It’s nearly Christmas! To celebrate, I have posted a slightly out of focus picture of a bottle of gin with a shiny red bauble next to it. It’s on a bit of a wonk, too. Although I’m not 100% sure if the problem is with the table or me. One of […]

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Gin tasting: Minus 33

On December 15, 2016 By

When is a gin not a gin? When it has an ABV of less than 37.5%. The 2008 EU Spirit Drinks Regulations (surely everyone’s favourite European Regulation) defines gin as a drink that has a predominately juniper flavour and a retail ABV of 37.5%. They actually list three types of gin. […]

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‘Tis the season to have a drink and, God, don’t we need a drink at the moment. I’m amazed I haven’t started swapping milk for gin in my breakfast tea. Luckily for me, the kind people at Chase Distillery have sent me a bottle of Continue Reading

Do you know the best way to convince people you are serving them a rare and expensive gin, and not a two-for-one special you bought in Asda? A heavy glass. Serve your gin in a heavy glass and people think you have splashed on the good stuff. Pour your finest, artisan gin […]

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And so we come to the final recipe from the supper club. Given the loose English theme and our strong desire to keep things simple, Eton Mess for pudding was inevitable. It’s such a helpful dessert. You can make it ahead, keep all the elements in the fridge / a huge […]

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Three Salads For Autumn

On September 23, 2016 By

Yes, still talking about the supper club. Still living on past glories, as the year creeps towards its end and I get reflective on long, dark nights.

We served a mix of salads at the start of the supper club, because it’s very important that people eat their vegetables. […]

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Having decided to serve crab at our supper club, Naomi and I needed to pick side dishes. We were serving salads as our starter, so we didn’t need to pack in the veg (even when hosting a supper club, I am focussed on making sure people eat […]

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We did it: Naomi and I hosted a supper club for 30 people at 68 and Boston and everyone got fed. In fact, they got fed quite a lot. Four courses, starting with salad and ending with cheese, all loosely themed around the notion of English food.

I […]

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In a fit of enthusiasm, I bought too many courgettes. This can’t be a problem many people have. Enthusiasm is not something normally associated with courgettes. Resignation, maybe. Regret. A little light puzzlement. These are all classic reactions to courgettes. An entire fridge drawer filled with courgettes often elicits panic, dizziness […]

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“Do you want to do a supper club with me?” Naomi asked and wobbled slightly on her stool. We were out for dinner with friends and had enjoyed pre-going out glasses of white wine, pre-dinner glasses of prosecco and then a few glasses of dinner wine, which had come in a nice, […]

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