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The Almost-Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

By Riz

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It all started when we were kids. I say ‘we’, I mean ‘I’. I mean, ‘you, the reader’. I mean every cheese-eating being on Earth. One day mum called us in for lunch, and put in front of us a harmless combination of food – toast, cheese, and a bit of butter. Little did we know, that placed in front of us was, The PERFECT Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Referred to, in some circles, as, The Perfect Lunch.

No doubt you’ve spent hours trying to recreate it, but no matter what… not even after mum gave you the recipe… no matter what, …read more

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Shakshuka with Chickpeas

By Sus Davy

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I feel I have been neglecting the blog recently. Not out of choice or dislike. But mainly because, life.

Life doesn’t stop for us, it doesn’t give us more time on the days we need to fit that extra errand in, or squeeze in one more hour to get that to-do list finished. Nope, selfish life just carries on. Days turn into nights too quickly and then it all starts again. Sometimes some things have to take a back seat for a day or so, unfortunately for us, we can’t give everything all our attention at once. Trying to find a …read more

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Ai Weiwei @Large, Alcatraz

By Hedonia Today’s the last day to catch Ai Weiwei’s @Large exhibit on Alcatraz. In case you missed it, here’s a few shots from our visit earlier this week. As you enter the New Industries Building, you’re faced with a tremendous, colorful dragon. The dragon is a symbol of power and freedom, and incorporated in the body of the dragon are panels with quotes from political prisoners. In the next room, political prisoners are depicted in portraits done in Legos. In the main prison, one block of cells was…

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Pasta with zucchini pesto and Parma ham

By Angelica Chimienti

Pasta with zucchini pesto and Parma ham
IT’S JUST ITALY

Summary Difficulty 21 Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Serving Size: 4 people IngredientsShort Pasta, Zucchini, Parma ham,Tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, Oil, clove of garlic, Basilicum, Salt3.1http://www.itsjustitaly.com/pasta-with-zucchini-pesto-and-parma-ham/ Pasta with zucchini pesto and Parma ham Hi friends!! 😉 Today I propose a very delicious, tasty and quick first course! Zucchini with Parma ham is a fantastic combination because… →

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Pasta with zucchini pesto and Parma ham

By Angelica Chimienti

Pasta with zucchini pesto and Parma ham
IT’S JUST ITALY

Summary Difficulty 21 Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Serving Size: 4 people IngredientsShort Pasta, Zucchini, Parma ham,Tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, Oil, clove of garlic, Basilicum, Salt3.1http://www.itsjustitaly.com/pasta-with-zucchini-pesto-and-parma-ham/ Pasta with zucchini pesto and Parma ham Hi friends!! 😉 Today I propose a very delicious, tasty and quick first course! Zucchini with Parma ham is a fantastic combination because… →

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Peanut and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

By Sus Davy

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The sun is still shining in the West Country. Parks are rammed with passed out sun worshippers. Beer gardens are brimming with smiley cider faces. I’m going to leave it on that note and join those smiley, cider drinking, sun worshippers. Enjoy this weeks recipe friends!

Cookies are always a good idea. A must have lunch box addition. The best rucksack snack. Mid morning bite. Cookies are my favourite.

I’m really into nut flours at the moment. Yes, they are slightly more expensive than regular flour. But they provide much more flavour and protein to a recipe. Plus it means these little …read more

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Salted Pan Brioche

By Angelica Chimienti

Salted Pan Brioche
IT’S JUST ITALY

Summary Difficulty 31 Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes Serving Size: 4 people IngredientsManitoba Flour, 00 Flour, Egg, Seed Oil, Milk, Sugar, Salt, Baker’s yeast, spicy salami, Provola cheese, Ham, Spinach, yolk egg,Sesame seeds3.1http://www.itsjustitaly.com/salted-pan-brioche/ Salted Pan Brioche Soft and tasty, salted Pan Brioche is ideal for a dinner or a buffet party!!! This… →

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Salted Pan Brioche

By Angelica Chimienti

Salted Pan Brioche
IT’S JUST ITALY

Summary Difficulty 31 Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes Serving Size: 4 people IngredientsManitoba Flour, 00 Flour, Egg, Seed Oil, Milk, Sugar, Salt, Baker’s yeast, spicy salami, Provola cheese, Ham, Spinach, yolk egg,Sesame seeds3.1http://www.itsjustitaly.com/salted-pan-brioche/ Salted Pan Brioche Soft and tasty, salted Pan Brioche is ideal for a dinner or a buffet party!!! This… →

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Croissant French Toast

By Riz

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Ever wondered how to make your French Toast even more French? Short of dressing it in a beret and having it recite “Oui, oui, oui! I am ze Toast Français!” in an impeccably Parisian accent, switching out the usual white bread for croissant is a great way to get started.

