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Chickpea soup for the soul

Dear reader I've been ill.  And to be honest, I'm not quite right yet but life, and death, must go on and I have a funer..

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A cake for a funeral

When I started writing this blog I knew that I wanted to write about food in all its functions.  Food is more than just ..

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Table staples: patak's balti paste

Who has the time, or the inclination, on a week night to make curry paste from scratch? Not I that's for sure.  Yes I kn..

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Italian and very frosty

I may get into a whole world of trouble for messing with a classic here but believe me when I say that frozen tiramisu i..

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Green and misunderstood

No, not the Incredible Hulk, though spending a lot of time being green and a whole lot more being misunderstood he does ..

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Friday lush: sailor jerry rum

One of my favourtie lines in a film is by the thoroughly gazeable  Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean (can't rememb..

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Pumpkin pie y'all

Well it is October, thoughts are turning to Halloween and pumpkins and ghosts and ghouls.  Lily loves Halloween, she was..

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Friday lush: pisco sour

I've been thinking, and blogging, about South America recently so I was happy to be led through the maze of streets in S..

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Good morning gorgeous

I've failed spectacularly on the 5:2 diet.  I tried, I failed, with two and half rock cakes made by my friend Rachel on ..

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Kitchen disaster zone

Last weekend everything I touched in the kitchen turned out to be a disaster.  Where to start?  I'll start with my cake...

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Friday lush: a dickens of a punch

When I studied English Literature at university many people asked, as they do when you're not studying a vocational subj..

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A cake for the weekend

I interviewed a very interesting woman this week for a magazine article that I am in the process of writing who made me ..

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Limbo and a banana rum butterscotch cake

I have a well stocked drink cabinet, that's not a metaphor for something cheeky, that's just saying I have to hand a goo..

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Stuffed baked potatoes and a winter slaw

Life is busy at the moment, there's a lot on the table so to speak.  As a result of these hectic times, all food that's ..

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Simple things

The start of the summer holidays has begun for me, rather strangely, in total peace and quiet and I am riding on a wave ..

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Friday lush: singapore sling

OK, so I'm living my life vicariously here through my partner.  He was in Singapore a couple of weeks ago and didn't put..

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Quinoa and a near death experience

In Bolivia there's a road called the North Yungas Road, affectionately known as El Camino de la Muerte (Death Road).  It..

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Not so mystic pizza

As much as I love cooking and messing around in the kitchen I am happy to step aside and be cooked for - more than happy..

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