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Perfect palmiers with pistounade from Provence

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  Hyperbole.  Litotes.  Alliteration. Onomatopeoia. Pun.  Oxymoron. Hands up – who knows which of the above literary devices I used in the title to this post?  You see, despite this glossy facade of food bloggerness which you see before you, deep down I am just a language nerd.  Case in point:  I have been going through […]

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Tomato, pesto & thyme tarte tatin

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Travel:  I love how it broadens the mind (and the derriere, if you eat as much when travelling as I do!).  Living in one country you always seem to think that its problems are totally unique; that its traditions are novel, and its way of doing things correct. It’s only when you travel abroad that you begin […]

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Individual beef & Guinness pot pies

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  Is it just me or does it seem like just the other day that we were joyously welcoming the first fruits of summer into our kitchens? I remember going blackberry picking with Mowie and Bruce at the start of the summer (which turned into wild cherry and wild plum picking too!) as if it was […]

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Pear and cardamom tarte tatin

April 27, 2007

Synchronicity, n:  a meaningful coincidence; when disparate events unexpectedly come together perfectly.  Take, for example, a weekend earlier this year.  Disparate Event 1:  I had friends coming over for lunch and was pondering what to make for dessert.  Disparate Event 2:  I had read Johanna’s recipe for a savoury tarte tatin and was so keen […]

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