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Pieathalon 2022

Pieathalon Time  Hurrah! It’s Pieathalon time – I recently got the annual email from the fabulous Yinzerella of Dinner is Served 1972, reminding me that it was time to submit my suggestion for this year’s vintage pie. This pie fest is all about a group of food bloggers around the world digging out vintage recipes, sending…

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Luminary Bakery

Way back pre-pandemic, one of my fellow Dames d’Escoffier (|LDE) put me in touch with the Luminary Bakery and we talked about organising for me to teach some bread baking masterclasses there. Then – lockdown. The power of cooking During the afore-mentioned lockdown I was on a panel for a Dames’ d’Escoffier webinar on Kitchen…

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Kitchen in the Lounge

The old After 11 years of talking about it, finally got the kitchen ripped out and started all over again. The old kitchen was very much “fur coat, no knickers” – looked nice enough, but nothing was quite right behind the cupboard doors. It started to go wrong at the housewarming party, when the oven…

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Remains of the Day

Waste We don’t like waste round here so I always try to think of creative ways with leftovers. I over bought parsnips for Christmas (one of many festive traditions…) and my brother turned up with apples from their Airbnb hosts. So I made a smooth velvety soup – the sweetness of the apples was perfect…

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