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Goodbye 2012

Ten days of feasting, family and fun and now New Year. The menu,  a simple Chicory and Radicchio salad with fresh Pecorino followed by Spaghetti Bottarga. The guests, aha here is the magic, just Mr.P and moi. The dress; smoking … Continue reading

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Sweden

I have never been North of Scotland, so an invitation to Sweden was irresistible. Possibly because the promise of 2 nights without the little people was particularly enticing but also because I really wanted a taste of Scandinavia. What do … Continue reading

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‘The Relaxed Holiday Cook’

I admit I love burgers, I have no shame! This burger comes with a totally different health warning. The ‘Squork Burger’ is like nothing I have ever tasted before, clearly because I haven’t, that’s because it is a squid and … Continue reading

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Tinkering in Bordeaux

Contrary to popular belief, we rarely go away at weekends, largely because the tribe, Mr.P included, is wedded to the farm, riding ‘Toffee’ and chasing sheep. September being the exception, with a weekend in Suffolk and one in Bordeaux. Now … Continue reading

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More notes from Puglia – Ricci, Spada, Seppia and Gamberi Rossi

  Relief all round, especially for Mr.P – the famous ‘ricci’ have been sourced and devoured. 100 to be precise – I think I ate about 50 of them! As you can see they are prickly little morsels, but morsels … Continue reading

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Panna cotta – Cooked Italian Cream

Call it what you will, most European countries have some variation of this, be it Creme caramel, Creme Brulee, Crema Catalana, or our own very poor cousin, the Blancmange (sounds convincingly French?). To be fair these all seem to be … Continue reading

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‘Chin Chin’ to a burger bonanza

Every summer Mr.P and I have a hilarious tussle over the bbq. It goes something like this, ‘why can’t we have a gas bbq?, it is so much easier to cook on’, my rather arrogant, spoilt brat  response is – … Continue reading

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