Pear and honey smoothie

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Is it weird that I really love pears? It has to be in my top three favourite fruit along with prickly pears and melons. I love ’em. And I love ’em in baking … as in pear and caramel muffins. And I love ’em in smoothies … as in pear and honey smoothies with some cinnamon. Try ’em. You’ll love ’em too. Also, I won’t be using ’em again. Bit too much?

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Green smoothie with peaches

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It’s been a week of milk chocolate treats, ice cream, waffles and more ice cream. Green smoothies with peaches to the rescue! It’s my version of a detox smoothie but with none of the creepy detoxy tastes – this one is packed with sweet apple and peachy flavours and it’s oh so good for you. Keep the recipe for when you’re having one of those weeks.

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Rooibos iced tea with lemon and honey


I haven’t been so sad to finish a book in a long time. I held on to the last pages of The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver for as long as I possibly could. Since I read The Poisonwood Bible, I’ve been a huge fan of her work. The huge amount of research that went into The Lacuna to create the perfect blend between history and fiction is evident in every character, landscape and event. The novel portrays well-known artists Diego Riviera and Frieda Kahlo, and politician Lev Trotsky along with other prominent figures, from the view of a young cook in their Mexican kitchen. The story is written as journal entries and spans over almost 30 years. Definitely a book I’d recommend if you’re into the arts and history. I absolutely loved it.

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