide what to make. I was looking for something light, that wasn
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Almond Pesto Pasta

Today is Remembrance Day (aka Armistice Day) and the 95th anniversary of the armistice, which ended World War One. It’s easy to get caught up in life, so for me, today is an important reminder to acknowledge and to remember not only the fallen, but t
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Wholemeal Savoury Muffins with Rosemary, Rocket and Pine Nuts

We have lived in Singapore for almost 10 months now so I thought it would be a good time to talk about some things that I don’t think I will ever get used to about living here. I’ve left out the obvious stuff like being away from friends and fa
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Cooking From My Cook Books – George Calombaris’ Middle Eastern Rice with Nuts

This week in my cooking from my cook books series, I will be making Middle Eastern rice from George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan’s cook book called Your Place or Mine? I’m pretty sure this cook book came out just after the initial success of the first
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