Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chocolate Éclairs

chocolate éclairs

I have a weakness when it comes to patisserie, I always had. Even now that I’ve drastically reduced my consumption of cakes, pastries, biscuits and even chocolate, I still do like to eat them as a treat every now and then. I enjoy baking them just as much, and when I bake at home, I feel much more in control of the quality of the ingredients I use. It may not make the end baked-goods less calorific, but I’m sure it will be less processed than many super-market bought products, and dare I say more delicious.  Continue reading

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Spicy Moroccan carrot salad

Spicy Moroccan salad

You know when out of good-will and the determination to eat more vegetables, you cram your fridge drawer with seasonal veg, dreaming of the colourful concoctions you will create. A few days later that drive is slightly plummeted by mild laziness and the fact that your kids will start picking all the goodness out of their plates, pulling up faces like as if you want to torture them with it. Truthfully, it’s not very exciting chewing on a carrot stick when your tummy is rumbling, while hoping you’d find a more tempting treat lurking around the fridge. But no! All vegetables! Having found a neglected half a bag of carrots today, I was determined to make something exciting out of it. 

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Broad beans and dill rice with baked salmon.

Life… How should I put it? Mmh, an eventful journey to the unknown…

Dill broad bean rice with salmon

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean it in a bad way, but in this life events happen that knock you off your feet for a while, well for a long while. Being the impatient human beings as we are, when you’re stuck in a traumatic period of 3 or 4 weeks, it’s hard to see beyond it. If you’re one of the fortunate ones that are able to get outside that bubble and look beyond, you’ll soon realise that 4 weeks only form a minor part of a life-long journey of adventures, achievements and more importantly happiness. You never know maybe one day you’ll realise that those 4 weeks in your life were exactly what you needed to be triumphant; you’ll lift up your head high and be thankful for having gone through that test. Frankly, how would you know where you stand if you’re not shaken once in a while?
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