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5 Favorite Picnic Salads

Heavily into picnic mode, Jon and I went for a walk on the High Line – not some kind of strange circus stunt, but rather a modern park elevated on disused railway tracks above the city, meandering through the buildings … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Skirt (Steak) Sandwich with Herb Mayo

Even in a city like New York, populated by people who Pilate as enthusiastically as they experiment with juice cleanses and whey proteins, there are some foods that seem to defy resistance. One of these is frosting. The other is … Continue reading

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Garden of Eden Aphrodisiac Pizza

We’re going for serious aphrodisiac properties here if you believe in such things: the figs are the most obvious, (apparently Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover their nakedness in the Garden of Eden) and the honey contains b-vitamins … Continue reading

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Greek Salad Puff Pastry Tart

This tart is spread with a tapenade / ricotta mixture before being topped with tomatoes, feta and black olives. Tapenade is a black olive, anchovy, caper spread that can be bought in jars in most supermarkets. It can get a … Continue reading

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Warm Pear and Gorgonzola Tart with Walnuts and Arugula Salad

This tart serves 6 as a starter or 2 – 4 for dinner with more salad and bread 1 sheet of defrosted puff pastry 3 – 4 pears ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese 1 tbsp honey ¼ cup walnuts 2 … Continue reading

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Detox Coronation Turkey (serves 4)

Coronation Chicken was popularized by Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, and has been a staple of christening and wedding buffets ever since. My take on it switches out the chicken for left-over turkey, and I brighten it up with zingy limes, fresh … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Garden of Eden Aphrodisiac Pizza

Valentines Day, it seems, dropped like a stone into the lives of many of my friends with the ripples resonating into the week.

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The Monday Treat – Greek Salad Puff Pastry Tart

I’m through with winter. I know. There’s months of it to go, and I should suck it up and make the best of it with hearty stews, warming soups, sticky puddings and other seasonal deliciousness, and I will, but for … Continue reading

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The Monday treat – Warm pear and gorgonzola tart with arugula salad

I met Lizzy in Columbus Circle for wine and macaroons and to offer my opinion on which of two Coach bags was the cuter, and found her in a rather more than usually agitated state.

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The Monday Treat – Warm Goat Cheese and Cherry Salad

I have a soft spot for cherries that’s firmly rooted in my childhood. The skirt with the net underskirt, spotted with cherries, that I wore to the Headlands Hotel Disco. Cherryaid at birthday parties (the only time my sister and … Continue reading

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