Rhubarb & Cream Ice Cream

The weather may have been too bad for a barbecue last night – hence my roasting the lamb with that wonderful stuffing – but it’s never too bad for ice cream. I’m sure you’ve gathered by now that I’m a big ice cream addict and buying the ice-cream maker a couple of years ago was […]

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An Italian Supper: Tortellini, Pollo all’ Arrabbiata & Gelato

You can take The Single Gourmet Traveller out of Italy and return her to London … but you can’t take Italy out of The Single Gourmet Traveller. I arrived home from wonderful Bologna late Friday night and Saturday I was back eating Italian in a Carluccio Caffe near Russell Square with a friend; today I was […]

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Christmas Brandy & Vanilla Ice Cream

Do you like brandy butter or brandy sauce with your Christmas pudding and mince pies? I’ve always liked brandy sauce with the pudding but love spreading brandy butter on mince pies. But how about brandy ice cream? I went a bit all-out yesterday with Jonathan and Lyndsey coming round for a meal in the evening, […]

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Clementine Sorbet

Clementines are the quintessential Christmas fruit. In our house, when my children were little, Father Christmas used to drop them into the bottom of Christmas stockings along with shiny new coins and small chocolate treats. My children, in turn, left Santa a glass of single malt whisky and a mince pie. The latter gifts were […]

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Blackcurrant & Cassis Sorbet

This one is for my lovely daughter Nicola. Down from Birmingham for the weekend to catch up with London friends, I was pleased to have her here for Sunday supper and had promised to cook the Roast Sea Bass with Fennel & Orange I made last week. As for pudding, she can’t eat too much […]

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Lavender Ice Cream – A Taste of Provence

If you have ever been lucky enough to see the fields of lavender in Provence, France, in full and glorious bloom you will know what a wondrous sight this is. I have a little patch of lavender in my garden that is at its best right now, the stems topped by clusters of little flowers […]

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Quick Yogurt & Strawberries Ice Cream

After a day in Kent with family yesterday and deciding to go to the opening of Ruben’s Refettorio with Jonathan and Lyndsey for pizza in the evening, I thought I’d make a quick ice cream for us to have after. I assumed – wrongly as it turned out – that as Igor was opening the […]

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Strawberry Shortbread with Mascarpone Ice Cream

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have a new oven and so I wanted to bake something to test it out. Ovens always vary a bit and as a cook, one gets used to how your own oven relates to recipes – do you always have to cook a little bit more or a […]

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Saffron & Honey Ice Cream

I’m still thinking Sicily (see my last post). Having reacquainted myself with the wonderful Sicily Unpacked programme on Wednesday evening, on DVD, with Nicola, I watched another episode the following night and saw Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham-Dixon enter Giorgio’s favourite gelateria in Sicily in the baroque town of Noto. A town Nicola and I visited […]

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Zabaione Ice Cream

The Single Gourmet Traveller has a rule whenever in Italy: she has to eat an ice cream at least once a day. I once spent 5 weeks in Rome and managed to eat gelato each day so it was no problem managing it in Venice in the past week when I was there for just […]

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