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Overnight Oats with Apricot Puree

By Sus Davy

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While you read this, I will be in the South of France, relaxing by the pool (highly likely) with a beer in my hand (definitely). After 10 years of not joining my parents on their bi-annual trip to the South West of France, I decided it was high time I tagged along. I think they regretted this as soon as they saw my pile of luggage bag/bike/surfboard/kayak lined up in the drive. But hey, everyone loves a good game of Tetris-car-boot-packing.

Anyways, let’s get to it. I’ve gotta admit, when ‘Overnight Oats’ started to become more popular, I didn’t get the …read more

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Easy Fried Chicken Recipe (and what happened in New York!)

By Irvin

Easy Fried Chicken. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

This easy fried chicken recipe uses 3 cups of oil and is finished in the oven. It’s insanely juicy, tender and packed with flavor as well!

It’s with some sadness that I won’t be making my easy fried chicken as much as I used to. True, fried chicken is one of those treats that you aren’t suppose to have too often. But in our household, at least up until recently, we were having it fairly frequently. Like WAY too frequently. But that’s what happens when your significant other bicycles 250 miles a week. Not only can he eat with impunity, but …read more

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Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and tartar sauce

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and homemade tartar sauce - a proper British street food feast!

If you were hoping for a light, healthy recipe today, move along (in fact, come back next time). If, on the other hand, you wanted a meal that’s almost entirely homemade, you’ve come to the right place! Beer battered halloumi with homemade pickled onions and homemade tartar sauce.

I’m not sure which part I’m more impressed with, but I know I’m super impressed with myself. Just in general.

Since there are kind of three recipes in one here, brace yourself for an epic post. Feel free to skip to the end for the recipes if that’s all your here for!

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Cucumber Mint “Shrub” Soda

By Elise

Cucumber Mint Soda

Have you ever heard of a “shrub” (as in drink, not bush)? It’s basically a vinegar-based fruity cordial or soda. The acidity of the vinegar provides tang and intensifies the flavor of the fruit in much the same way that the acidity of lemons balances the sugar in lemonade, and makes lemonade taste so lemony.

Vinegar allows you to make a soda with fruit, without it being cloyingly sweet.

With this cucumber mint soda, first you make a simple syrup with water, sugar, and vinegar. Then you infuse the vinegar simple syrup with fresh mint leaves. To make the soda, …read more

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El Consquistador Hotel & nearby areas

By Culinary Road Trips Puerto Rico

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The hotel is a bit had to find since the roads are not marked and mostly residential, I suggest you use a GPS.

The Conquistador is a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It is a huge resort that has a golf course, apartments, various pools (regular pools and a pool park), a bar, dance area, mini concert and activity area, restaurants, and palomino island.

The apartments are time share homes where you can stay or invest, it fully equipped with a kitchen, laundry, house keeping, a balcony, and there prices depend on their view (ocean views are more expensive)

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Billionaire’s Franks & Beans – Welcome to the Top 1% of Comfort Foods

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John)

Maybe it’s the billionaire(s) in the news lately, but for some reason I decided to take one of America’s most frugal meals, franks and beans, and give it a high-end makeover. Besides, all the other classic comfort foods have been fancified, hipsterized, and/or molecular gastronomized; so I figured I would take this one down. And by down, I mean up.


Usually, franks and beans is made by opening up a couple cans of baked beans, and heating it up with some sliced hotdogs. Not exactly something you’d serve to visiting dignitaries. However, by adding some fresh veggies, plain beans, and …read more

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How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls – Authentic is as Authentic Does

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John)

Based on the YouTube comments appearing under the newly posted spring rolls video, lots of people missed the part about this not trying to be a specific recipe, but simply a demo featuring the magic that is damp, rice paper wrappers.


Don’t get me wrong; I love the “authentic” spring rolls I so often order at my friendly, neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant. Loaded with sweet shrimp, and bursting with vermicelli noodles, they are among the most delicious things ever invented.

However, I do reserve the right to soak rice paper wrappers in water, and… (I hope you’re sitting down for this) …read more

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Best Ever Tuna Salad Sandwich

By Elise

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My parents started making tuna fish salad sandwiches this way years ago, and as far as I’m concerned theirs is the best and only way to make a tuna fish sandwich.

First it helps to start with high quality canned tuna. If you have leftover cooked tuna steaks, then by all means use them instead of the canned tuna. Both Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have excellent canned tuna packed in olive oil. (The brand I like at Whole Foods is Wild Planet.)

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Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Smoked cheddar, walnut and broccoli tarts - these are perfect as little appetisers, or served for dinner with buttered potatoes and salad. They have so much flavour!

Would you call yourself a foodie?

I know some people hate that word, and it’s true that it sometimes has negative connotations – used to describe the sort of person who turns their nose up at anything short of champagne and truffles – but personally, I think it just means someone who loves food. And using that definition, I am definitely a foodie.

But one thing I’ve never done is a food marathon. In fact, I never even knew it was a ‘thing’ (but it will most likely be the only kind of marathon you’ll ever see me doing).

If you fancy …read more

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Green Gathering Round Up + Some Links

By Sus Davy

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Last week we had the pleasure of attending The Green Gathering Festival in Chepstow, Wales. Charlie had managed to get a couple of his cabins sold there, and we were lucky enough to attend the festival together. We’d not been to this one before, and it’s always extra exciting to experience a new festival. We worked out that between us, over the years, we have been to an array of different festivals over 150+ times! Many of them are ones we do every year (Glastonbury etc) so the novelty can wear off. However, we were both so excited to experience …read more

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Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad

By Elise

Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad

So, have you taken the plunge and invested in a spiral slicer? I bought one a few months ago and have been experimenting ever since. So far my favorite vegetable to “spiralize” is zucchini.

One quick way to make use of zucchini noodles is to just toss the raw “zoodles” with salad dressing. Instant zucchini salad!

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FAQ: Chiropractors and Allergies (with my story included)

By Culinary Road Trips Puerto Rico

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Chiropractors do not give massages (massages are for muscles), they align you nervous system through adjustments to the spinal cord. It is a form of alternative medicine that means no pills just natural treatments trough adjustments, vitamins and a change in life style (healthy eating and exercise). They promote overall health and can revert, cure and control conditions. They treat the usual back pain but they also treat asma, allergies, diabetes, irregular menstruation, hormonal problems, you name it they treat it. They promote a very natural diet, preferably vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.

On your first visit you’ll be asked a lot …read more

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Peach Financiers – Because French Bankers Hate Dirty Money

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John)

There are many different techniques used for making financiers, but as usual, I’ve chosen the easiest one. I would have been happy to try those other more complicated versions, but fortunately, I enjoyed this one so much, there’s no need.


I mention in the video that these are called “financiers” because they’re rich, and look like gold bars (if you use the traditional rectangular molds). Well, apparently that’s not quite right.

Word on the “rue” is that there was a bakery next to the Paris stock exchange that made these small almond cakes so bankers could enjoy them …read more

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Brûléed ginger and rhubarb cheesecake

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Brûléed ginger and rhubarb cheesecake - rhubarb, ginger and cinnamon cheesecake topped with crispy sugar. This is one of the best cheesecakes I've ever had!

Brûléed. All those accents are making me dizzy, but isn’t that just one of the prettiest words ever?! Especially if you say it in a proper French accent, and even more especially when you think about what it actually means: crispy, almost-burned sugar, like you’d find on the top of a crème brûlée, that makes a pleasant crack as you tap it with a spoon. It’s one of the most satisfying food experiences there is (about on a par with seeing strings of cheese as you pull away a slice of pizza…).

So why not put a brûlée topping on …read more

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