Meeting bloggers

The Ship, Wandsworth, for a food blogger Christmas lunch

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  Have you ever noticed that in every group of friends, people have assigned roles?  One person may fulfil more than one role, but there will usually be a Rebel who initiates all fun/silly/drunk/downright bad ideas; the Mediator who always makes peace when group members don’t see eye to eye; the Mom who makes sure […]

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Chilli con carne with a cornbread topping for my spice sisters & a Hotel Chocolat winner

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  The first time I met my twin sister, I was 40 years old. No, I wasn’t adopted; and neither was she.  And we weren’t the victims of some sort of acrimonious divorce or a long-standing parental feud.  You see it’s just that the stork that was tasked with dropping her off, dropped her off […]

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Andrew’s Really Secret (Wine) Event II – #ARSEing about the countryside

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  Do you remember how a hangover feels?  That split second when you open your eyes in the morning and think oh what a lovely day… and then you lift your head off the pillow and the little man inside your heat starts pounding on your skull with a sledgehammer.  And then you open the […]

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Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon

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  As anybody who cooks for a living, or who blogs for an obsession, will know, going to eat at other people’s houses can be a social minefield.  First there is the “oh I can’t have YOU over for dinner – you won’t possibly enjoy the simple food that I can cook – too much […]

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Andrew’s Really Secret (Wine) Event – #ARSEing about in Mayfair

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  Photo courtesy of Andrew from Spittoon Andrew of Spittoon and I have been friends for a long time.  What can I say – we have alot in common.  He blogs, I blog.  He likes wine, I like wine.  He loves his Canon DSLR, I love my Canon DLSR. At the LIWF, he stays over […]

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Food styling and photography workshop at the Irish embassy

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When I started a food blog, I had modest aspirations.  I hoped to meet a few like-minded people and pictured myself perhaps being asked to write a few words for magazines.  What I didn’t picture was myself sitting on the grand staircase of an embassy, changing my trainers for strappy sandals in front of two lovely PR […]

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An evening with Peter Gordon at GBK

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Peter Gordon – New Zealand born fusion chef extraordinaire, owner of the highly regarded Providores and erstwhile head chef at the Sugar Club in London. Gourmet Burger Kitchen – a chain of (admittedly upmarket) burger and milkshake joints. You wouldn’t think they had much in commmon, would you?  But… you’d be wrong. In fact, Peter […]

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