Breakfast & brunch

Swiss chard with chorizo and eggs: a one-pan wonder

Thumbnail image for Swiss chard with chorizo and eggs: a one-pan wonder February 18, 2015

  Anybody that knows me will know that I have a bit of a thing for pithy sayings that condense big ideas into small sentences.  When I went for the interview for my current job, I was interviewed by the managing partner and one of the colleagues with whom I still share an office. At […]

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Beet green, feta and Prosciutto frittata

Thumbnail image for Beet green, feta and Prosciutto frittata November 27, 2014

A few years ago I wrote  a Thanksgiving post which listed the ten things that I was thankful for at the time.  Reading back over it, it is comforting to see that most of the things I was thankful for back then ate still the things for which I am most profoundly thankful. But reading the first point sent […]

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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

Thumbnail image for Poached eggs, spinach, Boursin & mushrooms on toast March 14, 2014

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

Thumbnail image for Rhubarb and pear muffins July 18, 2013

“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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