September 2007

Slow roasted tomatoes in olive oil

September 29, 2007

I have an admission to make.  For a large part of my life, I didn’t eat tomatoes.  I picked them out of sandwiches, I ordered salads without them, I arranged them on the side of my plate in a line of evil, red half-moons.  I remember having debates with friends at university on why exactly […]

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Heartsore

September 28, 2007

“His name was never mentioned in dispatches Nor was he hero of the desperate stand His death obscured no headlines… … Yet one there was for whom his life held meaning And with his passing grief walled up the sun” From The Inarticulate – Andrew Taylor Every day of our lives we meet people. Some, […]

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Gingery baked nectarines

September 26, 2007

You know how sometimes you have guests around, whip a dish out of the oven, plate it, serve it, snap off a couple of photos that you think will be OK, and then put away the camera and get back to socialising?  And you know how sometimes those unplanned photos can be the best?  Well, […]

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DMBLGiT September – only a week left!

September 25, 2007

The entries are rolling in at a steady clip for the September edition of DMBLGiT and let me tell you, there are some stunners.  I just thought I’d remind those of you who still want to enter that the deadline is midnight GMT on 1 October – details on how to enter can be found […]

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Cheese olives

September 23, 2007

Life likes to throw little surprises our way. Some of them are good.  Like having something you lost returned to you by a good samaritan.  Or being upgraded to business class for free on a long-haul flight.  Or a longed-for gift bought by an attentive partner.  Or winning the lottery Some are not so good.  […]

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Sticky BBQ chicken sundowners

September 19, 2007

I love food on sticks.  Hot, cold, sweet, savoury… you name it, I love it.  I don’t know what exactly it is about food on sticks that’s so perennially appealing either, but I’m guessing it’s that whiff of the fairground or of streetfood that appeals to me. When I think back to my childhood, I […]

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The Baskerville, Shiplake

September 18, 2007

Following on from my post about our delightful food blogger picnic at the Henley Royal Regatta, I though I’d tell you about the wonderful meal we had the night before in Shiplake, just up the road from Henley itself.  Andrew very kindly invited us to stay over and so Nick and I drove up from […]

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