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Picnic supper for Very Hot Nights and Sunny Afternoons.
This is my favorite supper in the summer: a picnic of great things: a lovely cheese, good bread, a crunchy salad, maybe some avocado spritzed with lime and salt, maybe a plate of ham, maybe a salami. A little bowl … Continue reading
Tomato bounty inspired by Madrid
I went to Madrid for work the other week. I know, so glamorous, right! I flew over-night, went straight from the airport to the meeting, presented for three hours, then crept back to the hotel for a sleep. Awake, alert … Continue reading
The Monday Treat â€“ Picnic Sandwiches (my 5 favorites)
It has been said that all you need for a really great picnic is a baguette, a ripe brie, a bunch of grapes and a bottle of wine. But why would you want to stop there?
The Monday treat – focaccia with rosemary, black olives and lemon
Some treats require preparation, and there’s no point denying it; focaccia is one such. Itâ€™s not especially tricky to make â€“ and all the olive oil makes for a stable dough that is less subject to the foibles of regular … Continue reading
Irish Soda Bread
Soda bread is one of the least worrying breads to make because thereâ€™s no yeast to deal with. Not that yeast is especially complicated stuff, itâ€™s just that all the proving, warming, kneading, rising business can seem daunting in a … Continue reading
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