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Roast Chicken with Lemon

When you move house, everything is unsettled. You can’t find the scissors. You trip on the edge of the bed. You hear every creak in the floor, every tick of the pipes. Your stuff is in, but it’s nowhere near … Continue reading

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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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Basil tomato pesto salmon, with balcony herbs

First sunny weekend without thunder, Jon and I hit up the Union Square farmers’ market and planted herbs on the balcony. A few days later, and already the basil is thriving in the sunshine, bushing out, bursting upwards, to the … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic – and a side order of wisdom

“Just older, not wiser,” was Alan’s take on turning 40, as we sat down to – what else – chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bottle of champagne.

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The Monday Treat – rosemary garlic homemade potato chips and Olympic fever

“If I were an Olympian” said Ian, “I would be a swimmer. Not because I’m good at swimming, but because they have the best Olympics. They’re all done by the end of the first week and then they can slut … Continue reading

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This Dinner will get you laid – Chicken with Puy Lentils, and the superstitions of New Yorkers

Upon first impressions you may be fooled into thinking that New York is a highly rational place, rooted in the real. Real estate, real hard work, commerce, business – some guy was talking trash to a transvestite outside the Duplex … Continue reading

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Penne with sausage and ricotta

Back in New York on the cusp of a New Year brimming with possibilities, Jon and I headed more or less from the airport to a party in Brooklyn hosted by our friends Shea and Raphael with their adorable sausage dog … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with fresh tomato sauce

It’s been hot in New York. Did I mention it before? But as temperatures return to a more normal range (really hot, rather than really too hot) the affects of the weather on my friends is coming to light. Laura … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – The Weekend That Was! Wilderness Roast Chicken

Last weekend we had a redo of the weekend that never was, where a group of New Yorkers drove 3 hours into the countryside to hang out for the weekend in a rented house, only to be thwarted by sheet … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – homemade pesto with spaghetti

It really feels as though spring has finally, joyfully, arrived in New York. Baby ducklings are waddling through the park, a bird has made its nest in the back of my friend Keith’s air conditioner, which leaves him with something … Continue reading

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