December 2008

Leftover Christmas gammon = gammon and caramelised shallot quiche!

December 31, 2008

  So has everyone recovered from the onslaught of Christmas eating and drinking yet?  I hope so, because tonight will be the second wave in the form of new year's celebrations!  What are you all up to tonight?  We are with friends and I will try to post a visual clue later today so you […]

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Quick chilli con carne

December 28, 2008

  When I was a kid, we definitely had certain food associated with certain days. Fish and chips or Cranzgots pizzas were for Friday afternoons.  Fondues were for a treat on Friday nights (come on, it was the 1970s!).  Saturday afternoons, depending on the season, were for corn on the cob; omelettes with garlic bread; or […]

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Saturday Snapshots #18

December 27, 2008

Zibello, March 2008 This wonderful lane leads to the cemetery in Zibello on northern Italy.  I love the muted colours, the symmetry of the trees, and the ethereal feeling created by the mist. This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full […]

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WTSIM theme, more of my writing, and a BloggerAid event

December 26, 2008

So – have we all survived the festive season with sanity, digestion and family relationships approximately intact??  It's a bit of an anticlimax, after all the manic build-up to Christmas, to find ourselves at the tail-end of December, contemplating another few months of winter (if you're in the northern hemisphere like me!) and wondering what […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008

We have just got back from a luxuriantly long lunch with good friends, laughed more than we have in ages, eaten excellent food, and drunk excellent wines – the best gifts you could wish for.  I hope that each and every one of my readers was blessed with the same good fortune. A VERY MERRY […]

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Still wondering what to cook for Christmas dinner?

December 24, 2008

** STOP PRESS **  There is an updated version of this post available  - 35 tried and tested Christmas recipes from my archives, from cocktails & canapés to desserts!  I’ve been a bad, bad blogger this month.  All this gallivanting about, buying gifts, attending Christmas parties, eating, travelling, drinking… but precious little blogging!! And I […]

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Saturday Snapshots #17

December 20, 2008

St Paul's Cathedral, August 2007 St Paul's cathedral in central London is Sir Christopher Wren's crowning achievement.  Completed in 1708 as a replacement for a previous St Paul's cathedral on the same site (which was gutted in the Great Fire of London in 1666), its great dome was inspired by St Peter's basilica in Rome.  The […]

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