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HDs in Blakeney

While Ellie was in Beirut and my other half was in Barbados, I was keeping it real in Blakeney. Mum, Alfred, the dog and I set off on a pilgrimage back to my homeland in a car packed to the … Continue reading

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Summer/Autumn Collection

Crikey O Riley, there’s a nip in the air! The sun, who every now and then peers round our corner of the globe, seems to have brought with him the dawn of a new season. It’s a little like he … Continue reading

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Cool prawn pho for a hot city night

When the summer’s here but the clouds refuse to break so that the city is shrouded in a perpetual, temper-inducing fug of humidity, the only thing I fancy eating is a clean, Vietnamese pho. I’ve been meaning to try my … Continue reading

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Spontaneous gazpacho for a summer’s weekend

Aha! There it was, that heat wave we were all looking for and which scorched so fiercely that I realised yesterday, much to my embarrassment, that I was the reddest person in Tesco. While I wait for my crisped-up, sorry … Continue reading

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Vietnamese beef salad with teriyaki shitake mushrooms

I altered this salad slightly from Nigel Slater’s version in Kitchen Diaries, adding spring onions and using rocket instead of watercress. It was served up for a tired, hungry Raph last night and he adored it – not once bemoaning … Continue reading

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