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Update From Oxford

June 23rd

Hi everyone, snow on the mountains but a wonderful crisp clear and sunny ‘cold’ Canterbury day here in Oxford. The café is full of people enjoying our winter menu – thick creamy farmhouse chowder, a farmers market warm roast vegetable salad and, can you believe it, a re-emergence of a good ...

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Tabouleh Salad

This salad is great for picnics as it travels so well. It can be prepared the day before if necessary.

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Spend a day in the kitchen with Jo

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Motel style units and warm hospitality

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"Its Easier than you Think" $49.90

Simple & delicious recipes from the Cook School. This is an ...

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