Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bees and January

bees-2Looking back I never thought I would end up wanting to keep honey bees. After all, a desert island with an arid climate doesn’t  sound like the most suitable habitat. We’ve always had the dwarf honey bees nesting among our Bougainvillea and trees for many years and a fallen hive from a tree in the garden sparked my interest into the possibility of keeping bees. Continue reading

Dukkah | A Blend of Nuts and Spices

dukkah-spice-blendDukkah is a middle eastern condiment that’s easy to make and a handy store cupboard condiment to have and made by mixing a variety of toasted ground nuts, seeds and spices. This recipe uses hazelnuts but there are recipes that use pistachio, macadamia, almonds or a blend of nuts. It really is one of those recipes that you can experiment with and make your own version. Continue reading

Mexican Hot Chocolate | Champurrado

champurrado_mexican-hot-chocolateWith a nippy chill in the air this is a perfect time to indulge in a cup of hot Champurrado. A traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink flavored with cinnamon and with a slight pudding-like texture from Masa Harina, the flour used for making corn tortillas. Continue reading

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