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The Kings of Ham and Cheese

Ham and cheese are a winning combination. And when the ham is Prosciutto de Parma and the cheese Parmigiano Reggiano the combination is sublime, Mary Curry explains A light lunch of ham and cheese The traffic had been heavy and Andrea was running late, she had popped round with some shopping and had apologised for […]

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Lizi’s Super Muesli

‘Have you burnt something’ asked a young voice from next door’s garden. There was nothing for it, I had to confess, yes I had. I had been making granola, put it in the oven, came upstairs to the computer, and had completely forgotten about the oven until the smell not only reached me but next […]

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Podberry Crunchy Pea Snacks

I have to confess that when a colleague said ‘try some of these freeze dried peas, they’re nice and crunchy’ I was not entirely convinced. Fresh peas, tinned peas, mushy peas, frozen peas I can cope with, and enjoy. But ‘freeze dried’? I am ashamed to say I advanced on the proffered bowl cautiously. The […]

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Upton’s Naturals – Jackfruit

Jackfruit trees Left to its own devices, in ideal tropical growing conditions, a jackfruit tree can grow to a height of some 24m.  It also produces the largest tree fruit in the world, each jackfruit weighing in at an average of five kilos with many of them well over an astonishing 45kilos. Each tree is […]

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Magija Chocolate Dessert Bar

Whilst not liking dense, rich, dark chocolate cakes or desserts I have to confess to really enjoying an after supper chocolate – or two – preferably dark chocolate please. I also have fondness, following a week’s vacation a few years back, for the Baltic state of Lithuania. Magija means magic So, on hearing that there […]

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Niederegger Marzipan

I stopped making a Christmas cake several years back – just too sweet, but I did miss the marzipan topping. Marzipan is my idea of heaven – I love the texture, and the almond flavour – heaven indeed. I have been known to make my own – it’s easy enough. But then Niederegger marzipan came […]