Football Fail, Superbowl and Chorizo Nachos

Nacho with chili tomato and cheese

Dom, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, was excited to be invited to his first Giants game, “I didn’t know a lot about American sports, but I was willing to give them a go.” Continue reading

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Obsession – this tonic syrup

Tonic

It’s the most pretentious thing in the world to obsessed with small batch artisanal tonic syrup. That’s it really. But what’s a gal to do?  Continue reading

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Smores! For happiness.

Smores

I’d toasted marshmallows before I came to America – of course I had. Pretty much the only thing that persuaded me to Guide Camp was the prospect of a toasted marshmallow. But real, genuine, smores? Nope. Continue reading

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The last of the Christmas Chocolate

The last of the Christmas Chocolate

Apparently no couple is above domestic drudgery: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spent two late nights last week cleaning out her wardrobe to match her “2015 vision”.

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The legend of the Insect Eater – and Guinness Beef Pie

Steak and Guinness Pie

So I met a man at a party who told me that he once had a friend who worked at Coney Island in a curiosities show. Her particular curiosity and talent was that she was able to eat insects in a theatrical way. Continue reading

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Lamb pomegranate tagine for Epiphany, and nativity tigers

Lamb Tagine Recipe

Every Christmas, we spend a lot of time driving around the UK, visiting family, and one thing this year was inescapable: the children in our lives, our godchildren, our nieces and nephews and the children of cousins, are growing up. Barbies are out. K-pop is in. Not across the board, of course, but at the top end we now have teenagers in the family. Continue reading

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The best holiday game ever and easy chocolate spiced cookies

Freezer Cookies

The holiday season is a time of family gatherings and family gathering games. Here’s one of our favorites, from Uncle Elwyn’s 80th birthday party:

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Snowbirds and roasted cauliflower penne

Cauliflower and penne recipe

Norma and Roger, friends of my parents, recently announced their Snow Bird plans; “We’re changing thing up a little this year. We’ve booked a house in Naples for 2 months. January and February. It’s going to be great, right?”

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Post Christmas Shopping Burger and Martini round up.

Cheeseburger

The presents are achieved! With a last minute dash to the Upper East side on a secret mission before the carol service last night, I am finished. The washing has been put through. The suitcases have been located and emptied of random blankets and towels. We are ready to pack and get British Christmas underway. Continue reading

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10 stocking stuffers for foodies.

Holly Illustration for Christmas cocktail

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