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Tapioca & Coconut Pudding | Thai Style Dessert

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Tapioca & Coconut Pudding | Thai Style Dessert

Tapioca & Coconut Pudding is a light summer dessert which is both dairy and gluten free with burst of tropical flavors.  Enjoy this dessert on a hot summer day without that heavy feeling. It was such an easy dessert to prepare and everyone who ate enjoyed it. What is Tapioca? starch extracted from the cassava plant is a staple food in a lot of tropical countries low in protein, vitamins and minerals high in carbs and calories Tapioca pearls- called boba in some cultures and sabudana in India small pearls are mainly used to make desserts large pearls are used...


A Brand New Menu From Côte The UK’s Favourite French Restaurant

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A Brand New Menu From Côte The UK’s Favourite French Restaurant

Côte has been serving popular French cuisine across the UK for 15-years now. But summer 2022 sees the greatest development in dishes yet. It includes an exciting, wider than ever range of vegetarian and vegan options with contemporary takes on classic dishes, alongside new signature items like the Espresso Martini Crêpe – a fresh twist on a Côte favourite. The menu featuring quality sourcing and provenance has been designed by the brand’s new Executive Head Chef, Steve Allen, formerly of Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s. 30-day aged Côte de Boeuf The grass-fed British and Irish Côte de Boeuf is hand-cut in...


My Favorite Greek Easter Recipes

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My Favorite Greek Easter Recipes

This year Orthodox Easter falls just one week after the Western Easter, so in today’s post I have rounded up some of my favorite Greek Easter recipes to share with you! While a big percentage of my readers are here in the United States, many of you are reading my posts in Greece and in other parts of the world with large Greek communities, such as in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.  I want to wish Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating Easter this Sunday and Kalo Pascha to all my Greek friends around the world! My Favorite Greek Easter Recipes...


Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

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Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

The first 2 weeks of December in the Cape always feel like winter. The evenings are cold and windy, with the occasional light rainfall. Our wedding day was no different and neither have the anniversary dinners thereafter. Last anniversary, Mr L surprised me with dinner at Steffanie’s Place in Somerset West. I was obviously grumbling all the way there because it was so cold and a long drive from home, but the amazing food made it worth it. I had a broccoli and blue cheese soup for starters and I have been trying to recreate the recipe ever since! I...


Exciting House Update: Before & After With Colour Envy Painting!

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Exciting House Update: Before & After With Colour Envy Painting!

This post is in partnership with Colour Envy Painting. All opinions are 100% my own. We moved to our new house! It’s a familiar place to us because it was my husband’s grandparent’s house for the last 20 years. It’s on a small acreage outside of St. Albert. We are excited this day has finally come! Matt and I have big plans for this house – a renovation and building of a (hopefully) two-story addition in the next couple of years. So, I was able to negotiate some minimal changes with Matt that would not be wasteful but would update...