July 2012

Farro and roasted vegetable salad – an Olympic dish

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    So… rumour has it that a certain Very Very Large Sporting Event is about to take place, virtually in my back yard here in London.  For almost 12 years we have lived in what most west-Londoners considered a distant and drab backwater of the capital (pretty much how most west-Londoners regard anything east […]

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Plate to Page Somerset: 14 women, 1 man and a dog, Part II

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Photo courtesy and © of Ilva Beretta   The story so far:  for the third Plate to Page workshop, 11 participants and 4 instructors had travelled from far and wide to congregate at Meare Court Farm in Somerset for a weekend of learning, teaching, photographing, writing, laughter and friendship. The first day and a half […]

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Saturday Snapshots #203

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    Out of the darkness: pyracanthus flowers – London May 2012  

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Tomato, olive & basil bruschetta

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  “The only constant in life is change”, said Greek philosopher Herakleitos, a good half century before the birth of Christ – and nothing seems to have changed since (if you’ll pardon the pun). And if you are in any doubt about the truth of his statement, just pick up and leaf through a vintage […]

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Nobu @ One&Only Cape Town

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  There are not that many similarities between Cape Town and Dubai.  The one is set in a desert; the other is surrounded by some of the lushest green farmland in South Africa; the one is pretty much as flat as a pancake, while the other boasts a ruddy great mountain in the middle of […]

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Saturday Snapshots #202

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TerraVentoux vineyards, Provence – June 2012  

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Announcing the July Monthly Mingle – a Taste of Yellow for Barbara

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  In September 2006, Barbara Harris of Winos and Foodies was challenged to complete a meme detailing “5 things to eat before you die”. The last on her list was the following: “My 87th Birthday Cake - I used to say I wanted to live until I’m 100 but I’ll settle for 87.” This was particularly […]

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