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Carrot Cake

So I’d heard that the Merchant’s House Museum did candle lit tours, and I persuaded Katherine and Duncan to come with us and meet my sister, over from London for the weekend. Jon navigated the website and got the not-as-cheap-as-you’d-ideally-like … Continue reading

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Tea Loaf, and a thoroughly British Holiday

I recently spent a week at home in the UK. And, much to the delight of my Downton Abbey bereft American friends, my trip was a catalogue of quintessentially British cliche.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Autumn Afternoon Tea, Blackberry Scones with Blackberry Jam (and nice cup of tea)

Immersed in Englishness, cup of tea in hand, I pillaged the brambles along the doctors’ fence at the back of my grandparents’ house, and I am now standing by the stove skimming scum from a batch of warm blackberry apple … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Gin Arnold Palmers and Arnold Palmer ice pops

“It was in the middle of yoga when I started to notice the guy next to me,” said my friend Sara as we sat in Washington Square Park watching grown men who ought to have known better playing some kind … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – London Ice Tea and Cucumber Sandwiches

  Back in London, back to beautiful spring weather – suck it New York – and back to proper tea. I hadn’t realized the extent to which I had gone native in America. Starting the day with a latte, picking … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Breakfast / Afternoon Tea ideas

Royal Wedding Breakfast Eggs en cocotte with boiled asparagus soldiers for dipping Lemon scones / Blueberry lemon scones Fresh berries Cups of tea / Glasses of freshly squeezed orange mimosas     Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea Smoked salmon on cucumber … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – The vital importance of cake in the face of adversity

Concerned by the empirical evidence in her date planner that she had not had sex for 177 days, and feeling rather bleak about the prospects of getting any, any time soon, Sara did something rather out of character; she agreed … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Tipple – Gin Fizz (with Cucumber Sandwiches)

I first drank a gin fizz in Calcutta , where, more English than the English, the local officers club would serve them on the veranda overlooking the polo field at sunset. They were, and probably still are, served in highball … Continue reading

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