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Pear Upside-Down Cakes from Donna Hay Magazine, Fall 2011

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After I’ve gone through a magazine, there are always tabs left; paper reminders of recipes that I didn’t have time to get to. They hang around in the recesses of my mind, whispering ‘hello’ once in a while. It’s because … Continue reading

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Vanilla Honey Peaches with Brandy Sponge Biscuits from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

A parent should know better than to ever begin instructions with the word, ‘don’t.’ There is no faster way to guide a child toward doing a thing than to tell them not to.When I put a glass of water in … Continue reading

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Ginger Scones with(out) Plum Compote from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

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Imagine your eight year-old daughter is in the basement. In the depths of that dark, dirt-floored place are men, boys really. Your daughter is sitting on the lap of one of these visitors. Her long red braided pigtails are hanging … Continue reading

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Pineapple and Coconut Loaf from Donna Hay Magazine, May 2012

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I was going to try and go with the ‘poor me’ routine by mentioning that I’ve never been to the Caribbean. Hawaii’s beautiful beaches have never felt my bare feet. Are you sobbing for me yet? Then I remembered that … Continue reading

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Chilled Rice Pudding with Caramel from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

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Egg-in-the-hole will forever remind me of summer camp. When I eat grapefruit I’m still taken back to nursing school, where I put myself through one of those ‘eat a half grapefruit before every meal’ diets. The diet faded, but the … Continue reading

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Garlic Creamed Corn from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

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Creamed corn. Not something I grew up with, that’s for sure. Did you ever see My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I’ve referred to the movie before when talking about Hubby’s and my ‘pairing.’ My family is European. Hubby is an … Continue reading

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Lemon Chicken from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

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Callie, the wonder dog is staying with us again. I’ve talked about her before, but you may not remember. She’s my in-laws’ dog and she must be about fifteen years old, which is 350 in human years. This little package … Continue reading

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Lemon, Bacon and Corn Pasta from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

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I have a picture on the bookshelf behind me. It’s of Hubby smiling his wonderful smile; blue eyes all crinkled up. It’s hard to get a shot like that out of him. Like most of us, when you ask him … Continue reading

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Chilli Tortillas from Donna Hay Magazine, Summer 2012

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I had spent the day on my feet, atop a scaffold. My hands were sore and blistered from lifting heavy concrete, slapping mortar and laying the block on an ever-growing wall. My back ached and my nose was sunburned. We … Continue reading

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Roasted Swede and Caramelized Onion Ravioli with Tarragon Butter from Donna Hay Magazine, September 2011

Dear Cynthia,I know you’re there. Hovering in the ether and reading this review. I know that because you’ve told me that you read every one. I also know that you’ll skip down to the bottom to see the verdict before … Continue reading

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