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Chicken with thyme in a wine cream sauce

There’s a an old joke that I think of whenever I pick thyme leaves off the little plant that’s survived windowsills, balconies and back to a window sill again, hardy as can be. “You want to hear a joke about … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Chili and a Sporting Celebrity Encounter in time for Superbowl

I probably sit next to a celebrity. This is one of those large open plan offices, holding several different companies, all hot desking over three floors. So on this particular day I find a spot, and a guy sits down … Continue reading

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Steaming Bishops and Unlikely Emails

“I was supposed to be singing a concert,” said my friend and choir colleague Theresa, “then I got an email with the header: Cancelled, due to infidelity.”

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic – and a side order of wisdom

“Just older, not wiser,” was Alan’s take on turning 40, as we sat down to – what else – chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bottle of champagne.

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Thanksgiving wine – no, not Beaujolais this year ….

Back in London my sister Sarah is currently writing a thesis that hopefully will enable her to become a master of wine. Can I just say, what an awesome thing to almost be a master of. I can barely master … Continue reading

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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 – Roast Chicken with Tarragon

Drinking was involved, and so was Hilary.

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Clam Bake at the Beach

It was only early evening, but already conversation had taken a turn to the surreal. “So I thought, seriously, can there be any better way to spend a bachelor party than to go to Spain and run with the bulls?!”

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – The Weekend That Was! Wilderness Roast Chicken

Last weekend we had a redo of the weekend that never was, where a group of New Yorkers drove 3 hours into the countryside to hang out for the weekend in a rented house, only to be thwarted by sheet … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Traditional Chili

While sipping a chai latte in Think Coffee and waiting for Jon to finish his meeting I overheard the following conversation between a guy (who, from the fact that he had an iPad and an NYU hoodie, I’m going to … Continue reading

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