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10 stocking stuffers for foodies.

Vanilla – real vanilla is transformative in cookies, cakes, custards, curries. This bundle is such a treat. Peter Luger Steak Sauce – the greatest steak sauce, from arguably the greatest steakhouse in NYC. Perfect with all kinds of meat – … Continue reading

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10 food gifts to take to a party

Peppermint bark – ruinously expensive, but totally delicious. It’s a classic. Quality Streets – The absolute British festive chocolate of choice. A flavor for every taste – I knew Jon and I were meant to be together when it turned … Continue reading

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Not being Mary, and Clementine Bourbon Mulled Wine.

Let’s be honest. In the school nativity play, the role, The Role, really, is Mary. She might not get a lot of lines, but she gets all the glory for sure. Glory, and a pale blue robe.

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Quick pickled onions with Thanksgiving leftovers in mind.

Thanksgiving is great. Love it. Thank you, America. Especially for the sweet potato bake. But I’m not going to lie – I might actually enjoy the leftovers more than the dinner.

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Bourbon Cranberry Sauce and thankfulness and puppies!

What are you thankful for this year? That’s the question on the table today.

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Pumpkin Soup and Not Worrying.

Things advertisers in my inbox think I need that I didn’t think I needed before I saw the advert, and now I’m not so sure:

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Oozing pus chocolate cupcakes and a Rotarian Halloween

One Halloween when my husband was a teenager, he was picked to perform in a Murder Mystery night hosted by the local Rotary Club. “It was themed around classic Halloween characters – Dracula, Frankenstein, a Ghost. Someone got murdered, and the … Continue reading

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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.

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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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