Monthly Archives: September 2012

Champagne, cheesy biscuits and celebrating

I am celebrating. The bathroom is done-ish, I have some more work when the landscape was looking distinctly bare and I have just made peace with my oldest friend in the world, probably one of the few people, bar my … Continue reading

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From Lot-et-Garonne to N7: gratin Dauphinois gets an upgrade

For a long, long time I was a purist about gratin Dauphinois both in terms of how I cooked it and when I ate it. As far as I was concerned, it only had six ingredients — potatoes, garlic, milk, cream, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Fixes: feta-basil crostini and anchovy dressing for green vegetables

My cooking life has, rather unexpectedly, been turned upside down by renovations that don’t even touch the kitchen.  A new bathroom. moving the washing machine and new doors would, in most people’s houses, not even stroke the edges of the … Continue reading

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Salted caramel butter sauce…oh and chocolate prune cake

I don’t make dessert very often. I never make it for myself, since a square of chocolate or, erm, a handful of Haribo usually suffices, so I only ever practise on my unwitting guests. As a result I don’t really … Continue reading

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