Gift Recipes

Heart Shaped Food for Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Gift Recipes

Heart Shaped Food for Valentine’s Day

I've put together some entertaining heart shape food ideas for Valentine’s Day that won’t break the bank but will instead arouse a bit of cheeky-loving fun.

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Chocolate Nut Butter Toffee Crunch

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Dessert Recipes, Gift Recipes

Chocolate Nut Butter Toffee Crunch

We were each given a petite little tray of the day’s ‘samplings’. In my happy wine guise, I walked about the sweet shop watching-on at the Makana chocolate makers and fellow wine tour friends. And then, without thought, I had popped the sweet morsel into my mouth. The impeccable moment had happened; I’d just savoured the most desirable, decadent and downright perfect sweet-treat of my life – Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch

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Healthy Fruit and Nut Balls

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in Gift Recipes, Snacks

Healthy Fruit and Nut Balls

It’s February already and from what I can see visiting my work lunchroom everyone is still on the healthy bandwagon, which is good to see. I must admit it’s not easy being healthy all the time. If you try and do the right thing as often as possible however, when you do fumble a little you needn’t feel so guilty. My Mum bless her, used to always cop the third degree from my younger siblings and I about never having anything good to snack on. Her reply “Make a sandwich or have a piece of fruit”. Oh and don’t those words haunt me still! Growing up I had a very healthy lifestyle...

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Picnic Lunch

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in Baking, Dessert Recipes, Gift Recipes, Picnic inspired, Starter Recipes

Picnic Lunch

My Mum recently celebrated her birthday. As a gift to her, I decided to put together a yummy picnic lunch for us to enjoy in the park, she was most delighted, I think she actually enjoyed it more than her birthday present. This got me thinking… do we really need to spend so much money on elaborate gifts for our nearest and dearest? Everyone gets so caught up in buying presents for people, when really, the person we’re usually buying it for would more often than not appreciate a handmade gift. Why? Because you’ve created something extra special, you’ve gone out of your way to make...

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Preserved Lemons

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 in Gift Recipes

Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons - I love lemons and I especially love preserved lemons. They're great to use in salads, tagines, soups and stews.

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