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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Lancashire Cream and the Student Prince

Cream

My grandma is a big fan of the afternoon movie. She has stacks of videos arranged by the television. A treasure trove of old favorites – Singing in the Rain, Oklahoma, Annie, Some Like It Hot, Calamity Jane. All fabulous, fabulous ways to spend an hour or two with a cup of tea and some kind of baked good.

But her favorite is The Student Prince.

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Sex on the beach – and a trip to the Playboy Mansion

Sex On The Beach

“I was covering a golf party at the Playboy Mansion,” said Rhett, casually. Rhett is a sketch writer, and son of infinitely awesome parents, naming-wise. He’d been interning at a paper in LA, he said, and had been sent out to note and observe.

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