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Red Velvet Cake

Looking for a desert to wow your guests this weekend? Look no further than this recipe for red velvet cake. It's a desert I used to consider as appropriate for nothing other than kids birthday parties, but after remembering a little baking secret shared with me by a world famous chef, red velvet has become my new cake obsession.  — Read More —
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Hey Ladies … #Choose Beautiful!

I came across the new ChooseBeauty advertising campaign from the award winning marketing minds behind the makers of Dove personal care products. I must admit, it stopped me in my tracks.  And it made me wonder... — Read More —
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Easter Ham!

Why do I wait until Easter to indulge one of my favourite proteins...a big 'ole roast ham? It has got to be one of the easiest and crowd pleasingest menu anchors out there (unless of course you're observing passover.) And on top of that, it'll leave lots of money for some nice wine to go with it. — Read More —
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Anna’s Favourite Travel Goods

Are you a world traveler? Or a busy parent ferrying kids to and fro? Perhaps you're a career girl on the rise and on any given day you're running from your office to your warehouse before jumping on a plane to head to a conference. Whatever your life picture, you're on the go all the time. I can relate. — Read More —
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Seeking (Non) Parenting Advice

Children are funny little creatures. Between the ages of around four and six they are, in my eyes, hilarious, easy to fool and easy to impress. Once they pass about 8, things get much more complex. Especially if said children aren't your own. — Read More —
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Fight Cruelty with Kindness

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead — Read More —
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In Defence of the Anchovy

Anchovies get a bad rap. Many people turn up their nose when the little fishes come draped across the top of a pizza or salad, as though they're not meant to be there. Like a hair or a slug. But if you want to make and eat the tastiest food you're going to have to learn to cook with these little guys. And my bet is you already love them. Because they're there, in your favourite salad dressing, in your Worcestershire sauce and they're probably the X-factor in that delicious plate of pasta at your favourite Italian restaurant. — Read More —
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Time to Kill….on Grand Cayman Island

If someone ever invites you to come along while they're on business in the Cayman Islands, even if it's only for three days and requires you to fly diagonally from one end of the continent to the other; you have to move your schedule around, cancel plans, board your dog and you don't have time for a pedicure - do it. — Read More —
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How To Get Your Own TV Show

If there’s one thing I get asked advice about (besides where to go in Croatia) it's how to get a TV show off the ground. Anna and I have received countless emails and queries about this, with people asking if they can pick our brains about the TV world. — Read More —
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Getting Your Menu Right

Choosing complimentary dishes to round out a menu is a challenge for many home cooks. But by following a few simple guidelines you can easily learn to think for yourself and create interesting and delicious menus, beyond the obvious chicken and mashed potatoes (not that there's anything wrong with that combination). — Read More —