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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

Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes – 44 ideas for fillings

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Vegetarian Loaded Baked Potatoes

44 easy ways to feed a family!  Make your loaded potatoes as gourmet or family friendly as you like.  Or set up a vegetarian baked potato bar – set out your choice of fillings while the potatoes are baking and let everyone top their own potato. Read more

Roast Potatoes,Tomatoes and Onion with Rosemary

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Roast potatoes, tomatoes and onion with rosemary

Yep – another potato dish.  I can’t help myself!  This one’s a better-for-you version of traditional roast potatoes.  Top with fried free-range  eggs to make it a meal, or use as is for a side.   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.


  • 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


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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

Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

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Broccoli and cheese quiche

Use a frozen flan case and cut prep time down to 10 minutes.  Serve with a salad and garlic bread for an easy after-work dinner. Read more

Grasshopper Cocktail

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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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Dust off your vintage cocktail glasses people  – today’s cocktail is a classic Daiquiri.

History buffs will be interested to know that the basic recipe for a Daiquirí is similar to the grog British sailors drank aboard ship from the 1740s onwards.  200 years later, Daiquiris became the tipple of choice for Ernest Hemingway, who whiled away so much time drinking them he has one named after him. Read more

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