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Food Journeys of a Lifetime – want to win this book?

February 24, 2010

I don’t know about anybody else, but I grew up in awe of coffee table books.  For a start, unlike most other people I knew, my parents had a large, low table in the lounge that was in fact specifically referred to as “the coffee table” and the books that ended up on that table […]

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H2Ope for Haiti – the prizes

February 21, 2010

After the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January this year I, like many people, felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the disaster.  But a first-hand account from a friend who had flown a relief flight to Haiti after the quake provided the impetus to push me into action and not stand idly by as others suffered. […]

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H2Ope for Haiti

February 17, 2010

On 12 January 2010, a major earthquake struck Haiti, one of the poorest nations on the planet.  As I watched the horrifying events unfold and reflected on how soon in the new decade thousands of people's lives had been destroyed, it was easy to feel overwhelmed. I know I did.  But then a week after the quake, […]

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The BloggerAid Cook Book has arrived!

November 19, 2009

Not having children, I don't feel I can speak authoritatively about the pain of childbirth and how you apparently forget about how bad it was (otherwise there would be a LOT more single-child families around…!).  But I DO feel qualified to speak with authority about the labour pains of producing a collaborative recipe book containing close […]

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Blueberry muffins – superfood never tasted so good!

April 27, 2009

Superfoods. If you believe the press and the marketing machine, these are everywhere.  Except here.  Goji berries from China.  Acai from South America.  Wheatgrass from the USA. Noni fruit from Tahiti.  Blue-green algae from, erm, the sea.  Of course, being so exotic, these superfoods don’t come cheap.  But hey – you can’t put a price on […]

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I’m back – with roasted cauliflower and chorizo soup!

March 11, 2009

Well, I’m back! And here’s a brief scorecard as a teaser for a longer post on our glorious skiing holiday: Planes missed – none Bags lost by airline – one (not mine – phew! And they did later find it.) Evenings spent sipping champagne in the hot tub – 6 Ski school classes completed – […]

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We came, we saw, we ran…

June 6, 2006

Well, the Big Race Day came and went…and hey, guess what, I can still walk unaided I just wanted to let you know how it went and to thank each and every one who sponsored us VERY MUCH for your generosity. Between me and Lesley we have raised over £700, plus I found out today […]

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