Tag Archives: confectionery

Walnut powered nostalgia pie

Surely you remember my massive sack o’ nuts that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, and surely you’re wondering what happened to it! A kilo and a half of walnuts is no small quantity of food to get … Continue reading

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The joys of home-grown food for us pale city dwellers

Home-grown food is the best ever. It’s fresh, it tastes like love and attention went into growing it, and, equally important, it’s usually free. Unfortunately, I don’t have a garden to grow food in. I live in the West End … Continue reading

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The new rock ‘n’ roll: amaretti that aren’t necessarily amari

Last August I spent a few weeks in Italy. “Christ Dittatrice, you’re always in Italy, do you never go on holiday anywhere else?” No, not really. But Italy’s lots of fun so it’s not a problem, really. At one point … Continue reading

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What’s in the apple and raisin muffins?

Now that uni has finished for a few months, I’m looking for a job. And preferably a nice job. If I’m going to sacrifice three months of unlimited freedom that I could be spending somewhere down in Italy on a … Continue reading

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My hobbies are knitting, collecting stamps and staying in.

The type of hobbies that people have in any country is much dependent on the climate of that country. We can describe this with the simple rule that warm, pleasant climates allow people to go outside and do fun things … Continue reading

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