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Easy Apple and Hazelnut Frangipane Tarts

I’m very happy to share this recipe, which I have made several times over the last few months. These apple and hazelnut frangipane tarts are quick to make and tasty. I find it hard to stop at one, so it’s best to make them while other people are around too. πŸ™‚ I think a nectarine variation will be nice in summer!

Although these use only a small amount of rice malt syrup instead of refined sugar, I should clarify: they are definitely still a treat! I’m pretty sure that puff pastry doesn’t really qualify as a ‘whole food’. Feel free to change up the frangipane mixture – use all almond meal or all hazelnut meal if that’s what you have. Sometimes I make a double batch of frangipane and keep the leftovers in the fridge to make another round later in the week! Continue reading

A (mostly) Fructose-Free Mothers Day High Tea!

After weeks of thinking and planning and trying out recipes, Mothers Day finally arrived and I got to host A (mostly) Fructose-Free Mothers Day High Tea for my mother and immediate family.

I’ve written before about my mother’s recent Diabetes diagnosis, and consequent shift in her diet, and mine, to reduce our fructose intake. Around this time last year, I took her to Adore Tea for her birthday, and we shared high tea. I will always remember that day because it was also when I told her I was pregnant with my second child. Continue reading

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