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Sharing Sunday dinner

We’ve got a friend who lives on his own and has recently had surgery on his hand. How could we not invite him over for Sunday dinner, even if it means my other half will have to drive out to

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Yaya’s Catalan Fruit Salad

Recently we spent a few days visiting friends in Barcelona. Although we hadn’t been expecting it, virtually every day, after hours of sight-seeing  or trawling through a museum or wandering in a park, we came back to the flat and

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First one of the season

There’s something special about having the first shoots of asparagus of the season. Or the first strawberry, or the first new potatoes, the first anything, really. One of the joys of eating seasonally is how wonderful the first taste of a

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Why Eat Seasonally?

Once you’re in the habit of eating seasonally, or of trying to, it’s easy to assume everybody does. And it’s easy to forget why you decided to, because, let’s face it, in the Western world, many many kinds of food are

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Edible Packaging: part one

Isn’t that just the greatest concept? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the food we bought came in edible packaging? Guess what–it does! Nature provides the ideal package for protecting the flesh inside, letting it breathe and mature at its own


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Posted in Kitchen Economy

Changing the routine

We have had the most delightful disruption to our routine for the last couple of weeks: my son and his partner and child have been visiting from the States. It was their first visit as a family, so naturally we

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Winter Fruit Crisp

This recipe is my variation on an old family favourite apple dessert. The original calls for apples to be peeled, quartered and cored, which I think reflects the logic of its time. The recipe was intended for fruit that had

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