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 was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend

I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend. Agonising about what to wear, I came across this gorgeous dress from Bombshell. Even better news: they had my size and it was reduced! It would have been rude not to!

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security  but I despise them

I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them. I mean look how ugly they are! White UPVC, no definite sense of style nor era and the opening is both tiny and a trip hazard. How on earth are you supposed to… [more]

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