Chocolate Cherry Flapjacks – in case of emergency

Flapjack With Chocolate And Cherries

I recently moved desks at work. It was part of a general reshuffle ahead of plans to re-carpet our floor. I opened my new file draw to put away part of my spawning under-desk shoe collection and I found it: Continue reading

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Grapefruit coolers and Burlesque

Grapefruit Cooler

The SlapFight sketch show after party was held in the Comedy Bar, where Scott had managed to secure a drinks deal. There we all were, patting ourselves on the back for another show accomplished, plus laughs, minus tumble weed, when Jon noticed a woman with nothing between herself and the bar stool but a g-string. “That’s odd,” he said.

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Lamb Shanks in Rose, for Game of Thrones Viewing Parties.

Lamb Tagine

Game of Thrones is a Big Deal in the Knowles/Roberts household, partly because, obviously, all the awesome sex and violence and dragons, but also because Jon drew a series of maps to illustrate the books, so we feel very invested in the world and its fortunes.

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Date Cake from Basta Art Cafe in Dubai

Date Cake

Dubai, it turns out, it famous for dates. Every souk we wandered into, every shopping mall we navigated, was dotted with date shops catering to every budget and taste – from mountains of dried fruit piled in baskets scooped into paper bags, to gorgeously wrapped jewel boxes stuffed with stuffed dates.

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Gold Topped Cosmos

Gold Cosmo

The UAE is a country of contrasts. Souks and Supermalls. Camel Markets and Ferrari World. Desert and Skiing. Jon was working at NYU Abu Dhabi and I was along for the holiday ride. Continue reading

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Soda Streaming and rhubarb soda / rhubarb gin and tonics

Rhubarb

The stars aligned last weekend. 2 separate ideas coming together to shape the inevitable future.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Bars – The significance of chocolate in an office setting

Peanut Butter Bar

If you work in an office you will know that there is literally nothing more exciting than a co-worker returning from a holiday with chocolate.

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Gin Gimlets, cats dressed as sharks, and other stress relievers

Gin Gimlet

It was a busy afternoon in the office, and we were in need of a moment of calm. That’s when Jon sent me the gif of a cat jumping off a bed into a beanbag.

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Mushroom Risotto – for beauty and perspective

Chanterelles

I recently went to the dermatologist about what turned out to be a perfectly ordinary freckle. She tool out a lens, and looked closely at every inch of my skin, making notes on a clip board before deciding that I was, basically, fine.

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Spring Pea Pasta for Fashion Batman

Linguine Peas And Pancetta

I’m just going to tell it to you straight. I love my cape. I love to sweep around the city like fashion batman. I like to wear it as often as possible. Continue reading

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