Author Archives: Kate

Comforting Tomato Soup for Cold Days

Some days, the wind blows in off the Hudson, through your coat, through your fluffy cardigan that looks as though it’s been made from the skins of Abominable Snowmen, through your thermals, through your skin, and straight to your bones.

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Snowmen – linguine with roasted lemons, olives and capers

Jo, aged almost 3, went to see the play version of The Snowman as his seasonal theatre treat. If you don’t know the story of the boy and his snowman who comes alive one night to transport him on a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Amaretti Treats – no bake, no bondage

So go on, confess, did you read 50 Shades of Gray? This was the question posed recently by my cousin to a room full of our relatives.

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Tea Cake and Great British Drama

Great British Drama: the other night, I broke my parents’ kettle by boiling it with no water in it. The button clicked up and down, no lights came on. Heat was notably absent. So I boiled water in a pan, … Continue reading

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Valentines Gifts for people who love love, and love food.

These truffles are everything. Pink. Chocolate. Heart-shaped box. Boom. Hearts not your thing? How about Penguins? Terribly romantic when you think about it, mating for life. Until you eat them. 1940’s champagne saucers: the essence of glamor. And a bottle … Continue reading

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Football Fail, Superbowl and Chorizo Nachos

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.”

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Obsession – this tonic syrup

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? 

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Smores! For happiness.

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.

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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

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 … Continue reading

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