Recipes – eggs

Beet green, feta and Prosciutto frittata

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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

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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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Courgette & feta terrine with a roasted red pepper chipotle coulis

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Do you think you have a fairly good working knowledge of internationally recognised celebratory days?  Christmas, New year, Eid, Chinese New year, Diwali, Easter, International Women’s Day, World AIDS day and so forth? Well if you ever wanted to confirm your ignorance, step into the wonderful world of food blogging and learn about all the […]

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Spinach, chorizo & baby potato salad with a sous vide poached egg

Thumbnail image for Spinach, chorizo & baby potato salad with a sous vide poached egg January 18, 2013

  The human brain likes things to work in predictable ways. It’s comforting to know that the shoe we left by the front door when we went to  bed will remain there.  (Of course, when the dog decides to bring it to our bedside in the  middle of the night, our brains tend not to […]

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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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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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