October 2009

Saturday Snapshots #62

October 31, 2009

Seeing red – Autumn 2009 After last week's monochrome shot, it's time for a splash of colour.  Our new house is bounded on one side by a lane of sycamores interspersed with the odd ornamental cherry.  The sycamores go yellow, but the cherry tree's leaves end up in the most fantastic shades of red and orange, […]

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Product review – Good Natured strawberries

October 30, 2009

Nothing like a trawl through your draft posts to remind you of all the good intentions of summer posts unwritten…! Back at the start of summer, around about the time of Wimbledon, in fact, I received an e-mail asking whether I would like a delivery of free strawberries and cream.  Talk about a no-brainer – […]

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Chickpea salad with tomatoes, basil and feta

October 26, 2009

  Hands up - who’s heard of a mondegreen? Nope, I hadn’t either, until I discovered the wonderful world of blogging five years ago.  Obviously, the majority of blogs I read were food blogs, but I also followed a number of fascinating non-food blogs, one of which was the witty, erudite and always fascinating Language Log. […]

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Saturday Snapshots #61

October 24, 2009

  Lloyds Building – London August 2009 The Lloyds Building is an iconic piece of London architecture, also known as the "Inside-Out Building".  It was designed by architect Richard Rogers and built between 1978 and 1986. Rogers was also co-designer of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and both buildings share the same innovative idea of […]

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Seven-layer salad

October 22, 2009

The Holy Roman Empire is often cited as an example of a name which is inaccurate in all three its components (being neither Roman, nor holy, nor a proper empire).  At least this salad's name scores a two out of three for accuracy – it is a salad and it definitely has layers.  It's only […]

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Saturday Snapshots #60

October 17, 2009

  Head of the Charles Regatta – Boston, October 2008 The Head of the Charles Regatta is a rowing race which takes place on the penultimate complete weekend in October each year.  Started in 1965, the race takes place on the Charles River which separates Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts.  The course is 3.2 miles long, […]

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Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

October 16, 2009

  I’ve never been a particularly girly girl. As a kid, I was the only girl who didn’t freak out when my brother’s friends would produce a frog from behind their backs.  I never did ballet or wished for pink satin ballet slippers.  And you are still more likely to find me in jeans and an […]

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