I know there’s those people who make chocolate brownies so healthy that dust is more calorific. You know the one’s who act like they shit rainbow fairies whilst compulsively instagramming every mouthful. And for those people, I’m really happy for you. But I’m not one of those people. No, no. I don’t like fake anything- people, handbags, food…. in fact anything apart from tan needs to be real. Fake tan I can handle. But fake chocolate brownies? You kidding me? Either give me the real thing or get outta the kitchen. So safe to say, this isn’t a recipe for the…

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This is not a “thing”. This is along the same lines as the Chinese New Year Tree that we have. But you know how it is with these major celebrations, you take traditions, and then you make your own traditions. This might be one of them because despite my best attempts to peel, chop and drink the oranges taking residence in my kitchen, I just can’t do it all. This is the cold turkey sandwiches of Chinese New Year. Except it’s about a million times tastier. It really is so delicious and could be made more festive with sprinkles of…

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If you find yourself living under a deluge of oranges during Chinese New Year fear not. Oranges, tangerines, and satsumas are some of the most common foodstuffs around at this time of year, and it’s all thanks to their association with wealth and good luck in Chinese tradition. The word orange sounds a lot like the Chinese word for wealth and tangerine sounds a lot like the Chinese word for luck, so you know there’s really no excuse not to have a ton in the house. Not to mention the colour orange being associated with good fortune. There’s three good…

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There are amazing parents in this world who carry snack pots around full of pre-washed and chopped up fresh fruit and veg. I am not one of those parents. Inevitably I end up snacking on the kiddie snacks whilst sat bored out my mind at the side of a playground as my hooligan offspring cause havoc. I do not want to be left with a choice of half-chewed raisins or floppy carrot stick. That’s not what life is about. In the UK I would usually treat myself to something covered in chocolate, but the Singapore climate has pretty much stopped…

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Another of Queen Nigella’s recipes, and one which is a kitchen cupboard essential. Essential in the sense that Waitrose sells many an item deemed as essential which you could probably survive a lifetime without, but your life is so much richer for including. This is that kind of essential. It probs won’t change your life, but it might make weekend mornings a little tastier. Maybe. And it’s another recipe which can be dairy free simply by changing the milk used, coconut milk is excellent for a little tropical twist (we are in Singapore here…), but I started off just using…

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