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Britain, Class, Downton Abbey and Scones

It was the American finale of Downton Abbey last night, leaving my friends bereft and concerned that Sunday Nights will no longer hold the possibility of joy or distraction. Even the upcoming Oscars can’t lift their spirits.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Autumn Afternoon Tea, Blackberry Scones with Blackberry Jam (and nice cup of tea)

Immersed in Englishness, cup of tea in hand, I pillaged the brambles along the doctors’ fence at the back of my grandparents’ house, and I am now standing by the stove skimming scum from a batch of warm blackberry apple … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Fresh Blackberry Jam Pavlova

It was one of those lovely lazy Sundays pottering around the city post brunch that brought us to the fabulous Union Square Farmers Market, where laziness and pottering have to be checked at the metaphorical door.

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Victoria Sponge Wedding Cupcakes

“That’s right,” said the man in front of us in the line for the tills in Selfridges. “A Buckingham Palace jelly mold”.

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