When ‘Drinks’ Became the New ‘Dinner’

If ever we doubted the importance of social interaction, then the last five months of pandemic living has highlighted our basic need to connect and meet with others. From the grim early days of isolation within our houses, we’ve slowly stepped back out towards our more social selves. But we’re still a long way from […]

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Roasted Vegetables & Mini Tostadas

This one is for Antonio who rather cheekily texted me yesterday to ask, Do you ever eat at home???? He was clearly catching up on my latest posts. As it happened, at the time I was in Masaniello having lunch out with the family, so unfortunately I was closer to proving the validity of the […]

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Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Soured Cream & Lumpfish Caviar

What are two girls supposed to do late on a Sunday afternoon when there’s an open jar of lumpfish caviar in the fridge and half a carton of soured cream left over from the birthday party the night before? Rush into the supermarket five minutes before closing and buy some more smoked salmon and blinis. […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Dip with Tahini & Sesame Seeds

In my perfect imaginary world I’m cooking up a storm of fabulous recipes every day in my kitchen and venturing off quite often on exciting expeditions to meet lovely chefs and restaurateurs – as I did yesterday – to talk about food and cookbooks. But in real life the day job calls (fortunately quite often […]

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Favourite Things Supper

I had a small family supper here last night and we ended up with a rather eclectic mix of some of my favourite things rather than my usual themed – i.e. all Italian, French or maybe Moroccan – food. I was talking canapes with my son the day before and rather inevitably our discussion went […]

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