Author Archives: Kate

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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Lamb pomegranate tagine for Epiphany, and nativity tigers

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. … Continue reading

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The best holiday game ever and easy chocolate spiced 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: Caravan Sites I have Visited.

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