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Spiced pear, apple & pistachio crisp for a snowy day

February 5, 2009

I supposed you’ve all seen the comedy news items by now:  “London paralysed by a foot of snow!”  Or the report that the Government’s high-tech plan to ensure that Prime Minister Gordon Brown and visiting dignitaries did not slip and break their necks on ice outside no. 10 Downing Street consisted of, umm, a man with a […]

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Spicy green tomato and apple chutney – move over, Mrs Ball!

November 23, 2008

I like to believe that things happen for a reason. The reason is sometimes frustratingly not apparent at the time when things are happening, but if you wait long enough, nine times out of ten the reason becomes apparent later. If things had gone according to plan, I would have planted my Moneymaker tomatoes, lovingly […]

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Best chocolate sauce in the world… ever!

June 22, 2006

When I was living in South Africa in my beloved and much-missed little apartment and Nick was over here in London, people were worried that I might get lonely or spend my nights pining and crying into my pillow.  They also worried that because I was living on my own, I would stop cooking properly […]

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