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Sticky Gingerbread

I’m just back from the Post Office where I was sending off the last of our Christmas cards and presents. The poor man behind the counter looks as though he’s stuck there until the next collection as the door to … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for Foodies

I’m attempting to steer well clear of egg slicer/strawberry huller territory with this round-up of foodie stocking fillers, as I’m sure we’ve all had our share of those. Instead ‘gourmet’ and ‘useful’ are this week’s stocking watchwords, and these gifts … Continue reading

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Pretty Tasty

Started by Nadia Stopnicer in 2008, Pretty Tasty has become a byword for exquisitely detailed biscuits and cakes. Having lived in England for many years, inspiration for the business came after Nadia realised that the aniseed biscuits popular at the Christmas markets … Continue reading

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Book Review: Salt Sugar Smoke

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to receive a copy of Diana Henry’s new book Salt Sugar Smoke from her publisher. This comprehensive guide to preserving fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, combines Diana’s charming narrative style with an exciting range of … Continue reading

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Crumble Weather

It’s feeling properly autumnal today; there’s a slight nip in the air, the leaves are whirling around in the wind and the trees are beginning to bare their branches again. In pudding terms, that means one thing: Crumble. I usually … Continue reading

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Stuffed Marrows

Strictly speaking, I’m not sure that these are actually marrows. They’ve left their youthful courgette days behind them, but are not yet as unwieldy as the beasts that are still growing outside. Whatever they are (answers on a postcard as … Continue reading

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Gourmet Heaven

Markets in France are such a feast for the senses. The stall holders seem to have an amazing knack of making the most simple of produce look incredibly beautiful and tempting. I think it is the combination of the rustic … Continue reading

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Shortlist # 2 – Seashore Tableware

The appearance of the sun this week made me dream of escaping to the coast. Ideally this would involve a long, lazy lunch of the freshest seafood, accompanied by a glass of perfectly chilled, pale pink rosé. Small fishing boats bobbing … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple

I have quite a collection of cookery books but there are a handful that I find myself returning to time and time again. One of these books is ‘Cook Simple’ by Diana Henry, an award winning food writer who has … Continue reading

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Secretts

This weekend was notable not just for the fact that it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but, on a more personal level, by the fact that I picked asparagus for the first time. With a hardcore-foodie friend visiting from Sydney, … Continue reading

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