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A Cosy British Lunch

With English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish influences, this cosy meal is a celebration of the British Isles. A suitable lunchtime meal in solemn memory of our late Queen Elizabeth II. A Cosy British Lunch Smoked Cheddar, Apple and Rosemary Scones Leek and Potato Soup with Bacon, Whiskey and Cream Sausage Rolls Stilton and Crackers LeekContinue reading “A Cosy British Lunch”

Cameron Diaz Shopping While on Vacation

I’ve recently returned (mentally, not geographically) from a staycation, exploring some areas around my home patch in West Sussex, England. For the uninitiated, please know the staycation was a fabulous holiday, eliminating all the stress and hassle of travel while still experiencing everything I enjoy while on vacation. We explored a castle, a winery, someContinue reading “Cameron Diaz Shopping While on Vacation”

Patatas Bravas

Otherwise known as spicy Spanish potatoes. Crisp spuds in a spicy tomato sauce, with a drizzle of garlicky aioli and a heavy blanket of fresh parsley. I could eat a whole plateful of these just by themselves, but they also make a substantial addition to any tapas table, or as an accompaniment to some barbequedContinue reading “Patatas Bravas”

Lemon Semifreddo

I make this dessert every summer, without exception. Bright, cold, with a fabulous texture, and seriously lemony – a real slice of summer. This is adapted from a classic Giada De Laurentiis recipe, though I’ve dispensed with the amaretti biscuit base. The dreamy texture is too perfect without the interference of the crumbly biscuits. IContinue reading “Lemon Semifreddo”

That Time I Built a Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehog

Having not lived through the 70’s, in Britain or otherwise, I was, until very recently, unaware of the gastronomic showpiece that is the Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehog. It came up during a discussion about Eurovision – another WTF cultural phenomenon – when someone advised the Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehog was the ultimate in Eurovision partyContinue reading “That Time I Built a Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehog”

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