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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I look for love in all the wrong places. In crisp packets and biscuit barrels, chocolate bars and sandwiches. It’s a strange sort of love. One that’s born out of unwholesome things. But I can’t help seeking it out, even though I know it’s no good for me.

Earlier this year […]

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Hot avocado is a controversial topic. Considered a perversion by many, there are some who’d rather I came out as a spokeswoman for coprophiliacs’ rights than press hot avocado on the world.

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Desiccated coconut is a mystery ingredient that appears in kitchens without anyone remembering buying the stuff.

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Brioche French toast with strawberries and crème fraîche

Brunch is a conundrum of a meal. Essentially a large, late breakfast for lazy gourmands, it still retains a dash of urbane sophistication years after it swaggered across the Atlantic and astonished everyone by making pancakes acceptable on days other […]

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Granola with poached forced rhubarb

Last Sunday I had people round for brunch. It’s a modern, trendy thing to do. I think. Keeping
up with the kids is quite hard these days, especially since my bad back manifested itself and I went a bit deaf.

Anyway, I have gained the […]

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Sunday morning guacamole

The 24th–30th October is Avocado Week. It’s the week when shadowy organisation the Avocado Brotherhood tiptoes through the British Isles whispering: “Why not have an avocado? In particular, a Hass avocado grown in Chile”, into the ears of the populace. If you’ve woken up with an inexplicable desire for […]

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Chorizo baked eggs

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Chorizo baked eggs

My recent holiday to Spain ended the way all my holidays do, with me packing and repacking my suitcase, trying to work out what clothes and books I can leave behind in order to fit in all the food I’ve bought. Thanks to some judicious suitcase space sharing, I only […]

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Porridge with whisky and cream

If you’ve ever thought that what your porridge lacks is booze, then get yourself over to The Dabbler where you’ll find my recipe for proper porridge with whisky and double cream.

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Breakfast tea

All my holidays begin the same way. There’s me, there’s the stuff I want to take on holiday with me and there’s my suitcase. We stay as far apart from each other as possible until approximately 20 minutes before I need to leave. Then I gather up my clothes and become […]

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