Tag Archives: puff pastry

A tart for all reasons…

You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, which is why the one in picture lays open with its contents clearly revealed. The same subterfuge may certainly be said of pies. A showy paste exterior may … Continue reading

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Fragile – handle with care..

The addition of the above caveat to a parcel, emotion, relationship or political situation will rarely induce the suggested care in those who are commissioned to handle it. Such a warning demands that it should be examined roughly and shaken … Continue reading

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….through the cooking glass …

As with Alice, the reverse can be, and often is, the truth. The real joy lies in the contents of the cooking glass passing through the cook. Sadly there is no clear reference as to how much joy can be … Continue reading

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Waking with a bee in your ear……

Solitary bees are a new discovery for me. Up to a recent point I thought that all bees lived in tower block hives, milling around chaotically but purposefully, so like us humans, buzzing off to work in a rush hour … Continue reading

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