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13 Quirky Treats For a Spooky Halloween Party

Why Do We Really Celebrate Halloween? This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! A while ago, I wrote a post about why, how, and when humans celebrate Halloween and take the time to cook and bake all sorts of quirky treats meant to symbolise the meaning of the scariest holiday of the year. What shocked me the most in my research for that article was the insane amount of cash globally spent on this...

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Scotland Staycation. How to Make the Best of A Messed Up Year

Vacation Versus Staycation A Scotland staycation was the easiest choice to make this summer to avoid all the mess that implied airports, location forms, booking and paying for a million tests to prove what: that one has the freedom to travel? Funny concept, freedom! Staycation is a noun that enriched the English dictionary in the first year of the pandemic. Its meaning can be debatable since many insist it implies staying at home and not travelling anywhere. To me, staycation means not travelling abroad. If I don’t cross an international border and I’m not drinking a cappuccino somewhere in Capri,...

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Quick and Easy Summer Berry Tart

A Modern Twist on a Fruit Tart With a History There is no easier cake to make than a summer berry tart! If you have less than an hour to spare and berries to use, then simply throw a handful of ingredients into a bowl, mix, bake, prepare a pudding at high speed and decorate with whatever fresh fruits you might have in the fridge. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! The exquisite...

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20 Iced Coffee Recipes To Make in Summer

Iced Coffees for Hot Days A legend says we have to thank the African goats (not the gods!) for giving us coffee since the said animals apparently discovered the goodness of the tiny beans long before humans had made coffee generally accepted and consumed all over the planet. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! To think that it only took half a millennia for a tiny bean to become probably the most acknowledged...

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Ladyfinger Strawberry Cheesecake Easy Recipe

No-Bake Summer Fruit Cheesecake Ladyfinger strawberry cheesecake is the easiest and quickest no-bake cake to make with fresh fruits in season. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! Historically, the Greeks baked cheesecake millennia before New York made famous the non-bake version. Although I am a history buff, I have catalogued this recipe as Italian because the cheeses and biscuits I used were Italian. A quick Google search will indicate that using ladyfinger biscuits...

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How To Make Spicy Strawberry Jam Without Pectin

Homemade Goodies: Spicy Strawberry Jam Spicy strawberry jam is the main type of preserve I make in the summer with freshly picked fruits from my allotment. Usually, the combinations include strawberry and rhubarb – a tad tangy, raspberries, currants or any other berry that goes well with strawberries.  This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! The idea is to make my jam at home because it is easy, cheap and healthy. In addition, the...

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How To Transform a Chocolate Cake Into a Decadent Delight

Boozy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cake The easiest way to transform a classic cake into a perfectly indulgent delight is by decorating a simple chocolate sponge with boozy, decadent chocolate-dipped strawberries. Your otherwise unassuming cake will impress anyone who will happen to be around, guaranteed! This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! I have spoken about my little allotment in another post (link above) and about how such a tiny plot can offer so much bounty...

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30 Quick and Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

Easy Salads for Your Summer Detox The minute the long winter finally gives way to summer, we all crave a bountiful, colourful light and super-healthy salad. It is an almost cathartic feeling to prepare an easy lunch or dinner using all the fresh goodies in season. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! Here are some beautiful ideas to sort your detox cure for the rest of the month – and continue into the...

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How To Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Indulgent Edible Black and White Arrangements The first strawberry crop of the year always turns into a hefty portion of indulgent chocolate-dipped strawberries with fresh cream or ice cream. Or both! Then we go back to being good and enjoying the healthy stuff nature offers us with so little intervention required on our part. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! Because I don’t have a massive garden, I got an allotment. About a...

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How to Make a Summer Upside-Down Rhubarb Pie

Sour-Sweet Rhubarb Pie A sour-sweet upside-down rhubarb pie is perfect in spring and summer when this unassuming and largely ignored plant explodes to life in forgotten corners of almost any garden. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! Rhubarb is a reddish stacks and green gigantic leaves vegetable the ancient civilisations used in medicine for its numerous health benefits. Although it has a sour taste and might require sugar to make it acceptable for...

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