Category Archives: Breakfast

Make Mine a… Blackberry Bellini

The Bellini is a classic cocktail first served in Venice in the 1930s. It combines peach purée and sparkling wine, and is generally served as an apéritif, although it’s also popular as an accompaniment to a leisurely breakfast or brunch. … Continue reading

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Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

I’ve mentioned previously that I adore carrot cake, and just as I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, there are a few favourites that I take pleasure in making time and time again. This is one of those, and it makes … Continue reading

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Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

It’s been getting warmer here in Los Angeles this week, and with the change in temperature, I’ve begun to feel less like eating soups and stews, and more like making salads and smoothies. Now, I realise that the sun isn’t … Continue reading

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Tropical Fruits: A healthy Los Angeles breakfast

Yesterday’s trip to the vibrant and appetizing Farmer’s Market (at 3rd and Fairfax), resulted in my bringing home a bounty of wonderful tropical fruit. The vivid colours and distinct appearance make it a visually stunning still life, and the aroma … Continue reading

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