Category Archives: After-work dinners

Kitchen Lessons 2010

2011 is already almost a month old and I have yet to write my first blog of the year. But what with a new job, a tax return to complete (somehow it always wipes out weeks, however prepared I think … Continue reading

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Baked Leek and Blue Cheese Risotto

It’s been a week (and a half; sorry!) of new discoveries and old favourites around here and I have lots to catch up on. About ten days ago my friend Ingrid made me a perfect winter dinner of haricot beans … Continue reading

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Singing for my Zuppa

Sometimes all I want is soup. Wednesday was one of those nights. A Tube strike (and therefore impossible traffic and full buses) meant that I walked to work and back and, although I am still, six months in, delighted that … Continue reading

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Autumn treats

After last week’s glorious sunshine, September has started with a storm, or two. This week’s forecast is for rain, every day, and by the time I get home from work it is barely light. I am not a fan of … 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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Heartbreakingly Fast Food: Gnocchi with Sage and Brown Butter

It’s a school night, you want to go and see a film after work, but that means getting home starving at 9.30 and in a rush to eat. However, if you don’t find the time to go and see the … Continue reading

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Five-Minute Fridge Dinners: Pea, Basil and Feta Salad

The first time I saw a real pea I was sixteen and in France. I was staying with a French family, the Bouchets, who lived the sort of life I hadn’t even imagined let alone dreamed of. They had three … Continue reading

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