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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Dancing, Belly Dancing, and Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes

“I can’t come out after the rehearsal,” said Kathleen. “I promised my friend I’d see her Belly Dancing. It’s her first ever show.”

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Quick Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce for a Late Night Dinner

Cherry tomatoes for fresh tomato pasta

I recently started writing for a sketch comedy team at the Pit in NYC. We write late, and rehearse later. Consequently, I’m staggering home at 11pm, lacking the energy to tackle any significant cooking, or indeed, any significant eating. Continue reading

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Salty Dogs and the problem with lizards

Salty Dog Cocktail

“I wouldn’t recommend a lizard,” said Heidi. We were at my Grandma’s drinking tea when the subject of pets had come up. Continue reading

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An Easter Bunny Story and Roast Chicken with lemon herb butter

Roast Chicken for Easter

When my sister was little she had a pet rabbit. It was probably the best rabbit in the entire world, we thought. For example, it once peed on an ex boyfriend of mine.

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Easter Egg Nests

Easter Egg BasketThis is the essential Easter recipe, as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading

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Tea Loaf, and a thoroughly British Holiday

Loaf Cake

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. Continue reading

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Roasted Cabbage for St Patrick’s Day

Roasted Cabbage

It’s St Patrick’s Day – a whole weekend of Irish and green-themed revelry in NYC.

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Picnic Eating – Spanish Omelette with Potato Chips and Peach Sangria

Spanish Omelette

Ok, so this doesn’t sound in the least bit authentic, I know, and I really was a skeptic when my Spanish friend Monica told me that she and her mother and her grandmother all make tortilla with potato chips – crisps if you’re British, like me.

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