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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Hello friends, I'm back from vacation! Did you miss me? I know I missed you all! We had a fabulous week in Clearwater Beach, Florida but it feels good to be home. If you follow me on social media at all then you got to catch a glimpse of my trip. If not, don't fear! I'll be sharing an overview later this week along with some pics just so you can see what I was up to!
For now, let's talk Mexican food. Do you love it or hate it? I am a HUGE fan! Honestly, I could eat a Mexican dish every day for the rest of my life. Tacos, enchiladas, name it, I love it.
This month is Mexican month for the Blogger Recipe Challenge group. I can't wait to share some of my favorite recipes with you! This first one isn't your traditional Mexican dish. I created a delicious fruit salsa and paired it with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. Everyone has a traditional salsa and chips recipe, so I wanted to mix things up a bit!
The fruit salsa is fresh and sweet, but not too sweet…

Simnel cake

A fruity simnel cake is an Easter classic – it will also make a delicious fruity alternative to all that chocolate
Ingredients 155 g unsalted butter, softened 350 g luxury mixed dried fruit 150 g soft light brown sugar 3 large free-range eggs, beaten 200 g self-raising flour 2 tsp ground mixed spice 20 g stem ginger, finely chopped 454 g golden marzipan 2 tbsp apricot jam
Method Preheat the oven to 170°C, fan 150°C, gas 3. Grease and line the base and sides of 20 cm deep sided round cake tin with 5g of the butter and baking parchment.
Place the dried fruit in a mixing bowl, pour over boiling water to cover and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Strain the dried fruit through a sieve, pat dry on kitchen paper and leave to cool slightly.
In the bowl of a free-standing mixer, cream the remaining butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. While the mixer is still on gradually add the eggs, one at a time, adding a tablespoon of flour with each addition until well mixed. Turn off the machine and using …

Spot of Tea: Numi Holiday Chai

Spot of Tea: Numi Holiday Chai:
From Drinks
[Photograph: Alice Gao]
I'm not in favor of holiday creep, but this spiced-up Assam tea has such a delicious winter-appropriate aroma that I'm almost feeling ready to deck the halls.
Cinnamon, ginger, anise, and cardamom come together with brisk, malty tea flavors for a spicy, eye-opening cup. It's bold without being bitter, and the gingery spice lingers in your mouth. It's more gingery than peppery—perfect for sipping with a gingerbread cookie. You could add some steamed milk and sugar for added richness, and to mellow it out a bit, but those who enjoy spicy chai will like this tea as-is, whether they are ready to hang up the stockings or not.
Numi also makes a rooibos-based herbal version of this tea.
Are you a chai tea drinker? Do you have a favorite brand?
$3.50 to $6.99, available online and at grocery stores. Sample provided for review.

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