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About tara

Often heard to refrain "I left San Francisco for this?" Formerly homeschooled. Living the dirt-poor post-student expat life in various non-urban areas of England's North. Sanity preserved by cooking yummy foods for a multiple allergy diet.

Dairy Free Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

My never-fail, allergy safe chocolate trifle recipe. If there was any justice in this world, the brilliant mind who invented cake + pudding + booze should have a medal and a few bridges named after them. Continue reading

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How to be an ex-pat: Pimms

Weather is a guaranteed conversation here. It’s cliched, but socially useful, and in the case of the past few days, an expression of national celebration. It’s probably because this will be all for the English summer of 2012, but nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Liverpool World Museum review

It’s taken me six months of burn-out/therapeutic collections-management volunteerism, but I finally got back on the visit-a-museum horse. So to ease back in, we picked my favourite type: natural history/discovery centre. We decided to check out the Liverpool World Museum; making … Continue reading

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No one said there would be spiders

Last week was supposed to be the week we started introducing the Dog Wonder to vegetables and other table scraps. Celery was a safe choice, I thought, and gave him some along with some delicious unidentifiable organs from the carcass … Continue reading

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The dog does not eat better than you… yet.

Some people fantasize about weddings, careers and babies. I don’t buy into any of that nonsense.* I dream about dogs. And late last month, with perfect timing to be the best adult birthday present ever, we brought home the first … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caponata with Peppadews

We’re economizing this month due to a new addition to the household. More on his kennel coughing ways due imminently, perhaps after the weekly vet visits cease. I’m not great at sticking to a strict budget for food, but I’m … Continue reading

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Bacon Avocado Pizza

AKA the best pizza in the universe. I’m not kidding when I say I can live on bacon and avocado pizza. In fact, in South Africa I do. It’s the single greatest combinations of flavours on a cheese-less pizza. Fat, … Continue reading

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