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Double Chocolate and Almond Cookies

So I have been quite a fan of cookies in the past. In particular Cookie Time cookies (a famous-in-New-Zealand brand). So much so that at my 21st birthday my mates gave me a litre of milk and a cookie. Bastards. Due to an unfortunate timing issue between my diagnosis and my mum sending a care […]

Frozen Lingonberries and Caramel Sauce

Frozen Lingonberries and Caramel Sauce

Picking wild mushrooms and berries is a tradition held close to the heart in Finland. It’s held so dearly that there is a law to protect it: it’s Everyman’s Right to┬ápick the fruits of the forest (even from private land). Those berries and mushrooms are definitely one of the best things about eating in Finland. […]

Panzanella: Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad

Panzanella: Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad

I realise that this is well out of season, but as a couple of weeks ago I was home in New Zealand, happily eating this in my parents front yard I had to share it. Panzanella is a classic Mediterranean salad, and so has all the classic Mediterranean flavours: basil, garlic, olives etc. But tomatoes […]