Grandma’s fruit compote & sweet Tu B’Shevat memories

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup. Grandma’s fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy breakfast. Do you ever prepare a dish whose aroma transports you while it is cooking? The fragrance of this sweet and spicy dried fruit compote is like a culinary time machine – one…

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Goats cheese crostini with griddled apricots, basil & honey

Goats Cheese Crostini with apricots & honey

Summer! Not only is the sun shining, but all the wonderful soft fruits are in season and the shops are practically giving them away. I got a huge punnet of apricots for 65p. 65p! Don’t you just love a bargain? When fruit is so cheap, I don’t feel so bad cooking…

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Vanilla apricot almond blondie bites

Vanilla apricot almond blondie bites

Because Jewish dietary laws prohibit the mixing of milk and meat, or even of eating milk-containing foods for several hours after eating meat, Kosher shops are a treasure trove of dairy-free foodstuffs. Anything marked ‘Parev’  (or ‘Parve’) you can guarantee will be free from any trace of milk or dairy…

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