Basic Muffin Recipe with Muffin Combinations



I love muffins. So easy and so satisfying. The perfect snack. And so many variations. I like easy recipes where you can change the flavours and have an entirely new invention.

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Salted Caramel Pear & Gingerbread Tart : The Spicebox Organics Challenge Part 3


Caramel Sauce Pear tart

Would you look at this beauty?!! I feel like I’ve outdone myself with this glory!  wipes brow, takes a bow, adjusts halo, walks off to applause

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Ricotta Ice Cream with Sea Salt & Salted Caramel

Sea Salt Ice cream


It’s 9:30am, and it’s my first day of freedom – no child (off to his dad’s for the summer) and no job for 10 days. I can do anything I want! HURRAH!  I made ice-cream. Because I’m a grown up. And I can eat ice-cream whenever I want. Especially if there’s no small child around…

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Chocolate Coconut Cake or How to Use Up Those Easter Eggs

Chocolate Coconut Cake 

Or How To Use Up Those Easter Eggs

My son’s eagle eyes netted him a small mountain of Easter eggs which we are struggling to get through. While both of us like chocolate, it tends to be in small doses over a long period of time and 50+ eggs is just too many for us to handle.  I admit, I am also a chocolate snob and turn my nose up at anything less than 70% cocoa. So how to use them all up in one go?  First, get yourself invited to neighbour’s shindig (optional), or throw one of your own, make a chocolate bundt cake. A big one. Read more

Super Fast Easy Scones



A few weeks ago, I got a craving for scones at tea time on a drizzly Sunday. I had no butter in the fridge and substituted it with (what I thought was a secret ingredient) mayonnaise. The scones turned out amazingly well… Light, fluffy, perfect scones. I thought I was on to a winner, that I had actually created something NEW and exciting.  I googled it.  Turns out mayonnaise scones have been around AGES and I am not a cooking genius…




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