FALL GIVEAWAY – NOW CLOSED :)

giveaway Happy Saturday lovelies! I hope you’re all having a relaxing day off, doing whatever it is that makes you happy. I have a friend visiting at the moment, so I’ve been playing tour guide a little bit, and also enjoying a lot of meals out. If you guys read my last post here, then you probably know I’m sans camera at the moment. I’ll hopefully be back to regular posts Monday/Tuesday, but until then, I have a little giveaway for you! GIVEAWAY TIME! I love you guys. Even though I’ve been away all summer, my readership ... Read More





        

SIMPLE QUINCE COMPOTE – 3/1 SEASONAL CHALLENGE RECIPE

ef-6 This might be a bit of a stretch as a dinner recipe, but it’s one I really wanted to make, and it fits the spirit of dinner parties over the holiday season.  When we entertain guests for drinks and nibbles, a cheese platter—more often than not—is involved.  I usually buy jams and chutneys to go with whatever cheeses I’m serving, but cooking with quince over the past couple of weeks made me want to attempt making something on my own. Now, I don’t know what your homes look like in the hours before you hav ... Read More





        

QUINCE, RADICCHIO AND CITRUS SALAD 3/1 SEASONAL CHALLENGE RECIPE

ef-1 When I started researching quince for this challenge, I realized that every single recipe I came across involved poaching the fruit in some shape or form.  Because I love simplifying things in the kitchen, so I used a poaching liquid that would work well for all of the recipes I had in mind, this one included. The holiday season is upon us, and I’m sure you’re all as busy as I am (if not more so) getting festive meals on the table, entertaining guests, and generally trying to maintain composure while your kitche ... Read More





        

SPICED QUINCE BREAKFAST CAKES – 3/1 SEASONAL CHALLENGE RECIPE

quince-1 I originally wanted to make a quince parfait or quince with granola for the breakfast part of this challenge. I was really excited about it, but when I told Roly that’s what I’d be making, he said I’d already done that and I needed to step out of my comfort zone a little bit, because that’s what doing the 3/1 Seasonal Challenge is all about. I listened to his advice and devised these breakfast cakes instead (who doesn’t like cake for breakfast?) which are just the right amount of sweet without being cloying, and ... Read More





        

BAKED APPLES WITH BLACKBERRIES AND CRUMBLE (GF)

baked apples-3 The weather has finally (finally!) cooled down, and there’s now a nice crisp breeze at pretty much any time of day. We’ve been keeping all of the windows open in the apartment, and the air conditioning has been switched off for the year. Those of you who live in hot climates probably know what I’m talking about—that moment when the weather changes and it goes from being just-too-hot to pretty darn perfect. I made these baked apples the other day out of things that I had lying around the kitchen; I’ve been tryin ... Read More





        
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