Category Archives: Fast food

Back to Normal: Soothing Food

Most of the last week has been spent completely avoiding food, hence my silence. Some stomach bug or other got me last Tuesday and only really gave me my appetite back this afternoon. Although I ate over the weekend, it … 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 dinner: gnocchi all’aglio, olio e peperoncino

About five years ago I became wheat-intolerant. I was ridiculously stressed and hated my job and, quelle surprise, as soon as I left I was suddenly able to eat bread and cake again without suffering excruciating stomach pains. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Banana, Nut and Chocolate Muffins

I should call this post ‘why this blog was invented’ but it doesn’t sound as appetising as its current title. Muffins were one of the first things I ever baked and, as the photo below shows, I’ve used this recipe … 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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