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10 Minute Chocolates: Cheater’s Florentines and coconut ginger almond bark

10 Minute Chocolates: Cheater’s Florentines and coconut ginger almond bark

In my humble opinion, dark chocolate is perfect just as it is. But, just for arguement’s sake, let’s say you’ve suddenly remembered that you promised to host the bookclub this week and everyone is coming round in half an hour. How could you possibly get something ready for snacking on AND get yourself looking sweet AND do a last minute hoover-round? Sounds like a usual scenario, no? Fear not! Well, if you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Vegetarian

What is a Woodapple?

What is a Woodapple?

The first time I heard the term ‘woodapple’ was when I was on a trip to Sri Lanka. My imagination had lots of fun with what a woodapple could possible look like and although I had the opportunity to have woodapple juice and woodapple shakes it seemed that I was going to traverse the entire island nation before I’d ever got a chance to see the original fruit. I’d just about given up when we … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Sri Lankan

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Chaiday

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Chaiday

I’m never quite sure about posting a recipe for masala chai because you really can’t go wrong as long as it comes out to your taste. Who needs a recipe, right? Well, maybe you love the taste of masala chai but you’ve never considered making it yourself, or maybe you’ve only ever had the opportunity to have chai in a coffeeshop chain and are interested in what the original would taste like. And since I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Indian

Carrot Cake Sandwich

Carrot Cake Sandwich

Newsflash: YOU can have CAKE for LUNCH!!! Is it just a New Zealand thing or do all cafes around the world have carrot cake? We have lots of amazing cake in our cafes here, but you can always rely on the ol’ standby if you’re not in the mood for anything exotic. I love it. Plus you can try to pretend you are choosing something healthy since there are actually vegetables in there (awkward smile). On one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Child-friendly, Drinks and Snacks, New Zealand, Vegetarian