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Best Salad Ever! Quinoa Salad

By Carolyn Eddie | May 20, 2020

Happy Memorial Day or Bank Holiday, depending on where you are! I hope you are able to celebrate with family and enjoy the holiday. I have just done a live cooking webinar for Hayvn Halftime, and wanted to share the link with you. Check out […]

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

By Carolyn Eddie | May 6, 2020

Afternoon Tea It is Mother’s Day on Sunday 9th (in the States). If you are home together, or celebrating virtually (the new normal), I though putting together all or part of a Mother’;s Day Afternoon Tea might be a fun way to spend the day. […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

By Carolyn Eddie | Apr 23, 2020

I hope this finds you well. I think we are around week five of lockdown, and it looks like we have another five weeks to go. Like many, I have been enjoying quiet family time. I do understand how privileged I am, to have everyone […]

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Homemade Coleslaw

By Carolyn Eddie | Apr 17, 2020

I hope this finds you well in these strange times. I count myself very blessed. My husband can work from home, and I have two of my three children living with me. When I had my catering business, I thought that cooking for large groups […]

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Carrot Soup

Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

By Carolyn Eddie | Apr 13, 2020

April 13th 2020 I am reposting one of my old recipes, Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup, as I have just added another dodgy video to the original post. It is a perfect day for making soup. It is blowing a gale outside, and we have now […]

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Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake

By Carolyn Eddie | Apr 10, 2020

I hope this finds you well! Today I want to share my recipe for an Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake. I already have a fabulous Chocolate Ganache Cake on this website, but I thought I should give you the other recipe I use for chocolate cakes. […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

I hope this finds you well. I think we are around week five of lockdown, and it looks like we have another five weeks to go. Like many, I have been enjoying quiet family time. I do understand how privileged I am, to have everyone […]

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Updated Post with new video! I hope this finds you well! This is one of my original posts, a perfect dish to have in the fridge for the never ending snacks and meals required when everyone is staying at home. I have just added a […]

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Stress Baking I hope this finds you well. We are now in week three of staying at home, with the prospect of four more weeks ahead of us. I realize how fortunate I am having (most) of my family with me. The highlight of our […]

Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Always Fabulous Scones “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child.   I am reposting one of my original recipes because I have added a few comments on measurements and links to different versions together with Strawberry Jam and super easy Lemon Curd recipes. […]

Absolutely Fabulous Oven Roasted Salmon with Parsley Crust

Absolutely Fabulous Oven Roasted Salmon with Parsley Crust

This recipe for salmon is such a crowd pleaser and is so easy.  I give quantities here for a whole salmon as it makes such an impressive centerpiece if you are feeding a crowd of people, but it should work just as well for individual […]