Monthly Archives: June 2010

Fast Fab Salads

London is not designed for heat. The streets are narrow, the Tube is un-airconditioned and it houses almost eight million people. So the last week’s temperatures have been a challenge. After seven years of taking the Tube for two hours … Continue reading

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Too Hot…

…for chopping, stirring, grating anything. I feel like I’m living in an oven already so turning mine on feels like a punishment not a pleasure. However, I have got two non-cook summer salad recipes to post, as soon as I … Continue reading

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Gazpacho: a cool soup for hot days

Gazpacho, a classic cold Spanish soup, is usually drunk by the glass in the heat of the Iberian summer. But I first encountered it on a beach in West Wales. And it is a moment that I will never forget, … Continue reading

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Best Ginger Cake Ever: Nigel Slater again

I make no apology for another Nigel recipe, mainly because if there were such a thing as an Oscar of cake recipes, this one would win it. In fact I might think up a name for such a prize because … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Make Another Loaf

One of the first things I ever made in my food processor was a loaf of bread. It was a Delia recipe, from her Complete Cookery Course, and for years it was the only bread I ever made. It may … Continue reading

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Balthazar comes to London

Oh my, we’re in for a treat. Balthazar, a wonderful bistro in Soho, New York, is coming to London (or so the Evening Standard told me yesterday). I’ve only ever eaten breakfast there but it included the most incredible bread … Continue reading

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How not to Make Gratin Dauphinoise or Why I Hate Washing Up

My ex-boyfriend taught me a very useful tip a few weeks ago. When you make gratin dauphinoise (which to me means potatoes sliced, covered in cream, milk and garlic and baked in the oven) line the tin with baking parchment … Continue reading

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