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The Monday Treat – Lemon Cream Drizzle Cake

Perhaps it started when Ken and Carrie decided to celebrate both their birthdays and a wedding anniversary with a cake buffet at rotating restaurant The View; “What’s that you say?  Too touristy?  Shudder to think of navigating the Marriott Marquis’ … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Strawberries and Cream cocktails, and Strawberry scones

Two happy co-incidences align to strawberry-tint my world this week. One, the discovery of freeze dried strawberries at Trader Joes, brought to my attention by my friend Grace. “They’re Yuppie crack. You just can’t stop eating them!” The other, of … Continue reading

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Victoria Sponge Wedding Cupcakes

“That’s right,” said the man in front of us in the line for the tills in Selfridges. “A Buckingham Palace jelly mold”.

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The Monday treat – Lemon scones in anticipation of the Royal Wedding

Mere days away from the Royal Wedding, I can’t understand why people aren’t making more of a circus about it in the media. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to it with great anticipation, especially since I’m back in London, which is … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Dauphinoise Potatoes and Mustard Pork Chops

Dauphinoise potatoes are among life’s great pleasures. They also happen to be one of my husband’s favorite things to eat. Layers of potato are baked with butter and cream until they’re soft and melting, perfect alongside a seared mustard pork … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Raspberry White Chocolate Pavlova

The old oven finally passed on. But in true rage against the dying of the light style, tried to take us with it if it could, spewing gas relentlessly out of the burners and eventually having to be shut off … Continue reading

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Perfect New Year’s Eve Dinner for 2

Last New Year’s Eve, Jon and I were jet lagged and tired and in no mood to go out. We drank a great bottle of red wine, ate steak and napped in from of a movie, before making hot chocolate … Continue reading

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Perfect New Year for 8

New Years Eve is a time for elegance and extravagance. It’s pretty much the only dinner party of the year where black tie doesn’t feel like a crazy dress code. And much as I usually like to mix low brow … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Warm panettone bread pudding

I was heading to my choir rehearsal when I heard a New Yorker having a really good day. A group of tourists in brightly colored ski jackets (why?) approached him as we waited at the lights. “Excuse me,” asked one, … Continue reading

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Apple pierogi with warm apple compote

Last Hanukkah our friends Ingyin and Yosi cooked us the greatest latkes in the world and then promptly moved to Abu Dhabi to set up the new NYU physics department. Just the two of them and a whole bunch of … Continue reading

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