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Pissaladiere-esque

Mmmm… one of my favourite dishes my sister Gabi used to make frequently was a Provencale pissaladiere.  A delicious mix of caramelised onions, piqued by tomato, olive and anchovy as I remember.  I sort of recreated/bastardised/enhanced/changed beyond reasonable recognition, whatever … Continue reading

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Christmas Partying like it’s 1896

Actually that’s probably completely inaccurate but I hoped to put a slightly Victorian slant on the feasting at my work Christmas do, hosted chez moi. Despite the fact that I was still locked into a 1940s film star fancy dress … Continue reading

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Fun with leftovers…

Mmmm, party food, it’s great.  But somehow its always possible to overshoot the mark with quantities and delicious things get left over. Which is fine by me. I had a bit of my homemade olive tapenade left over last week … Continue reading

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Pear, Amaretto and Almond Praline Flan

The pressure’s on… it’s the annual family boxing day shindig, held courtesy of my sister Gabi.  The subtext is food.  Or actually, no, the foreground, the main event and the icing on the cake is food…the subtext is competition.  Unwritten, … Continue reading

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Turn on a sixpence nectarine, almond and ricotta tart

I LOVE instant – and this is about as instant as it gets in the world of sophisticated-seeming puddings. Nectarine season – its pretty over really; consequently I ended up feeling a little cheated when my final box of nectarines … Continue reading

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Duck in raspberry sauce with citrus and beans

So, Gweneth’s lovely wedding a couple of months ago set the bar so high on food that I felt compelled to recreate one of the dishes, mmm.  Such a lovely celebration amidst the flaking seaside grandeur of the North Wales … Continue reading

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Mmm, beetroot and feta (and olives)…

Currently my favourite summer recipes for lunches or suppers – possibly I make them too often but beetroot and olives and capers are just so tasty and good. Can anyone resist?? Baked Beetroot and Feta (above: after the chopping) 3 … Continue reading

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