Pineapple Pie from ‘First Prize Pies’

We celebrated our 4 year anniversary this week. He got me this lovely handmade mug by Lesley McShea (via We Make London). I made him this pie, which has a buttery, flaky double crust holding fresh pineapple pieces bound in a light sweet lime-scented custard. Yes. I encourage you to make this pie if you like any of […]

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Flaky Blood Orange Tartlets

A smaller, easier, quicker version of that famed orange tart. A little flaky, buttery pastry, 2 oranges, 2 spoonfuls of sugar, and you’ll have a stunning dessert. Let me tediously list some of the boring reasons I made them this way: My freezer is a shoebox which can’t always accommodate a whole tart, like the original recipe requires; […]

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Simple Thai Food’s southern turmeric soup with guinea fowl ไก่ต๊อกต้มขมิ้น

An aromatic, comforting soup which is like gentle sunshine in a bowl. This is similar to well-loved tom yam, only you add salinity with sea salt and there’s a finger of earthy, complex turmeric for colour and fragrance. I’ve never had this dish, never even heard of it until I was looking through Leela’s wonderful book, Simple Thai […]

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