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Time management. I have a problem with it, if you ask me. Big time! Of course I knew that Friday was coming close. Of course I knew that when Friday comes, Fiesta starts. And of course I knew I’m only the host of the Fiesta. None of these seemed to matter to me. I was still dilly-dallying ’til the last minute and by that time, I was too late. I’m showing up at my own Fiesta without anything to bring.

Good thing I took the day off from work today. Which, to me, means that it’s the day to wake up late. If you give me extra time to procrastinate, I promise I will use it. All right, all right, I will use the rest of the day to get busy in the kitchen. I promise.

In the meantime, you can party on! With Julianna @Foodie On Board and Hilda @Along The Grapevine. I, on the other hand, will be checking in and out while keeping my eyes on something in the oven, to be brought to the party later. It’ll be worth your wait, I promise.

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Here are features from last week’s fiesta. Thank you to my dream team Selma and Elaine for helping me select these.


Almond Paste Figs from Linda @La Petite Panière.

In Elaine’s words, “A-MAZ-ING!!!! These arabic sweets are just so perfect. Linda is a true artist.”

In Selma’s words, “[These] are quite incredible. A labour of love, made from scratch and totally gorgeous to look at! A very accomplished cook, Linda makes this seem so easy!”


Marvellous Mezze from Elaine @Foodbod.

In Selma’s words, “Elaine has been working really hard on her photography. She has even bought the Plate to Pixel book and I think that there is such an improvement in her pictures. She has created a wonderful spread of dips but, but, but… it is those sweet potato flatbreads that are just stunning. Only Elaine could have come up with a such a creative, good-for-you flatbread!”

I’m in complete agreement with Selma. Just look at those pictures! The flatbreads are ingenious! This is going to be how I will get my kids to eat sweet potatoes finally, I’m convinced. Thank you, Elaine!


Deep in Pie-Land from Sue @Birgerbird.

In Selma’s words, “Sue’s pies look amazing – What a lot of thought, practice and hard work Sue has put into them. The “Mr Fitz’ Pork Pie” came second in Savoury!! (I caught up with her on Instagram.) Congratulations Sue!!”

In Elaine’s words, “What a stunning collection of pies, every picture is gorgeous, you just want to pick them off the page – and we now know (via Instagram) that she was a winner!!” 


Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake from MB @Bourbon & Brown Sugar.

In Selma’s words, “Oh my giddy aunt!! What a wonderful cheesecake! And made from the remnants of her children’s devastation of the cupboards – how fortuitous for her school and for us!! Peanut Butter, Caramel and Chocolate Chips? Yes please – make mine a generous slice!!”

In my words, “What Selma said! Plus this – Can I wear this all over my face? ‘Coz that’s what I wanna do. Bury my face IN IT!”

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Okay, it’s late (I’m in so much troubbleee!) but link-up is on! Let’s party! Click on the button below to join the party. If you’re new to Fiesta Friday, please read the guidelines.

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