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3 Ingredients Fruit Cake

A surprisingly deliciously moist fruit cake, which could double as a Christmas pudding with custard. A friend of mine, Dot, shared this recipe, which she got from Facebook. She thought she should try this, even though it sounded yucky — the chocolate milk didn’t it for her either. She was pleasantly surprised, as was I,…

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Tantalising Treats For Christmas

Rudolph stared, tiny teddy drove and marshmallow sat on a saucer. These wonderful concoctions of cleverness and creativity had children oohing and aahing, at their end of school year breakup. For that matter, I was as well. Rudolph sat staring with a jaffa as his nose and pretzels as his antlers. Tiny teddy zoomed around…

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Cleverly Made Christmas Cards

Leading into this festive season, two wonderful semi-retired teachers — who are very talented card makers, held a Christmas card making workshop one weekend. I was one of the numerous enthusiastic ones and loved every minute of it. Our instructors, made it look so easy, which of course made me feel and look extremely clever.…

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Vegetable Flan in a Pan – No Oil

Light, fluffy, no oil, low fat, high protein, vegetable flan cooked using water in a frypan. This is another one of Mum’s recipes extracted from combining ideas from her various cookbooks. She loves cooking nutritional foods and if you don’t have a gall bladder, this is easily digested. She is very keen on fresh ingredients…

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Pharmacist vs Apothecary

What is the difference between a pharmacist and an apothecary? This question has always fascinated me. The difference between a ‘pharmacist and apothecary is that a pharmacist is a professional who dispenses prescription drugs in a hospital or retail pharmacy. While, an apothecary is a person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines’.  In 1919  The Russian people as…

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How to Pollinate Your Pumpkins?

The pumpkins had a bumpy start to their success this year. Bees were late arriving and it appeared there were not enough of them to fly around to all the  pumpkin flowers. My brother and his wife have a bit of a green finger. So I got the low down on how the pumpkins were…

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Any Excuse For A Family BBQ

Roll out the BBQ! Listen to the sizzle and chatter. It’s like music. It can be heard for miles; a symphony of 25 voices. It includes, of course, the kids playing, laughing and running around the yard, while a couple of adults cook and the other adults look on, admire and cheer on their culinary skills. All…