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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

Thumbnail image for Courgette & feta terrine with a roasted red pepper chipotle coulis August 8, 2013

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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Decadent mint chocolate chip brownie recipe

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  “ Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry and you cry alone”, wrote author Stanley Gordon West. I’m not sure I entirely agree with all of this, but it is true that when you smile, it seems to elicit smiles from other people.  In fact, smiling is one of those activities that we all […]

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Baked truffled eggs inspired by “White Truffles in Winter”

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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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Kaiserschmarr’n (Emperor’s pancakes)

Thumbnail image for Kaiserschmarr’n (Emperor’s pancakes) October 10, 2012

  When I was a teenager, I once found myself on a plane with my mom, flying somewhere. I can no longer recall where we were going, but I do recall my mom idly leafing through the in-flight magazine and suddenly (to my intense embarrassment) guffawing out loud at something that she had read.  Surely […]

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Chanterelle quiche with a wholewheat & thyme crust

Thumbnail image for Chanterelle quiche with a wholewheat & thyme crust October 5, 2012

Dealing with travel bookings would have been so much easier if I were a mushroom. You see, if Mr Chantrelle booked a plane ticket and turned up with a passport saying “Monsieur Girolle”, check-in staff would not bat an eyelid. Or if “Herr Pfifferling” turned up for the flight instead, they would welcome him with open arms – not only because he’s a fun guy (!) but because despite their different names, these three mushrooms are in fact one and the same delicious thing.

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Chocolate peanut butter chip brownies

Thumbnail image for Chocolate peanut butter chip brownies September 5, 2011

  I always wonder how people like emergency medical personnel or bomb disposal experts manage to do their jobs properly.  I mean, can you imagine trying to concentrate on the specific and difficult job you were trained to do, while all around you there is chaos, noise, and people calling out and generally distracting you?  I […]

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