Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bank Holiday Breakfast: Rösti à la Thomas Mann

Breakfast, especially on long weekends is, or should be, leisurely, full of yummy things to eat and bathed in sunshine. Or that’s what cookery magazines would have us believe. But as rain, wind and autumnal weather has battered most of … Continue reading

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Apricot and Almond Brownies

A brownie recipe is a very personal thing. Everyone swears by the one that they think works best, and tends to stick with it. The first one I ever made came from a freebie cookery book that I got by … Continue reading

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Fernandez and Wells

On Sunday Sophie and I caught up over coffee in the Nordic Bakery, the travel section in Waterstone’s (she was in Japan, I was in Spain), then, as we looked for somewhere for a juice we stumbled upon Fernandez and … Continue reading

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Fruit, Glorious Fruit

My tiny two-shelf fridge has been overflowing with fruit recently. I can’t resist the half-price rhubarb from the supermarket, then there’s farmers’ market cartons of raspberries and cherries and all my neighbour’s ‘I’m going on holiday’ cast-offs: a huge segment … Continue reading

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Moules Marinières

I ate my first mussel in France when I was 16 years old and have loved them ever since. I’d like to say it was a Proustian madeleine moment, and that I remember every detail but I’d be lying. However, … Continue reading

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Comfort Baking: Melting Moments

Comfort is a concept that gets a bad press. How many times have I been told, or read, that it’s important to get out of my ‘comfort zone’? Or not to get ‘too comfortable’? ‘Comfy’ shoes and clothes are not … Continue reading

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Frank’s Cafe and Campari Bar

I spent Friday night on the tenth floor of a multistorey carpark in Peckham. No, my car hadn’t broken down; I was enjoying the delights of Frank’s pop-up bar which, until September, is serving drinks and food in the most … Continue reading

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