Tag: Food

Christmas Eve snapshot

  Cons: I need to catch up with the soup; the starter; the bread rolls; the stuffing; the bacony sausage things I worry about having under-catered for vegetarians I sound very croaky and my throat is still sore We have not...

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Cake

Look at MsDD’s interpretation of a snow scene for our Christmas cake! She particularly likes...

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The microwave saves the day

Today I made Nigella’s chocolate brownies as thank you gift. But they went wrong. Actually whenever I have made them, and I’ve made them numerous times, they’ve always gone wrong. Nigella specifies that they...

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An evening with Nigella

I have been a devotee of Nigella Lawson’s writing for years, since way before her cookery books, when she wrote a column for the London Evening Standard. I have most of her books (Domestic Goddess and Feat are my...

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A tour of the Sula Winery

Nashik has become the home of Indian wine, and Sula is its most famous and high-end brand. It’s intrigued me since I first tasted a glass of unexpectedly bone dry Sula Sauvignon last year that it is produced so near to the...

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Ûbercool in Nashik

On the balcony It looked fizzy in the glass. Good nose but probably not something we’d choose to quaff.   I woke up in the middle of the night panicking about my singing diploma and its proximity in the middle of the...

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Sunshine on a gloomy day

  I can add nothing about the outrage that took place in Paris last night. It is a gloomy, rainy, windy day, archetypically November. MsDD has gone off to play at a Music Conference in Daventry, which she’ll follow...

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Prune flapjacks

  Flapjacks. The healthy option…NOT. Goodness, the amount of butter in them alone is enough to make your eyes pop. Delicious, though, and I had a sneaky corner even though today was supposed to be a fast day....

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Frying tonight

It was so lovely to Facetime with the Boywonder for ages this evening. It’s becoming less stilted and much more easy going and free-flowing. (He’s looking much better than last week, by the way, though his cough...

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I Must Share This Bought This Sari For Princess

I must share this: Bought this sari for Princess MsDD for a high society occasion later in the year. We originally bought a gold blouse but Sister Suvarna and Smita, another one of the fabulous nurses, didn't think much of it. So last night Smita made this instead, taking the… [more]

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton.

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