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DIY Slow Cooker Corned Beef

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 DIY Slow Cooker Corned Beef

If you like corned beef, don’t buy the tinned stuff.  Make this instead. DIY. It’s easy, versatile and economical. Your prep work will be done in 10 minutes and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

Read the list of ingredients on a tin of corned beef sometime and you’ll see what I mean – only 44% beef in some generic brands, beef hearts in branded products and other stuff I won’t even mention. 

Not the way I roll, and you don’t need to either.

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Cosmopolitan cocktail

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Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan cocktail has been around since the early 1900s, but was made famous by the 1990s television program Sex and the City.

It’s origin is unclear, but a very similar recipe was published in 1934, in Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars 1903-1933. Read more

Negroni Cocktail

Negroni Cocktail

Negroni Cocktail

With only three ingredients, the Negroni cocktail isn’t just a classic aperitif, it’s a breeze to make!

The most widely reported account of the Negroni cocktail’s origins is that it was invented in Florence, Italy in 1919, at Caffè Casoni.
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Americano Cocktail

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Americano Cocktail

The Americano Cocktail was invented by Gaspare Campari and first served in his bar, Caffè Campari, in the 1860s. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of the origin of its ingredients.    Read more

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Fernand Petiot invented the Bloody Mary cocktail in 1921, when he was working in Paris’ New York Bar. The New York Bar later became Harry’s New York Bar, a frequent Paris hangout for Ernest Hemingway and other American expatriates.   Read more

The Smoothie Collection – favourite smoothies from around the web

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5 steps to make a perfect smoothie

Blend up a smoothie – an easy and delicious way to boost your daily fruit and vegetable intake in 5 minutes.

Simply:

  • Pour a liquid base like milk, plain or fruit yoghurt, fruit juice, coconut milk, coconut water or almond milk into a blender.
  • Top with your favourite fruit and/or vegetables.
  • Add a little honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla essence or sweetener of your choice (if needed)
  • Drop in a few ice cubes or some crushed ice and
  • Blend until smooth.

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Tuna Casserole

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Tuna Casserole

Prep:  10 min | Cook: 25 min | Serves: 4

Take a can of  tuna in springwater,  drain and mix  with al dente macaroni, a can of cream of mushroom soup and frozen peas, top with grated cheese and bake to perfection.

Serve with salad, garlic bread etc.

I make this far too often. It’s a weeknight legend.

 

Grapefruit Margarita

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Grapefruit Margarita

Welcome to time!  Friday’s rolled round again and tonight’s cocktail is a Grapefruit Margarita – one of the many variations on the basic Margarita mix of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Read more

Mojito

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Mojito

Happy Friday peeps! Tonight’s cocktail is a mojito.

The mojito is one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails.   Invented in the late 1500s by one of Francis Drake’s pirate associates, the original concoction was named “El Draque” after  Drake.  Its name comes from the African word “mojo“, which means “to place a little spell“. Read more

Grasshopper Cocktail

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Grasshopper

A Grasshopper is a sweet, minty after-dinner drink believed to have been invented in the 1920s by Philip Guichet, the owner of New Orleans bar Tujague, during a cocktail competition. Read more

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