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Through the eyes of a 7 year-old: Puerto Rico

This post is written by seven-year old Charlotte, daughter of close friends of ours who wanted to contribute to the blog by writing about her recent trip to Puerto Rico. Hi, my name is Charlotte.  I know Miss Mardi because she and Mr. Neil are friends of my parents and that’s how I became friends […]

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California walnuts

Butternut squash and walnut pasta sauce Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into small cubes (about 2 inches) 3/4 cup water handful fresh chopped parsley 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped plus extra for garnish 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan plus additional for sprinkling Directions: Cook onion […]

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Les petits chefs – Food Revolution Week 2

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Chow Mein Ingredients • a thumb-sized piece of fresh root ginger • 2 cloves of garlic • ½–1 fresh red chilli, to your taste (we used a whole banana pepper and half a small jalapeno pepper) • 1 large skinless chicken breast, preferably free-range or organic • sea salt and freshly ground […]

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Mactweets: A celebration

This month’s MacTweets theme was simply that of celebration.  There is so much to celebrate in April that it was left open to interpretation.  Now of course, when I think “celebration”, I think “champagne” and it got me Googling as to how on earth I could make a champagne macaron.  At this point in my […]

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Glimpses from a long weekend

Yup, it definitely feels like Spring has sprung!  We had apéritifs and TWO meals outdoors over Easter.  Here’s a few glimpses of our long weekend… Mini eggs were eaten… Champagne was consumed… And wine… We ate by candlelight… Ate some cheese… And ate dessert for breakfast… Along with freshly baked cinnamon buns… We made pasta […]

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