Posts From Lisa Durbin

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Lisa’s Letters Home: A Very Comforting Jam Roly Poly

There are quite a few traditional English desserts that I haven’t attempted to make yet and there are some that I’m convinced are named solely as a joke for tourists

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Lisa’s Letters Home: Mini Breakfast Frittatas to Go!

I love small food because small things do not contain many calories. Therefore, you can shove five small foods in your mouth and still be eating healthily. I also love

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

Sometimes I ask what seems like a simple question to my friends and family on Facebook, which subsequently turns into 130 heated comments. Case in point: what’s your favourite British

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Lisa’s Letters Home: North African Meatballs with Cous Cous

Most meals I make are cooked in one pot because a) they are great time savers and b) I hate doing the dishes. I puffy heart love my slow cooker

By Ingredient

Lisa’s Letters Home: Beef With Mushroom Sauce

If snuggling up to a pot roast is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. You know when people ask you in person/a Facebook quiz/in primary school via a wadded up

Vegetables

Lisa’s Letters Home: Grilled Duck and Noodle Soup

My grandmother was Japanese-Canadian, which meant that our holiday dinner table had an unusual hybrid of things like roast turkey and sushi rolls. Although she was a tiny woman who

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Lisa’s Letters Home: The Great British Roast

In my dreams, I am that parent that produces a fabulous, nutritionally-balanced meal every night with the entire family round the table. I also envision no fighting, no shouting, no

Snacks & Desserts

Lisa’s Letters Home: Chocolate Pots with a Side of Siena

It’s always a bit tricky when we have people over for supper. We don’t want to inflict our dietary choices on unsuspecting friends (“Here, I made you a crustless cheesecake

Dinner

Lisa’s Letters Home: Slow Cooker Pork Taco

I have no time at all for pretty much everything. This includes making sure the kids have clean uniforms, remembering to pack lunches, and getting a chance to wash my

Nutrition

Lisa’s Letters Home: Whoa Nelly, What’s In Those Burgers?

The big food-related news this week here in England was the discovery of horsemeat (horse DNA) in frozen burgers at some of our major supermarkets: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688 I was surprised that this wasn’t