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Gluten-free cornbread

Gluten-free cornbread is the perfect salad side dish around. We are such corn lovers in our household and would eat a couple of corn on the cobs per week. Especially my son, he just loves corn so much! I wanted to make a healthier, vegan and gluten-free version and the first go was a pretty good success. You can sub the gluten-free flour for normal whole wheat or white pastry flour for a more light effect.
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Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple upside down cake has summer written all over it. It's light, decadent and has a sweet tang thanks to the pineapple. I am in love with these last couple days. The mornings are still a bit fresh, but then later in the day, it gets slightly heated and then cools down once again around four in the afternoon. The birds sing and the wildflowers, especially the pops of red from the poppy flowers make me so happy. There are lilac trees and elderflower trees, that I didn't even know was around us a year ago. I watch our son play, and he is just having a ball playing outside. This season of life I am enjoying so much.
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Cinnamon dumplings

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It's my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It's doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after...
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Spelt pancakes quince blackberry compote

Fluffy Spelt pancakes with quince blackberry compote are gonna be hard to beat. These oh so fluffy heavenly pancakes are just magic combined with the tangy blackberry quince compote. We are such pancake lovers in our house. Since eating a decent breakfast in a small town in the south of France we have to settle to drive a whole hour to get a decent breakfast.
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Malva pudding pancakes

Malva pudding pancakes are LIFE! Gimme pancakes any day, but oh Malva Pudding pancakes are just absolutely amazing! These pancakes are made out of a South African dessert that all South Africans and others that have had the privilege to taste, adore! It's like caramel, moist, can't stop eating amazing.
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Caramel filled Hertzoggies

Caramel Filled Hertzoggies is the hybrid of an SA favorite cookie that normally has an apricot filling. These, these cookies are just super duper amazing! I absolutely love the normal kind of Hertzoggies, but I am sure that these are from now on my absolute favorite.
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Healthy Milktart crepes

Milktart Crepes have become my ultimate favorite way to eat crepes. Even though Nutella coconut filled crepes right next to the Ifle tower is hard to beat. Crepes with a view can be anyone's favorite am I right? No matter what they taste like. Now you don"t have to go all the way to France to experience good enough crepes. I combined the much loved French dessert with a well-known favorite in South African. One thing that we have in common is that we love crepes too. I guess that I am finding more and more similarities to cure the "missing home" blues.
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Happy first year

Happy first year mom and baby. First time mom, surviving the first year abroad is not only my personal experiences but the voices of so many other mothers that have daring taken on the task of having kids far away from home. So yes, we all are superwomen, whether you are close to family or not. The exception here is that we have to do without that teeny bit of help when it is needed the most. Exhale mom. You're gonna be fine.
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Wholehearted healthy rusks

Wholehearted healthy rusks will have to do to cure the winter blues. Since it's the month of February and all, snuggling up with these or your other half is kind of obligatory. These are just one of my all-time favorite things to eat night or day, meal or snack. If you don't know about rusks then, you're missing out. It's basically baked sweet bread, dried out and generously dipped into a steaming mug of coffee.
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Favorite festive treats

Favorite festive treats bring back so many memories of my Childhood Christmas. No our Noël experience in France has been somewhat different and sometimes challenging, but we remained optimistic as this season allows you to be. The smells of Speculoos spiced lattes, Nutella filled crepes and glue wine. When it comes to celebrating a French Christmas I have it pretty down to a T for this year to come. Come and read a bit more and get a few ideas for your Christmas table.