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recipe, summer, sweet

Raspberry Crown (Birthday) Cake

I love celebrating birthdays, especially milestone ones! My friend Emma recently turned thirty, and for her special day I made this Raspberry-Crowned Birthday Cake, complete with cocoa layers, a cream cheese icing, and a raspberry crown to add colour and height. Not only is it beautiful, it slices very easily when cold, ensuring no one is  ...

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breakfast, recipe, summer, sweet

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Hearty homemade muffins are pretty much one of the most perfect weekday breakfasts out there. I love when they’re full of jammy puddles of fruit, chewy bits of grains or seeds, and with a soft pillow-y crumb. These Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins are no exception. I love the chewiness from the oatmeal and the punch of fresh strawberries that  ...

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drink, summer

Watermelon Sangria Slushie

As you might be able to tell from scouring my blog, I’m not big on cocktails. Or, I should say, I’m not big on making cocktails. I would much rather have someone else make them for me! But sometimes, when the mood strikes, I try my hand at making a simple cocktail. This Watermelon Sangria Slushie is not only a simply cocktail, it  ...

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recipe, side dish, sponsored, summer, vegetable

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

Disclaimer: Thank you to The Little Potato Company for sponsoring this blog post. Without brands like this one, blog’s like mine wouldn’t be able to keep up with regular posting and quality content. Recipe, wording, and opinions are, as usual, entirely my own. Sometimes I really couldn’t bother making dinner. Do you know what  ...

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recipe, summer, sweet

Raspberry Trifle with Lemoncello Custard

ย These past two weeks I was in France. Yes, I was in the land of painfully affordable wine (something decent can cost as little as 4 euros) and daily cheese courses. A land where history oozes through the cracks of its stone-walled buildings and cobbled streets, and each meal receives the attention and enjoyment it deserves (something I often  ...

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