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Green Bean and Raspberry Salad

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This recipe is for a green bean and raspberry salad with buttermilk and grilled goat cheese. I decided to use lettuce from my garden instead of the little gem lettuce the recipe calls for, and I skipped the hazelnuts.

I thought the salad tasted nice but did not require so many ingredients. Due to the shallots in the dressing, I could not really make out the mint or tarragon, and I didn’t feel that the raspberries added anything to the dish. The goat cheese, however, went very well with the dressing and I would probably use it in a simplified version of the salad.


Victoria Sponge with Berries

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I had guests for dinner but no dessert so we quickly made a Victoria sponge. I reduced jam with brandy to make a topping, and added fresh berries.

Rice Flour Dumplings on a bed of Macerated Red Berries

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The dumplings are made from glutinous rice flour, salt, baking powder, boiling water and stevia. The dough was divided in thirds and one part was mixed with matcha powder while another part was mixed with cocoa powder. The dough was rolled into strands, braided, looped back and rolled some more before being cut and rolled into balls which were boiled.

The dumplings are set on a bed of macerated raspberry and strawberry sweetened with agave syrup and stevia.

Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake


This beautiful dessert has a brownie layer topped by cheesecake topped by whipped cream with raspberries. I deviated from the recipe by swirling raspberry jam into the cheesecake layer to increase the raspberry content.


If I were to make this recipe again, I would reduce the butter in the brownie mixture as it oozed out of the sides a little while baking. Of course this is not intended to be a healthy dessert, but if the butter is leaking, there’s more in there than is required.


I decorated with a few edible flours, a raspberry leaf, some chocolate curls and some fresh raspberries. Because I took this to a party I did not get a picture of a single slice until almost too late.


Raspberry-Rhubarb Pie

I used unbleached flour in the pie crust.


Raspberry Mini Cheesecake

To make this I made a butter-rich pastry dough which was filled with honey chèvre whisked with raspberry jam, then baked for 20 minutes and dusted with sugar. After it cooled I decorated it with leftover grilled strawberries.


Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie

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Recently I was sitting at my computer before breakfast and contemplating what I should eat. This recipe inspired me to make a smoothie. I didn’t measure, but I estimate my smoothie as containing 1 cup of hazelnut milk, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, a handful of cocoa nibs, 1 banana, 7 Medjool dates and one carrot. Cocoa nibs give a less pronounced chocolate flavour than cacao powder but add a satisfying texture. The carrot was an attempt to balance the fruit sugar a bit and can’t be tasted. Of course it is still a sweet and sugary breakfast, nice for a weekend but not for every day.