Author Archives: Kate

Penne with Pumpkin and sage breadcrumbs

So the big news is … My sister got engaged!! To Matt, the extremely lovely man she’s been dating since University. Happy doesn’t even begin to cover it really. It’s just good good news, happening to people who deserve to … Continue reading

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Birthday Cheesecake

I suppose birthdays are the ideal time to take stock and make plans, assess progress, plan change etc. A time to get honest about what we want from life, and what we’re deluding ourselves about. Here’s one thing I can … Continue reading

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Sweater Weather, Unlikely Nudists and Chicken Parmigiana Stew

This, from Jeanmarie, who heard it from a man she met on a windy train platform on her commute into the city one early morning.

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Shred and Burn and Minestrone Soup

If you like to eat food as much as I do, then it’s probably a good idea to put trainers on every so often and run like you’re being chased.

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Lime-Spritzed Skirt Steak for Drama Tolerance

Jon and I have been together since we were 19, and in all that time, he has been dramatic precisely 3 times, and all for good reason: moving countries, changing jobs.

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Pina Coladas to take advantage of the joys of summer

So the mystery of how the mosquitoes were getting into the apartment in the first place was solved when I was taking a shower, watching one buzz purposefully up to the window screen, then continue, undeterred, straight through the mesh … Continue reading

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Was there enough Summer?

It’s an important question. THE important question, really. As the last few days slip by, it’s time to focus, get organized, make sure there was enough summer to keep us in happy rum-soaked sun-drenched fantasies come February.

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Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Sometimes only chocolate will do. This is chocolate worth splurging on.

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Mum and Dad go to Williamsburg, and we all eat Lentil and Beetroot Salad

Mum and Dad, not content with living it up all over Manhattan, spread their wings and left the Island to explore the wilds of Brooklyn beyond. They ate lentils, experienced an explosion of Mexican street art, wore sunglasses, and rode … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Sex Tips and Cucumber Gin and Tonics

Apropos of nothing, Sophia Vergara is dishing out unsolicited relationship advice down the side of my email. “Mess up your hair just a little,” she suggests, “it’s sexier that way.”

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