Date and Cointreau Mini Christmas Cakes … a Beautiful Handmade Gift Idea for Family and Friends …

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  If you’re wanting to escape the “commercialism” of Christmas, embracing handmade gifts could be the perfect solution.  I love nothing more than receiving things like shortbread and cakes because I can really appreciate the love and effort that goes into each handmade gift.   So, if you’re looking for some ideas, these mini Date and Cointreau Christmas Cakes are ideal.  The mixture is quite generous and will produce 6 beautiful mini Christmas cakes that are full of flavour and deliciously most.  Mind you, once you taste these little beauties you may want to keep … read more

Pork Fillet with Mango, Coconut and Chilli …

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  This is a beautiful dish which is simple to make and tastes fantastic.  Pork Fillet can be an expensive cut of meat to buy so I usually wait to make this dish when it goes on special at the supermarket.  Enjoy!   Pork Fillet with Mango, Coconut and Chilli …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Recipe type: Pork Ingredients ... 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 small Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 1 tablespoon shredded coconut 1 punnet mixed cherry tomatoes, chopped into quarters ½ long red chilli, seeded and finely … read more

When Guests/Visitors Come to Stay …

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  I’m lucky enough to travel a bit throughout the year. We usually venture overseas for either a holiday, business trip or a conference and we try to sneak away when we can for long weekends.   It’s always exciting to check into a hotel, particularly if it’s somewhere we haven’t stayed before, and I always feel a sense of anticipation when I insert the room key and open the door for the very first time. I’m rarely disappointed because we do a fair bit of research before booking and rely heavily on sites like Trip Advisor for recommendations and advice from … read more

New Beginnings …

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  Hello and welcome to my blog!   I had hoped to publish my first post on January 1st.  Unfortunately, fate and the universe had other ideas but here we are anyway.  It is still early in 2014 and for me this still represents a new beginning!   I just love a new beginning, don’t you?  It’s an opportunity to start fresh, to set new goals, to make new plans and to explore new ideas.  It brings with it new hopes and new dreams, out with the old and in with the new.  It’s a chance to begin again, to open a new chapter, to sweep the old under the carpet … read more