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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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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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