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April 6, 2016

Oats and dates cookies with cardamom

I don't know about yours, but my kids come back from school staaaarving!! no matter how much food I pack in their lunch boxes, they still come home in this starvation mode .. the first thing I get is "what's for a snack muuum??" Since we are always busy after school with training and all the rest [...]

Spiced apricot pavlova

February 10, 2016

Even though I'm naturally not too heavy on desserts, but when I crave one, this dessert is always on the list. It's just simple, light and perfect to serve in summer. I made this one on Australia Day. I just couldn't think of anything more Australian than a pavlova to make. Usually I would add passion fruit or [...]

spiced orange yogurt cake

September 7, 2015

I have made this cake several times following the forever beautiful Nigella Lawson's recipe found in her 'Nigellissima' book. This time though, I dared to give it a bit of an Arabian twist by adding ground mastic and cardamom spices to the vanilla flavour and using orange zest instead of the lemon in the original recipe. I have also used raw fine sugar [...]