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I love to cook.  Simple as that.  I don’t think I am an amazing cook – pretty competent is how I would describe myself.

Whereas my husband maintains he has never cooked a bad meal – easy when you have only cooked about 10 in your life – I will admit to failures, so-so dinners and some great successes.   723 more words



My very first? I was eleven. I had felt intense longing for years, longing which was quickly replaced by thrill and excitement in what proved to be a birthday that set the stage for a lifelong passionate romance. 1,467 more words

Pinkmans Charity Banquet 

​On April 10th a huge fire destroyed France’s last remaining refugee camp in Dunkirk. The situation around Calais just kept getting worse. There are currently around 750 people scattered across Northern France, living in terrible conditions and in constant fear of waking up to pepper spray. 1,872 more words


Fishcake Wraps with Mango Salsa

A couple of weeks ago, we experienced some truly sublime weather here in London. Unfortunately, we were here in London.

For those of you who have the pleasure of living in this global city, you’ll understand how you’ll sometimes do anything to feel like you’re living in a tropical beach-side haven and not at the sweaty end of the Northern Line. 393 more words


Hats off to Australia Post and British Post (actually known as Royal Mail)

On April 22nd, I suddenly remembered it was Jimmy’s birthday in early July. So I diligently packed 2 giant packets of Tim Tams, a large bottle of vegemite and some strapping tape for their sporting activities into a small box, popped into Australia Post and $44 later it was on it was on its way to London, via the slow boat to China. 734 more words

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Ottolenghi's Roasted Aubergine with Saffron Yoghurt

I used to cook lots of Ottolenghi’s recipes after I bought his Jerusalem book (published 2012) but then turned my attention – as often happens – to new books I bought. 724 more words


Restaurant Review: Ottolenghi

It’s been so many years since I last went to Ottolenghi that it was pre-blog days – and the blog turned 6 last month! So when Annie suggested we ate there last night before going to the Almeida Theatre, I was really pleased. 1,244 more words

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