Passion Fruit Chilli Margarita

Contrary to what you might imagine, Passion Fruit doesn’t allude to the heat of the act of love – even if the chilli in this cocktail may help in this regard – rather, it refers to a deeper act of devotion. When catholic missionaries first came across this strange fruit in 16th century Brazil, they felt that its flowers resembled the five wounds inflicted during the Crucifixion central to the Passion of the Christ – hence the name.

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Smoked Salmon Pâté

Dishes you can prepare in advance are literally life savers during the holiday season or if hosting a dinner party – unfortunately rather the exception at the moment. The beauty of this ‘Smoked Salmon Paté’ is that it works on any occasion: serve it as a canapé on blinis or crackers, a starter or for lunch accompanied by a green salad and some crusty bread. And…it only takes about 5-10 min so what’s not to love?

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Chocolate Nirvana Cookies

What is cookie perfection for you? Does it sound like: crispy on the outside, fabulously chewy on the inside? Maybe with a decadent amount of chocolate? I mean…let’s face it…cookies should be naughty. They should make you feel like you have sinned but it just feels so good that you don’t feel guilty about it. Well…these cookies will literally give you a first class ticket to Nirvana. In fact, the day I created them I danced around in pure happiness as I was so thrilled about this cookie perfection….I was in awe…on the other hand…it might just have been the sugar rush…who cares. 😉

Having baked and bought a huge amount of cookies in the last few years (thank you 2 pregnancies!!!), Mr B and I have come to the conclusion, that my ‘Chocolate Nirvana Cookies’ are pretty much at the top. Try them…you won’t regret it.

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