Six wooden dice with names of ingredients stamped on the faces.

Foodie Dice

Do you sometimes feel stuck in a cooking rut, making the same meals over and over again? My last dinner rut featured far too many curries with rice. Last winter it was bean soup. A friend told me she was so bored with her stir fry routine that she made a pact with her husband…

CoconutWater

Coconut Water Smoothie

Coconut water sounds romantically tropical if you’re from a temperate climate. And promisingly refreshing as we come into summer. Coconut water is good at quenching thirst, partly because it’s high in electrolytes including potassium. This makes it similar to a sportsdrink. I recently received a tetra-pak of C Coconut Water to trial, and I wanted…

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Cardamon Coffee Cake

“Cardamon Coffee Cake; very rich – very delicious,” begins the recipe, ever so enticingly. Somehow it’s the words that get me every time I look at a cookbook, even when it’s beautifully illustrated. Memories of descriptions of food in children’s books remain long after the storylines have faded. Do you remember the candied chestnuts with…

Pudding+Icecream

Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

Since childhood I have loved this Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding for its generous chocolate sauce and juicy raisins, so I’m very pleased to report that the recipe works well with gluten free flour. Today’s post is from our guest blogger Loina, who made the pudding while testing a sample of flour from Vitarium. We are…

LuwakArabica

Kopi Luwak

“It’s very strong, even for me”, explained the Coffee Addict, “but it’s very smooth.” She was describing Kopi Luwak, which is a famous coffee from Indonesia. It’s special because it is so smooth to drink, without any bitterness or harsh aftertaste. You’d expect this flavour to make it very popular, but it’s more of a…