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20 Iced Coffee Recipes To Make in Any Season

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 hot weather, we all crave a bountiful, colourful light and super-healthy summer 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...

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How To Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Indulgent Edible Black and White Arrangements Chocolate-dipped strawberries make the most indulgent treat, perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and any days you want to impress someone precious with an impressive dessert or snack. 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 first strawberry crop of the year at my allotment always turns into a hefty portion of overindulgent chocolate-dipped strawberries with fresh cream or ice cream. Or both! Then we go back to being...

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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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How to Cook Perfect Pasta Like a Professional Chef

20 Recipes to Perfect Your Pasta Cooking Skills Pasta is one of the most versatile meals to cook and the easiest to perfect. In most cases, it requires a handful of ingredients and minimal time to make, while the result is always delicious! 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 Italians brought pasta to the world millennia ago, yet they keep to the traditional way of cooking it, making pasta a worldwide favourite...

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30 Kid-Friendly Recipes Fun To Make and Eat

Celebrate International Children’s Day With Fun and Healthy Foods Each summer, the first day of June was a massive deal for me throughout my childhood years. International Children’s Day was and still is celebrated in Romania with a big bang, live shows, all sorts of activities, gifts and lots of love for the little ones. 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 know the world celebrates on different occasions, but to be honest,...

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25 Easy Pasta Recipes Ready In Under Half an Hour

Easy Pasta Paradise Pasta is one of the most versatile, easy to make and delicious meals humankind should thank the Italians for inventing and spreading worldwide! Every nation must have heard of and made pasta at some point or in some form, even if adapted to specific regional or cultural circumstances. 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! Traditionally, pasta is associated with Italy, although there are mentions of similar foods in the Far...

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