The airy, buttery goodness of a croissant makes for a fantastic little twist on your standard French Toast fare. Add to that some flavourful strawberries and you have a sweet brunch option that you’ll no doubt keep coming back to.

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Wild Garlic Scones

By Sus Davy

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I know I say this a lot, but seriously where has this week gone? Time is going by at an alarming rate at the minute, I want to grab it by the reigns and pull it back, ever so slightly, to a gentle trot. My weeks are all blurring into one and it’s gonna be half way through the year in no time.

It’s been glorious in the South West this last week, blue skies and sunny days. Fields of green everywhere. Longer evenings, filled with music, friends and food outdoors. The kinda week you want to put in …read more

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Overnight Oatmeal – Chia, Greek Yoghurt & Mixed Berries

By Riz

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s certainly my favourite meal (alongside dessert!). But not everyone has the time to cook a delicious breakfast every morning. And if you do have a delicious breakfast every morning, the things that make it delicious are probably things you shouldn’t be eating every morning. What’s the solution? Here’s one.

Put down that bowl of honey-sweetened-frosty-flavoured-rainbow-coloured Fruit Loops. This is not only a tasty way to start your day, but it’s healthy and takes almost no time to prepare in the morning.

I grew up eating porridge. I LOVE porridge. But …read more

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Matcha and Lime Cheesecake

By Sus Davy

Lime Matcha Cheesecake

Growing up, meal times were quite the event in our house. We always sat around the table to eat, (unless Mum was away and then Dad would let us have fish and chips in front of the TV) the 6 of us, congregating and discussing our days. Someone would be chief table-setter, something my oldest brother managed to get out of, on the excuse that he didn’t like the noise of the cutlery clanging together! Someone else would get the drinks, another would help hold the plates while Mum served up the food. Sometimes there would be tantrums, storming off …read more

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Photo Essay: Taste of the Nation 2015

By Irvin

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend one of my favorite food fundraising events in San Franciso. Taste of the Nation featured over 60 restaurants and raised $225,000 to help feed hungry children in the U. S. $225,000 is huge! That’s over 2.2 million meals for children who need it most! Here are some highlights of the gorgeous and fabulous food featured at the event.

Special thanks to Taste of the Nation and Share our Strength/No Kid Hungry for providing my partner and me with tickets to the event. Even though our tickets …read more

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Restaurant Review – Cafe Boulud

By Riz

Cafe Boulud on Urbanspoon

Or. The Day Boulud Stole Food from Me.

Named after Daniel Boulud, a Michelin-starred chef based in New York (though recently his main venue – Daniel – lost its third Michelin Star), Cafe Boulud is as upscale as it gets. Decorated with a brazen finesse, it is situated in the Four Seasons Hotel in the Yorkville area of Toronto.

Cafe Boulud is one of my favourite places in Toronto, the food and service has always been exceptional – it’s currently the only restaurant where my friends and I have considered servers to be worthy of the title, The Zachary. But …read more

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CHOP CHOP!

By press655

CHOPS RAW

Spring done sprung

Wow, spring and sunshine are finally with us so I grabbed some nice local lamb chops which I served with a beetroot, mint and fresh sheeps cheese triangolo. Accompanied by a watercress salad it made the perfect lunch with a glass of vino.

For this you need 6 chops, 6 mint leaves, a cup of mashed potato, 2 boiled beetroots, and a 100g lump of fresh sheep’s cheese – Greek feta is easier to procure than an Italian alternative and is, I think, even better for this dish.

Mix together approximately even quantities of beetroot, feta and potatoes with …read more

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