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Jungle bells - plant profusion in Grenada

Yesterday I bought 2 camelias – a beautiful vibrant red flowering plant and a pink flowering variety – sadly regardless of what I do my balcony will never match the many hued splendour of the Caribbean jungle, and no I am not surprised, just always a bit disillusioned…..

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Sublime Sunday treat - mild creamy goats' cheese marinated in olive oil with red peppercorns and thyme

Simple is often best, at a castle near us, this is served as a starter in the summer, but also as a dessert to close a meal, as a cheese option, it’s very pretty, it’s very versatile, and as long as you like goats’ cheese I confidently proclaim you will love it. 256 more words

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Three Blind mice on Sunday - an elegant,surprising and simple nibble to serve your guests

In Switzerland these are called “little sage-mice” – you leave the stalks on when you batter the leaves and so they do look a little like mice I suppose.  144 more words

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Fiesta friday - have your cocktail and eat it - rum and cointreau poppyseed cocktail in a cake!

I am very excited to be bringing this “have your cocktail and eat it”  boozy cake to Fiesta Friday.   In recent Polianthus family history my baking and dessert making efforts were met with “hm, I am sure this is really healthy….”  (in response to carrot biscuits with oats and honey). 616 more words

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Purcedduzzi - or little "fatness" balls of love

In our recent parcel Nonna sent – jams and chilies and pumpkin jam with amaretto, a wonderful recipe, I haven’t posted it yet, but trust me it’s divine, and loads of fruits and vegetables… 259 more words

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2014 in review - thanks Rhonda, Flippenblog, Angie, Justine, Cynthia, Margot, Elaine, Nancy and everyone else for lively discussions and a fun 2014!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.

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Sunday - love the Italian way - when Mamma sends parcels from Puglia

We sent Nonna and Nonno (not mine but Giulia’s) a small parcel for Christmas, in it there were some cookies, some spices from Grenada, some small gifts, it was a little parcel, but we felt quite pleased with myself because we managed to send it before Christmas and it almost arrived before Christmas. 347 more words

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