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This is my favorite supper in the summer: a picnic of great things: a lovely cheese, good bread, a crunchy salad, maybe some avocado spritzed with lime and salt, maybe a plate of ham, maybe a salami. A little bowl … Continue reading
As Jon and I walked through the urban wasteland of Gowanus Brooklyn, looking for a disused canning factory, we had to wonder; had we fallen into a Hipster trap?
I was a reluctant camper as a child. Bugs, rain, sleeping on the ground – not really my scene. On my return from my first guide camp I sat on the bathroom floor sobbing as ants marched out of my … Continue reading
At 3 o’clock this morning I stood in the physics department at NYU and raised a glass to science’s latest greatest achievement. The Higgs boson has been discovered and my husband and his friends literally could not have been more … Continue reading
There are some picnics that cry out for excess. If you’re watching opera while wearing black tie in a field, you might as well bring the candelabra with you. Once you’ve got over the idea of picnic extravagance it becomes … Continue reading
The fact that I love picnics so much must surely have something to do with my Mum, who would regularly slap some Marmite on a roll and take my sister and I out to Isabella Plantation to swing on the … Continue reading
A few years ago my friend Hector, famous for his hospitality, invited Jon and I to join him on a rug at the Blenheim Horse Trials. This is not something we usually do. Questions flooded into our minds; what is … Continue reading
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
It has been said that all you need for a really great picnic is a baguette, a ripe brie, a bunch of grapes and a bottle of wine. But why would you want to stop there?
Jonathan and I officially “don’t do” Valentines Day. We will not be taken in by cards with kittens on them, or by Snoopy-themed chocolates. No set price menus including duck, a chocolate dipped strawberry and a swirl of raspberry coulis … Continue reading