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CRUMBLE WITH TAMARILLOS POACHED IN RED WINE

Eleanor Ozich AUTUMN BREAKFAST SWEET DELIGHTS VIVA COLUMN WHOLESOME BAKING

CRUMBLE WITH TAMARILLOS POACHED IN RED WINE

  The loveliness of tamarillo eludes some people, although when sweetened with honey and poached in a light syrup of red wine, orange and star anise, the result is meltingly tender, and perfectly tangy. This is quite wonderful when spooned over thick, greek yoghurt, or topped with a buttery crumble and baked until bubbling. Find the recipe in this weeks column for VIVA. x Eleanor

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PANZANELLA WITH OREGANO AND ANCHOVIES

Eleanor Ozich DINNER ENTERTAINING LUNCH SALADS VIVA COLUMN

PANZANELLA WITH OREGANO AND ANCHOVIES

Panzanella is one of those fantastic stand-alone salads, with serious robust flavours. It's a great way to embrace the end of season tomatoes, when they are soft-skinned and beautifully ripe. I've added lentils to make the salad a little more substantial, and a small handful of roasted seeds for a toasty crunch.The salad becomes even more delicious when it has been made a few hours ahead as something special happens to the flavours as they mingle and melt together. I've shared the recipe in my column for VIVA. Happy weekend, friends!. x Eleanor Gorgeous photo captured by Greta Kenyon.

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MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Eleanor Ozich BEAUTY SIMPLE LIVING VIVA COLUMN

MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME BALM

Compose your very own signature scent with homemade perfume balm, it’s wonderfully simple to prepare, and can be made at home with only a handful of natural ingredients. I personally find most commercially made perfumes to be overwhelming, their fragrance cloying and artificial. One look at their ingredient list does nothing to improve my opinion, either. Once you’ve started making your own, you’ll be pleased to learn how heavenly it can be. Your homemade blend can be as simple or as complex as you choose, it’s all about developing your own personal scent profile that’s unique to your senses. You...

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SALTED CHOCOLATE AND BUCKWHEAT SLICE

Eleanor Ozich SWEET DELIGHTS VEGAN VIVA COLUMN WHOLESOME BAKING

SALTED CHOCOLATE AND BUCKWHEAT SLICE

You’ll be happy to know that this salted chocolate slice is sensationally delicious, as well as healthy. The filling contains the magical ingredient of avocado, creating a sensuously rich ganache that’s not overly sweet. There’s also no cooking required, just good, pure ingredients. I've shared the recipe in this weeks column for VIVA. If you give it a go, I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below! Eleanor x

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FROZEN YOGHURT POPSICLES WITH RASPBERRY HONEY JAM

Eleanor Ozich SWEET DELIGHTS VIVA COLUMN

FROZEN YOGHURT POPSICLES WITH  RASPBERRY HONEY JAM

I have been making popsicles. Little, creamy indulgences that are perfectly rich without being particularly sweet. I begin with luxurious double cream, and stir in to thick, Greek yoghurt. Plump little raspberries are gently crushed with a spoonful or two of my favourite Lumojo Manuka honey, earthy and beautiful with it’s subtle toffee flavour. I then layer dollops of each in to the popsicle moulds, and pop them in to the freezer.  If you'd like to try the recipe, I've shared it in this week's column for VIVA. Eleanor x  

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