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I’m over here…

…if you want to find me. Forgive me, I have started a new website (a step up from a blog in terms of time, investment and focus) and I am therefore, what with the small matter of earning a living … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Baking: Cheese and Spring Onion Cake recipe

It’s 25 degrees outside, it’s beautifully sunny and what do I think of when I wake up? Cake. Not just any old cake mind; this is a posh French savoury cake known as cake salé. I first tried a version … Continue reading

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Birthday cupcakes

My nephew was 18 last weekend and, to celebrate, I made him 18 cupcakes. I’m not convinced by the flavour or, or fashion for cupcakes but they do make an amazing impact if they are made in bulk, decorated and, … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Holland: the uitsmijter

I’m on the train to The Hague via Brussels and I’m looking forward, as I always do when travelling, to the food. Especially breakfast. I’m always more excited by eating breakfast abroad than any other meal (okay a drink and … Continue reading

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Improving on Perfection: the Best Ginger Cake Gets Better

Whilst I was making my prune, fig and apricot cake this morning, I made a ginger one to take to work. The first cake needed to be baked at 160ºC and I thought I’d take a risk and bake the … Continue reading

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Fast French Florentines

I first started writing recipes down in France, when I was a student. I don’t have many; most of the food that others cooked for me seemed madly complicated (blanquette de veau for example which only Gordon Ramsay could describe … Continue reading

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A Christmas Treat

Once upon a time I wanted toys and a new bike, then clothes and shoes, then books, endless books, but these days, when Christmas approaches, there is usually very little on my ‘list’. When someone says ‘well you must want … Continue reading

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