Sausage and apple stuffing

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In general I’m not a fan of stuffing. It bothers me that it’s all watery, and to be honest I don’t think it’s very hygenic to cook it inside the turkey because it will reach a safe temperature after the turkey does, so you either overcook the turkey or eat unsafe stuffing. I just don’t fancy it. Howeeeeever, I recently discovered that there are people who cook it apart, I think they call it “dressing”, and so I thought I would give it a try, and I LOVED IT! I ate it and thought “now we’re talking!” The sausage I bought is very neutral because we’re using the meat inside which goes amazing with the apples (Granny Smith and Pink Lady) and the toasted baguette. Continue reading Sausage and apple stuffing

Apple and tea cake

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This cake is tea time’s best friend ever. It has apple inside the batter as well as on top, and not to mention that tea is actually an ingredient. It’s amazingly moist and tasty, and will make a great companion for a rustic meal or any teatime whatsoever. It’s also very easy, it just takes a bit of patience in the oven as it takes some time to bake, but the wait is absolutely worth it. The smell that comes out when it’s in the oven makes you want to eat it half-raw ❤

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Apple, cardamom and cinnamon blondies

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I love blondies because they are sweet, moist, and simply delicious! As you might already know, I also love apple, so yeah! And I had some powdered cardamom at home that I hadn’t used so far so I thought I’d give it a go at this combo. They work really really nice together, I promise that once you start eating these you won’t be able to stop! You can also add chocolate chips, remove the apples, add nuts, anything you like! The world is your oyster. Continue reading Apple, cardamom and cinnamon blondies

Sage and honey glaze pork chops with creamy mash

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I’m not sure what it is about pork chops, but they dazzle me. I see it on any menu and I’m like “hmmmm yes… pork chops!”. So here goes a really easy, fast recipe you can do at home but it also is extremely flavourful. Apples and pork go really well together (no wonder we always see this image of a whole-cooked pork with an apple in its mouth), and so this glaze with apple cider vinegar and honey, with actual green apple cubes is quite amazing. The creamy mashed potatoes is just the perfect companion for this dish. Here goes the recipe 🙂

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Cinnamon and walnuts apple pie

 

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This apple pie is honestly the best I’ve tasted so far. The apples remain with a bit of a crunch (so they’re not mushy or almost purée), it’s sweet, with a semi-salty crust, crunchy from the walnuts and crust, and really fragrant from the apples and cinnamon. It’s truly one to do for your loved ones (or even better, for yourself!). Warm it up a bit before eating and enjoy the amazing taste of this apple pie 🙂

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Christmas Special: The Salad

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Can you hear the Christmas bells? I love Christmas and so I’m excited to present to you my christmas special yipeee!! So I’m going to take you through the recipe I did for a christmas dinner with a couple of friends and that I’m reproducing for my family on Christmas. This salad I think is fantastic because it’s sweet (from the balsamic reduction, raisins and apples) and savoury (olive oil, salt, parmesan cheese) and I swear all the components complement each other in your mouth beautifully. Let’s gingle!

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