• 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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  • 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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  • Comforting Meatballs & Polenta

    When it comes to comfort food potatoes take the crown. Don’t fight it. However they don’t exactly offer up their comfort in a hurry. If you want to be wrapped up in the blissful melatonin-inducing state a bowl of buttery cheesy mash offers, you’ve gotta go to a fair amount of effort. Peeling, boiling and mashing potatoes […]