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Smoked salmon and avocado stacks

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  My brother and I share many things.  A love of music.  An obsession with trivia.  Childhood memories.  But one of our shared interests that most often connects us these days is our love of nostalgia and all things retro.  Nothing pleases us more than finding the most obscure movie reference T-shirts online (how about […]

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Hotel Chocolat’s dark chocolate egg – pure Easter indulgence

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  One of my mom’s favourite quotes went as follows:  “When I left for college, I thought my father was the dumbest man I knew. But when I returned from college after four years, I was amazed how much he had learned in four years.” (Mark Twain) Don’t you love it?  Each time I hear it it makes […]

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Really simple crabcakes

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[Thanks to all of you who have been sending your good wishes and asking after my dad – it means more to me than you know.  Things have been up and down.  Immedately following the hip surgery last Wednesday night he went to ICU where he remains.  As a result of the antibiotics he has […]

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Heston’s £300 Christmas pudding and Bluebasil brownies – all I want for Christmas!

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After my shocking confession in last week’s post that chocolates do not really do it for me (send me cheese or charcuterie if you want to get into my good books!), I am about to say something else equally controversial.  And I don’t just mean “Santa clause does not exist, boys and girls!”; or “Mmm, this reindeer […]

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Come over to the dark side for a Hotel Chocolat giveaway

Thumbnail image for Come over to the dark side for a Hotel Chocolat giveaway December 15, 2010

  Why is it that darkness always comes with negative connotations?  The Dark Side of the Force (cue heavy breathing, a shiny black mask and “Luke…. I AM your father!!”).  The Dark Continent.  A bit of a dark horse. The Heart of Darkness. A dark mood.   Personally, if I were Darkness, I would fire my […]

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