Celebratory confetti fruit salad – a beautiful, healthy dessert

confetti fruit salad

Finely diced ripe fruits are combined with a spicy, zesty dressing to create a glorious fruit salad that’s a dazzling fruity celebration in every mouthful! We eat fruit salad pretty much every day, so coming up with a way to make it different and exciting can be a challenge. But…

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Easy banana scones transform spotty old bananas into a delicious family treat

An ingenious way to use spotty bananas, these gorgeous banana scones have golden crusts, a flaky, tender interior, and a delicious not-too-sweet flavour. Healthy enough for breakfast or a good-for-you snack at any time of day! Serve with butter or spreads for a fruity treat.

With their golden crusts, flaky, tender interior, and delicious not-too-sweet flavour, these banana scones are a treat any time of day. Ah, the old brown banana conundrum! No matter how carefully you plan, a few spotty bananas will always end up unloved and uneaten in the fruit bowl. Fortunately, they…

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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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Hot mulled apple juice with little fruit dreidels

Hot Mulled Apple Juice

Fruity & fragrant mulled apple juice has all the flavours of the festive season. Cosy, warm and delicious, it’s perfect for Chanukah. Chanukah is a special time of year, a time to brighten the dark winter evenings and celebrate with family and friends. We like to throw a Chanukah party,…

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Apple pancakes (racuchy) from Wild Honey & Rye by Ren Behan – book review

apple pancakes

It’s pretty obvious with hindsight, but for most of my life I didn’t realise that what I think of as (Ashkenazi) Jewish food is mostly just Eastern European food. Borscht, pickles, herring and rye bread… they may stand out from traditional British fare, but back in der heym they’d fit right…

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Plum and almond crumble cake

Served warm with custard or cold with a cuppa, this gorgeously fruity crumble cake is both versatile and scrumptious! A perfect weekend bake for the family.

Ever find it hard to decide between a pudding and a cake? Something to serve hot with custard, or cold with a cuppa? That was the quandary facing me when I decided to combine both and make this scrumptiously fruity plum and almond crumble cake. We were expecting friends for…

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Jewish Mothers Ruin – a KforP GIN cocktail

jewish mothers ruin - a gin cocktail for Pesach

Do you find Pesach stressful at all? I don’t think I’m the only one… First there’s the extreme cleaning, then comes the cooking marathon, then there’s the constant nagging worry about what we’re going to eat for our next meal since all the usual standby options are off the menu… Aargh!…

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Cinnamon sugar matzah nachos -‘machos!’ – with fruit salsa

Crunchy, sweet & cinnamony, these delicious matzah nachos are served with a fresh fruit salsa to make a terrific Pesach snack, dessert or even breakfast!

Have you made ‘machos’ yet? These crunchy matza nachos seem to be having a moment and it’s easy to see why – they’re super-easy and incredibly moreish. A brilliant way to make matza into something a bit special. I had the idea to make sweet machos after reading this post…

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Little apple cupcakes – for Rosh Hashanah, apple day, or whenever!

Easy to make and super cute, these little apple cupcakes are a seasonal autumn treat - perfect for back-to-school, Rosh Hashanah or apple day.

How cute are these apple cupcakes? I love them! Almost too cute to eat. Not quite though, eh?! Kipper certainly thought so, she scoffed several of them… I had the idea for these months ago, when I saw how you can insert a ball of tin-foil into the side of your…

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