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Happy Valentines Day! And a side of steak.

Valentines Day. Romance! Sugar! Optional Cynicism!

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The Wednesday Tipple – Cherry Mojito

Do you ever find yourself looking at an apple and thinking: you’re too perfect to be a real apple, you look like the apple in Snow White? Or at a pineapple and thinking: should I eat you, or would Chiquita … Continue reading

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Peach Sour Cream Muffins for a summer-holiday-ish breakfast in bed

We were out watching whales. Far too early in the morning, somewhere off the coast of Gloucester, scanning the horizon for spouts of air, or the flash of a tail, or a body breaching out of the water.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Herbed Goat Cheese Peach Tart and Parisian Romance

True Romance with a capital R. My friend James has abandoned his Brooklyn apartment, handed in his notice at his job in an office off Union Square, and will move to Paris forthwith, to be with the woman he loves.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Roast duck breasts and pink cabbage puree

The first Valentines Day that I spent with the man I ended up married to was, not to put too fine a point on it, awkward and uncomfortable.

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The Monday Treat – 20 things to make with a heart shaped cutter

Valentines is upon us. Now that Superbowl is over I am prepared to get out the pink candles, the wooden heart mobile, and, most importantly of all, the heart shaped cutters out of the box.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Duck Rillettes

Big news from Rachel at choir. Her movie has been released! In selected cinemas. For a limited time.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Risotto with wild mushroom and oranges

Fall colors and romance.  That was the plan.

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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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This Dinner will Get You Laid – Salmon with pea mint puree and new potatoes

It’s been a week full of wedding anticipation – and the dinner that I have in mind is in keeping with the mood. Elegant food, old fashioned flavors, perfect with champagne and a silver candelabra.

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