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Vegan Scones

My name’s Jenny and I’m a recovering teaholic.  This Wednesday makes it six months since my last cup of tea.  I no longer get the shakes.  I yearn for a good brew about once a fortnight rather than once a … Continue reading

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Bakewell Tartlets

The weekend just gone is one of my favourite weekends to be at home:  that one summer weekend when Wimbledon (the only fixture on the tennis calendar that most Brits know/care about) and Glastonbury (the biggest music festival in the … Continue reading

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Cherry Cake

Malted cakes always seem to feature amongst Fathers’ Day collections on food or cooking blogs, and it always baffles me as to why.  Do men not have the same tastes as women and children?  Would they not also enjoy a … Continue reading

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Fig & Hazelnut Scones

When it comes to cafes, I always opt for independent ones rather than chains when I’m back in the UK.  There is certainly no lack of them in Edinburgh where I went to university – some proudly proclaiming “JK Rowling wrote Harry … Continue reading

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Tea Loaf

Before flying home for Christmas, I told my students that I hadn’t seen my mum for one year.  They were aghast.  “How would you feel if you didn’t see your mum for a whole year?” I asked.  “We would die,” one … Continue reading

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Vanilla Almond Scones

One of the great Hong Kong institutions is afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel – the HK equivalent of tea at The Ritz, I imagine.  Alas, the price tag means it’s not something to be indulged in regularly, but that just makes … Continue reading

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Scones

After a lovely Easter weekend spent sunning myself (aka burning myself to a crisp) on Boracay island in the Philippines, today brought me back to reality with a bump.  I’m yearning to be back on the beach, lazing about and … Continue reading

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