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the bitterness of sugar…..

Financiers the world over are suffering and my heart bleeds for them, poor little bankers. These sanguine emotions have awakened the atavistic cannibal in me, so I’ve started to eat them, financiers that is, at every opportunity. One might say … Continue reading

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Fire up the de Lorean….

We arrived home without the expected┬áthree explosive flashes that accompany the moment of return from voyages back to the future. The sharp intake of breath as we entered our glacial stone house created more of a whimper than a bang. … Continue reading

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Keeping my pair warm in a cold spell…

I found myself in the position of Algernon Moncrieff’s manservant, Lane, this morning. There were no Passe Crassane pears to be had in the shops. “No Passe Crassane at all, Lane? “. “None, Sir. Not even for ready money”. I … Continue reading

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The first cut is the deepest…and often the best..

This is a simple and delicious recipe from the pen of Patricia Wells. Enjoy.

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The unbearable lightness of sponge….

The winsome Nigella, if winsome is the word, has never been high on my list of favourite cookery writers. Perfectly formed and polished to a high shine she glides like an iceberg, only the top third of her ever visible, … Continue reading

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