May 2012

Papardelle with goat’s cheese, beetroot, rocket & pine nuts

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So you think you got it bad?  Stressful job; nagging spouse; unruly kids; aches and pains; a ridiculous mortgage; and a soul-destroying commute? Well, here’s a reason to cheer up:  at least you’re not a fainting goat.  (Or at least I think you aren’t – because of course on the interwebs nobody knows you’re a […]

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A blind date with Swedish chef Andreas Hedlund

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When I told my friends earlier this month that I was going on a blind date with a Swedish chef, their reactions tended to fall into three distinct categories: “Oh – so you’re going on a date with one of the Muppets?” “Does Nick know about this?!?” “Why bother?  You an get such good Swedish […]

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Saturday Snapshots #196

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St Malo memorial, Jersey island – April 2012

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Orange and pine-nut cookies

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  I am a great lover of jokes.  Give me an audience and a platform and the first words out of my mouth are far more likely to be a joke than any other possible opening gambit. (I once told a joke that involved improper relations with a pig to 100 people at a plenary […]

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Saturday Snapshots #195

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Wildflowers, Lincolnshire – July 2011

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Chicken with tomato, olives and capers from “Hazan Family Favourites”

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  Did your family have a favourite family recipe as a child?  Well, if you did, you are not alone:  if you enter the term “family favourite recipes” into Google, you will get quite a few results – 27 million results to be exact.  As you look through them, there is obviously some regional variation: […]

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Bizerca Bistro, Cape Town

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  Cape Town is a city of many things:  of great wine, great food and unparallelled natural beauty.  Whereas in many other cities, you have to look pretty hard to find a restaurant that ticks all three these boxes, in Cape Town they are a dime dozen.  Mountain view?  Take your pick.  Sea view? Ditto […]

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