Breakfast & brunch

Avocado & Parma ham eggs Benedict with fearless Hollandaise

Thumbnail image for Avocado & Parma ham eggs Benedict with fearless Hollandaise September 12, 2014

We’ve all heard of xenophobia (fear of strangers), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) and arachnophobia (fear of spiders). Those who have done a bit of extra reading can probably also tell you that coulrophobia is the fear of clowns (surprisingly prevalent); that microphobia is the fear of small things; and that astraphobia is the fear […]

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Poached eggs, spinach, Boursin & mushrooms on toast

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I often hear people saying: “It’s all a matter of perspective” – which is arguably just a fancy way of saying “it depends how you look at it”. We often use this to try and find the good in an otherwise dismal situation, encouraging friends going through tough times to try and change their perspective […]

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Rhubarb and pear muffins

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“The more you learn, the more you realise how much you don’t know” goes the familiar saying – and how true it is.  I remember the first year I knew Nick and he was living in a tiny shared cottage in my hometown, while I was still living with my parents.  I knew from the […]

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Baked truffled eggs inspired by “White Truffles in Winter”

Thumbnail image for Baked truffled eggs inspired by “White Truffles in Winter” November 8, 2012

I set foot in France for the first time when I was 14, stepping off a UTA flight and into the warm air of a Nice evening. My father had finally decided that at 11 years old, my brother would be old enough to appreciate foreign shores and booked tickets for the family to accompany […]

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Honey-roasted figs with Greek yoghurt – sweet simplicity

Thumbnail image for Honey-roasted figs with Greek yoghurt – sweet simplicity October 10, 2011

  What is it with us humans?  We spend a considerable amount of time, money and energy over our lifetimes acquiring.  We acquire houses and cars that need maintenance and insurance and upkeep.  We acquire clothes and shoes and jewellery that need cleaning and care and storage.  We acquire books and CDs that take over […]

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Kedgeree – comfort in a bowl

Thumbnail image for Kedgeree – comfort in a bowl October 5, 2011

  I am one of those annoying people that hardly ever gets sick.  Like my father (who never spent a night in hospital in his life until the fall that broke his hip and ultimately led to his demise), the worst that happens to me is the occasional 24-hour tummy bug, or maybe the sniffles. All […]

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Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon

Thumbnail image for Feta, Peppadew and thyme quiche for a blogger photo afternoon November 10, 2010

  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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