• Food
  • Mussels + Focaccia

    Summer dinner parties can be a tough one to pull off. In these balmy summer evenings I would much rather tend to a bottle of chilled Pinot when entertaining friends rather than slave over a hot stove. As Sandy & Danny sang, these summer days are drifting away and when it comes to dinner parties, […]

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  • Pimms Iced Tea

    Lets slow things down a bit. It’s summer after all and really, who can be bothered with cooking? In those heady summery nights when I’m wearing linen trousers, watering my mini garden and bopping along to Len’s ‘Steal My Sunshine’ I struggle to find the motivation to cook. Heck I sometimes struggle to find the motivation to […]

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  • Homemade Pizza

    Last week in my What’s Hot & What’s Not post I waxed lyrical about the perceived hassle a home-made pizza brings to your life. I was wrong. So wrong in fact I tried it again at the weekend with relative ease. However if you want to remove the hassle from cooking you also have to relinquish […]

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  • A Stateside Pavlova

    When it comes to spring and summer puddings there are very few which have such great impact, with such little input, as the Pavlova. It’s crisp exterior and chewy marshmallow inside topped with whipped cream and tart fruit is a killer combo but is still light enough to serve after a heavy meal. To me […]