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Hot Spiked Apple Cider

If you are lucky enough to be given the keys to a cottage in upstate New York in the middle of Fall, then this is the drink that you’re going to want to be sipping on the porch.

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Pulled Pork Chili and a Sporting Celebrity Encounter in time for Superbowl

I probably sit next to a celebrity. This is one of those large open plan offices, holding several different companies, all hot desking over three floors. So on this particular day I find a spot, and a guy sits down … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Popcorn, and the Christmas Music Playlist Challenge

The other day I was trying on potential Christmas Dresses in Ann Taylor Loft and the following music tracks played in this order:

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Clementine Cake – if you can make room in your busy Christmas bondage schedule

Walking from my apartment to the subway I pass 2 sex shops.

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Spiced Chocolate Christmas Cookies – and Chinese Knock Off Madonna

When I was a 12 years and 51 weeks old, my Dad ran a conference in Australia, and took the family with him for a holiday, via Hong Kong. Being almost 13, I took this entirely in my stride. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Apple Crumble and Elves

It started because I bought Jon a set of espresso cups for his birthday, and wondered aloud what we could do with the saucers. Since poor co-ordination so early in the morning had been the downfall of the last cups, … Continue reading

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Peach Sour Cream Muffins for a summer-holiday-ish breakfast in bed

We were out watching whales. Far too early in the morning, somewhere off the coast of Gloucester, scanning the horizon for spouts of air, or the flash of a tail, or a body breaching out of the water.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Rhubarb Vodka, delayed gratification, and naming stars with physicists

It’s interesting to talk to Jon’s physicist colleagues, who often have a very different spin on things that happen in life. “Nobody wants to do local galaxies anymore,” they say in passing at parties.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Bobbing for apples Hot Apple Punch, and Pumpkin Spice Popcorn for Bonfire Night

November the 5th is on the horizon. If you’re not British you’re probably thinking; sure, and November the 4th, in fact, and November the 6th for that matter too … and that’s because you have no historic foiled Catholic anti-monarchy … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Spiced Apple Cake

The long weekend is approaching, and that might mean picnicking in Central Park (my plan) or adventuring out of the city for a weekend of country-side fun (my plan last weekend). After a long drive out of the city, and, … Continue reading

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