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“Latkes” – both food and cultural tourism

Last year, Jon and I decided that we would head over to Williamsburg to experience the traditions of Hanukkah in their natural setting. Cultural tourists to the core, we had a list of restaurants in hand, each one specializing in … Continue reading

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Latkes, bullies, a dragon and a My Little Pony

When Jon and I go for our Saturday morning excursions into New York to forage for coffee and bagels, we occasionally pass a local middle school. This school has a distinctive mural painted by the kids on the playground wall, … Continue reading

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Pot roast beef with Shrewsbury Sauce

Every year our Christmas ritual takes us past Shrewsbury to the village of Edgemond, for a huge family get together involving a rotating cast of children – anywhere from 10 – 15 under tens. They rampage about in the nicest … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Lillet Blanca and Pommes Anna

There are places to go to in New York when you want to pretend that you are in Paris. Jean Claude on Sullivan Street springs instantly to mind, Balthazar of course, and Pastis, which is where I met my friend … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – cold shandy and hot potato wedges with lemon mayo

Did you have a good long weekend? It’s such a lovely feeling to be at Wednesday already, gearing up for mid-week drinks. If only all Mondays could be spent sitting on the balcony reading Marie Claire and planting out the … 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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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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Bread Sauce Scented Mashed Potatoes

1 baking potato per person ½ tbsp butter per person Salt and pepper Onion 3 Cloves Pepper 1 bay leaf Splash of cream Peel and cut the potatoes into 6ths Put into a pan of cold water with the quartered … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Guinness and Colcannon cakes

There are nights when a Guinness seems like a good idea. And there is nothing in the world that goes so well with a Guinness than colcannon cakes. Colcannon is a traditional Irish food – a mixture of mash potato … Continue reading

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Roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes with cranberries

Ingredients (serves 6) 1 medium pumpkin 8 large sweet potatoes 20 Fingerling potatoes 1 handful of dried cranberries soaked for five minutes in a splash of orange juice Olive oil Salt and pepper Slice the pumpkin into 1 inch wedges, … Continue reading

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