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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It snowed a little last night. Not a lot. Just enough to edge the roofs and walls with white, and puddle in ashy heaps in garden corners. By mid-morning it was all gone. The grey wool sky stayed dry and what sun made it through the clouds melted the snow. A cold, unmagical day that […]

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Sticky toffee pudding As well as writing for Aol Lifestyle while Gin and Crumpets was being rebuilt, I also graced the pages of lovefood with some recipes and a little bit of food history, too (I’m versatile like that). First was Sticky Toffee Pudding, which […]

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Cider pancakes with buttered apples

When I was 9 years old I ate 7 and a 1/2 pancakes on Pancake Day. Obviously, I was sick a few hours later, but in my own childish way I’d stayed true to the spirit of Shrove Tuesday. I’d gorged and feasted. I celebrated […]

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Flaming Pears

On July 22, 2009 By

Pears on fire

The British seaside has many attractions. Piers, pebbly beaches, little trains that chug up and down the promenade at slower than walking pace, sticks of rock carved into humorous shapes. But for me, none of it beats poking around the town’s charity shops while wearing […]

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