Homemade gifts round-up – just in time for Chanukah!

homemade gifts

Treat your family & friends this Chanukah with some gorgeous homemade gifts! Chocolates, cookies, jams, preserves & more. Quick & easy ideas for everyone on your list. I always think there’s something extra special about homemade gifts, lovely things that have been hand made, just for you. A thoughtful present …

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Fluffy feta cheese pancakes – a rediscovered Chanukah treat

feta cheese pancakes

Light and fluffy, cheese pancakes with ricotta and feta are deliciously savoury. Perfect for Chanukah or as a tasty brunch treat at any time! Do you associate dairy foods with Chanukah? No, me neither, or at least, not until recently. Turns out that delicious cheesy treats pre-date potato latkes and …

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Chelsea Bun Babka – a delicious British/Jewish hybrid

Chelsea Bun Babka

A gorgeous tea-time fusion of traditional British Chelsea buns and swirly spicy babka. Do you enjoy eating your traditions, however diverse and varied they are? Me too. I especially love to cook things that fuse the different parts of my background, combining my Jewish heritage with my British heritage. For instance, …

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All-in-one-pan roasted vegetable rice pilaf

roast vegetable rice pilaf

Succulent, flavoursome roasted veggies and fluffly, perfectly cooked rice, baked together in one pan for an easy side dish or tasty vegetarian dinner. I am always on the lookout for a better way to cook rice.  It’s not that rice doesn’t come out nicely when I cook it, it’s just …

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Secret ingredient baked garlic mushrooms

garlic mushrooms

Juicy, savoury, succulent and packed with wonderful flavour, these baked garlic mushrooms are easy to make, and their secret ingredient will make sure they become a family favourite! We get a weekly organic vegetable box delivery, and it almost always has mushrooms in it. Which is fine, because we like …

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Sticky & spicy honey cake with a sweet honey drizzle

sticky & spicy honey cake

A rich, dark, and sticky honey cake spiced up with fiery ginger and zesty orange. A delicious way to celebrate a sweet New Year – or a treat any time! Growing up, my Mum never made honey cake for Rosh Hashanah. She would make an enormous slab of the darkest, …

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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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Overstuffed bagel toast – this is so much more than a toastie!

Overstuffed bagel toast

A golden sesame bagel, stuffed with delicious fillings and grilled to oozy, toasted perfection. How much do you love feeling vindicated?! There’s nothing quite like the warm, smug sensation of being proved right…, right?! A couple of years ago I bought this sandwich toaster/toastie maker/panini press in the January sales and …

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Flourless chocolate chip cookies – gluten-free & delicious

chocolate chip cookies

Crispy-edged, chewy-centred, chocolate chip cookies made with creamy almond butter – naturally gluten-free and perfect for Passover! Do you ever find yourself with loads of something that needs eating soon? That was what happened to me – I had a ton of almond butter that had to be used up, and I …

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The best easy Pesach lunch ideas – family approved!

family approved pesach lunch recipes

Lunch for us is usually a sandwich, or something on toast, so Pesach lunches do present something of a challenge! To help overcome this problem, I’ve gathered together a collection of recipes and ideas for easy Passover lunches that are quick to make, take minimal preparation, or can be done …

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