Category Archives: Short order

Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is probably the first ‘real’ dessert I ever made. A friend in France taught me to make it when I was a student and it has been a favourite of mine ever since. Especially since it really is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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