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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Stem ginger & coconut vegan ice-cream – parve

stem ginger ice-cream

Creamy, dreamy stem-ginger ice-cream makes a decadent dessert – and it’s completely vegan! This four-ingredient, grown-up treat is wonderful served in chocolate dipped cones. A few years ago, DH bought me an ice-cream maker for my birthday – woohoo! We enjoyed some amazing home-made treats like this fresh peach ice-cream and…

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Asian style sesame green bean salad (+ bonus recipe for gomasio)

Sesame Green Bean Salad-2

Tender-crisp green beans, in a sweet, spicy Asian-inspired sesame dressing. Simple and delicious, packed with vitamins and minerals.  Do you ever become obsessed with a new ingredient and use it in everything? Or go through phases when a single favoured food pops up in everything you cook? I seem to…

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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 dried fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy, nutritious 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…

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“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather…

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Roasted vegetable and barley salad with creamy tahini dressing

roasted veg & barley salad

Deeply savoury roasted vegetables, crunchy sweet cucumbers & peppers, and a creamy tahini dressing, make for a deliciously hearty barley salad. Does anyone else quake with dread at the words “three day yomtov”? When Rosh Hashanah starts on a Wednesday evening you know you’re in for SIX big festive meals…

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