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Pimms

So here we are, staring down the barrel at the end of Summer, and the end of living in this apartment.  Sunday and Monday were filled with sorting and packing, and sending our belongings off to storage for three weeks, … Continue reading

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Cold noodle salad – summer dresses and other obsessions

As the weather heats up in NYC I turn to the internet – dangerous start – to order summer dresses from websites – bad idea – with the vague intent that if they’re not absolutely perfect, I promise I’ll send … Continue reading

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Fattoush Salad, Hummus, and the unexpected risks of trapeezing

Too hot to walk quickly through the muggy Manhattan weather, I strolled along behind a couple of girls and listened to them chatting.

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The Monday Treat – Chicken with Tzatziki

Summer in New York brings with it a mass weekend exodus to the beach. I’m not much of a beach person really, and I enjoy my weekends in the city – markets, visiting the latest ice cream truck, walking in … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid – Arabian Nights Salads, if you’re feeling hot

Just when we though it couldn’t be getting any hotter: 100 degrees. 100 degrees? That’s just not reasonable. People are shaving their dogs.

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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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The Wednesday Tipple – Cucumber Collins and Raita

Back in New York and back on the balcony where there are now distinct winners, notably the peas and the herbs, and losers – yes, you, strawberries and asparagus and cucumbers. I have no idea why. What can I tell … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – London Ice Tea and Cucumber Sandwiches

  Back in London, back to beautiful spring weather – suck it New York – and back to proper tea. I hadn’t realized the extent to which I had gone native in America. Starting the day with a latte, picking … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Breakfast / Afternoon Tea ideas

Royal Wedding Breakfast Eggs en cocotte with boiled asparagus soldiers for dipping Lemon scones / Blueberry lemon scones Fresh berries Cups of tea / Glasses of freshly squeezed orange mimosas     Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Smoked salmon on cucumber … Continue reading

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Roast duck and pancakes

Duck pancakes are an off beat romantic meal – any finger food gets extra points in my opinion – and they start the New Year on a luxuriant culinary high note. Consider starting the meal with Pomelo Seabreezes, or lychee martinis and finish … Continue reading

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