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Chocolate Chili

We all have our own version of a home-style chili. This one is mine! The richness of the cocoa powder blends effortlessly with the chili and cumin, and of course the cinnamon and fennel add a flavour dimension that is just too good to pass up. When making your chili, how long do you normally let it simmer? As much as I am a fan of a crock-pot,  ...

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Barley Saffron Stew

I don’t believe there is a comparable feeling quite like leaving your workplace for another. I have recently been hailed by a wonderful new employer, which is exciting, but also devastating because I have to leave my wonderful colleagues and friends behind. Bittersweet, really. But there are times we need something new. A new flavour to  ...

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Dragon Sauce

Only the best and most cherished restaurants leave an impact on their visitors. Sometimes it is simply a sensation or emotion, drawn from the walls or from the energetic and knowledgeable servers. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can be left with an impact that comes straight from the food itself. I am definitely not a difficult  ...

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