In my pantry

Salmon tagliatelle and a Cirio product review

November 22, 2009

  Sometimes, only comfort food will do. Maybe it's the windy, rainy weather.  Maybe it was the rather stressful Friday and Saturday I spent co-ordinating a training seminar for nearly 100 people in Croydon last weekend.  Or the nasty tummy bug I had 3 days earlier…   Whatever the reason, last Monday when I got home from […]

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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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Product review: Kellogg’s Natures’ Pleasure baked muesli

March 13, 2009

  So they say big surprises come in small packages.  Well, I always say it’s the exception that proves the rule. A couple of weeks ago I got home from work, tired and grumpy, to find a large box addressed to me waiting on the doorstep. I didn’t recall ordering anything from Amazon; it wasn’t […]

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Hot chocolate weather – and something for my South African readers

May 29, 2008

OK, so what is it with this country? From the end of August right through to Christmas you get no public holidays.  Zip. Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  But based (presumably) on the premise that the weather is lovely in spring and early summer, you get not only Easter but also two public holidays in May. Which would be […]

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The Hostess with the mostest

February 7, 2007

First, my little phallic chiles (there’s a potential Googlewhack if ever I saw one!) and now this.  Anybody want to put two and two together (so to speak!) and guess what my this post is all about? Let me start by saying that it’s a good thing that the preferences we have when we’re kids […]

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A food parcel from Paris

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As you will know from previous posts, Nick and I recently went to Paris for a long weekend. Now one of our favourite things to do when we travel is to trawl the food stores of wherever we happen to be, and we are always amazed at the variation between what’s on the London shelves […]

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Pesto and almond crusted fish – and a food parcel from Australia!

October 12, 2004

As I mentioned in my recent WBW entry, my friend Greg stayed with us for a few days last week. How I came to know Greg is not unusual – he is married to a friend of mine. However, said friend is my old Latin teacher from high scool, and I do believe that long-standing […]

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