Fresh fruit needn’t be boring: chocolate apples and oranges

Have you ever eaten a Terry’s Chocolate Orange? My husband said he and his brother and sister used to get one every Christmas. It was, and remains to this day, a traditional stocking filler in his family. When I was a kid, they used to be sold in Singapore too but I have to be … Continue reading

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Seasons of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness – Mother Monster’s Blackberry and Apple Charlotte

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With … Continue reading

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Fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring #5: apple dunkers with salted butterscotch

Party favourite As much as I’d love to live in denial, the onset of winter is creeping closer and closer every day. I don’t know about you but why does it always feel like it takes forever for the weather to turn hot in spring and summer, and yet the teeth-chattering chill of winter seems … Continue reading

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fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring #2: mango madness

Don’t have it with toast, have it on toast! While I’m not the world’s biggest bread fan, I do like a bit of toast for breakfast every so often. Unfortunately, I also get a bit bored of having the same spreads each time. However, I came across this breakfast treat purely by accident and every … Continue reading

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Fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring: Grilled and honey glazed pineapple skewers

With all the green papaya salad we’ve been eating, I feel a small little treat can’t hurt… However, the bigmonster and I are dining out tomorrow night  -I’ve taken advantage of a special Eurostar promotion to score a table for us at the normally members-only 30|40 restaurant at the top of one of London’s landmark … Continue reading

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