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February 2013

  • Savoury Hand Pies

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    In Ghana, as with many other countries, savoury hand pies are generally called meat pies.
    Our ‘meat pie’, similar to the Jamaican beef patty is a popular snack found everywhere in Ghana – from fancy restaurants, on the side of dusty country roads to busy bus stations and chaotic … Continue Reading...

  • Scenes from Around Here: Fairhaven, WA

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    Fairhaven is ‘historic Bellingham’; charming, quaint and reminiscent of a centuries-old American town.

    In the summers, on our monthly shopping trips into Bellingham, we’d usually take a detour and explore the assortment of lovely local shops, galleries and restaurants in Fairhaven.

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    Part of Bellingham since 1903, Fairhaven has retained … Continue Reading...

  • Dried Mango, Cranberry and Cashew Granola

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    We call this the ‘tropical granola’ because it’s packed with coconut and mango, and for the glorious smell of toasted coconut that fills the entire house.

    There’s ginger and nutmeg too, I put it in every batch of granola I make now – and cardamom or freshly ground black pepper, … Continue Reading...

  • Sweet Buttery Beet Rolls

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    Being a romantic at heart, I secretly like Valentine’s Day.

    I love the concept and romance of the day, though I can do without the commercialization, the fuss and the pressure to live up to some concocted ideal of the perfect love.

    I like that there’s a day purposefully set … Continue Reading...