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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
Jo, aged almost 3, went to see the play version of The Snowman as his seasonal theatre treat. If you donâ€™t know the story of the boy and his snowman who comes alive one night to transport him on a … Continue reading
â€œI donâ€™t want to be a King,â€ protested Arthur, when told that he had to participate in the annul family nativity show. â€œI donâ€™t want to and you canâ€™t make me.â€
The Wednesday Tipple – A Russian Scientist lives up to a radiation stereotype, and we all eat hot peppered walnuts to calm our nerves
I mentioned that I once had an exceedingly dull job working the day shift in a hotel bar. â€œSure, we reused the lemon garnishesâ€ I told a group of appalled New Yorkers. â€œAnd we were supposed to tip any un-eaten … Continue reading
Easy Summery Friday Night Dinner Party for 6 â€“ gin chicken with roasted potatoes olives and tomatoes
My friend Dee invited me to be her plus one at the opening of the Churchill exhibit at the Morgan Library. â€œItâ€™s a 2 hour drinks reception and Boris Johnson will be there!â€
Itâ€™s Spring in New York â€“ daffodils, blossoms, no need to wear a coat weather, the whole bit. The evening was filled with out on the balcony possibilities and I was determined to make the most of them.
Heavily into picnic mode, Jon and I went for a walk on the High Line – not some kind of strange circus stunt, but rather a modern park elevated on disused railway tracks above the city, meandering through the buildings … Continue reading
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?
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
This pasta sauce is literally translated as tartâ€™s or whoreâ€™s. The idea being, I believe, that only slovenly women would make a sauce entirely out of store cupboard ingredients. That said, thereâ€™s an alternate theory that says the sauceâ€™s sharp … Continue reading