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Lamb Tagine for an epiphany feast

“I don’t want to be a King,” protested Arthur, when told that he had to participate in the annul family nativity show. “I don’t want to and you can’t make me.”

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – bravery, hats, chicken piccata and a side of kink

My friend Wendy’s friend has made a brave life choice; she’s given up being a lawyer, or a market analyst, or whatever it was that she did in her fancy midtown office, and is following her dream of making hats.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Thanksgiving Roast Chicken – and a triumphant lack of naked ballet!

Here are some of the things that a quick poll of my friends revealed they are thankful for this year: good health, family, having jobs, not having mice, iPads. Here’s what I am thankful for this year: I did not … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Imam Bayildi, the priest wept

Imam bayildi is one of the all time great, most delicious ways to eat aubergine / eggplant.

The name means “the priest wept”, and theories as to why exactly the priest wept abound; possibly he had a young wife whose dowery was mostly paid up in barrels of olive oil. She cooked this dish for him. He loved it. She cooked it again for him. He loved it. She cooked it again, and that was the end of her olive oil dowery. Or possibly the priest cried in sheer pleasure as olive oil dripped down his chin when he took his first mouthful of creamy eggplant, and soft sweet tangle of onions. Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Zucchini pancakes all the way from Turkey

  There are moments in life where we are suddenly confronted with the fact that our parents are Real People too. And in the case of my parents, very stylish Real People. There they are, going along, being all parent-y, … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Blueberry Thyme gin Collins and herbed goat cheese toasts

A happy respite from the 100 degree heat in the city brings my friends out on the balcony to drink cocktails and watch the setting sun reflect in the windows.

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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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The Wednesday Tipple – Limoncello Fizz and Garlic Bread

The weather, having taken a turn for the better here in NYC, has pushed us outside onto the balcony, where we sit wrapped up in sweaters, and watch our fledgling plants as their new leaves flutter in the breeze. Are … Continue reading

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Wednesday Tipple – A Blushing Lady gets twisted with Parsley Pesto

I am prone to blushing, and not in a sweet fresh faced English rose sort of way. Unlike Amazing Grace, who generally looks like a commercial for Benefit tint. Things are going well with Alex. Blush. He’s basically living with … Continue reading

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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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