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Chicken with thyme in a wine cream sauce

There’s a an old joke that I think of whenever I pick thyme leaves off the little plant that’s survived windowsills, balconies and back to a window sill again, hardy as can be. “You want to hear a joke about … Continue reading

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Devils on Horseback

I like my Halloween with a dose of classic. Not for me the gruesome slasher movies of my teenage sleepover years – no virgin safe, no mirror unbroken, buckets of gore. I prefer a good old fashioned scary story.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Vespers and Roasted Bacon Figs

“The best cocktail I ever had” sighed Yosi, “was a Vesper.” We were into day two of our Malaysian restaurant week celebrations, which started with dinner at Laut and had moved into lunch at Fatty Crab. Naturally, given the hedonistic … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Better The Devil You Know? Beers and “Salad” (Deviled) Eggs

James was introducing his new boyfriend to his cousins visiting from Kentucky, and wanted moral support so he invited a group of relative-appropriate friends to come along to the bar and be on their best behavior.

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Colcannon Cakes

These ingredients will make about 8 ice-cream scoop cakes, I’d reckon on 2 per person with a poached egg as a main course, and I’d make enough for seconds, but with a drink, I’d make them smaller, tbsp sized and … Continue reading

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Detox spinach salad

This is based on the salad at Arte on West 73rd street – one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It’s all white table cloths and traditional Italian food, but with a lovely neighborhood charm about it, and a … Continue reading

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Apple stuffing (serves 6)

1 large onion 2 sticks of celery 2 tbsp butter 2 rashers of bacon 2 handfuls of dried cranberries 2  – 3 apples ( a cup full of diced apple) 1 handful of chopped pecans 2 cups of breadcrumbs – … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – classic buttermilk pancakes

We were in a diner somewhere in the sprawling vastness of Los Angeles, the morning after my school-friend Yoo Na’s wedding; a group of Brits, nursing hangovers and jet lag, recovering from the excitement of the festivities (and an exhausting … Continue reading

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10 Valentines Breakfast in Bed Ideas

Yes it’s on a Monday. No, it might not be the most relaxed breakfast in bed of all time, but it’s worth taking the time to make an impression with these low effort Valentines breakfast ideas.

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This dinner will get you laid – 6 Menus for Valentines

Jonathan and I officially “don’t do” Valentines Day. We will not be taken in by cards with kittens on them, or by Snoopy-themed chocolates. No set price menus including duck, a chocolate dipped strawberry and a swirl of raspberry coulis … Continue reading

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