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The good, the bad and the brilliant [1 September 2014]

A (roughly) weekly round-up of what’s got in my head, up my nose and in my heart. THE GOOD My friend Prue grows perfect lemons. Yes, they’re perfectly perfect … for juicing, for zesting, for slicing. They’re a lovely deep saffron colour and the skin is thin – you get to the flesh fast. Prue’s… Continue reading The good, the bad and the brilliant [1 September 2014]

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There’s someone living in my kitchen …

There’s someone living in my kitchen. She tucks herself away at the back of the countertop. She’s shy and unassuming (so no photos). She burps a lot. And farts. I met her about seven weeks ago. Well, I didn’t really meet her. I made her. Just as Doctor Frankenstein created his monster, I created my… Continue reading There’s someone living in my kitchen …

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Salads in (vintage) jars

Being fifty-something, I’m always on the look-out for new lunch ideas. I’ve counted the beans and figured I’ve had close to 20,000 lunches in my fifty-something lifetime. No wonder I’m keen for something novel! I noted a lot of online chatter about “salads in jars” and my fancy was tickled sufficiently for me to give… Continue reading Salads in (vintage) jars

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The hams of Christmas past …

Being fifty-something, I’m familiar with the reflective phase that pervades as the last vestiges of the Christmas munchfest are munched and the new year looms with a fresh chapter of menacing resolution. This year, I’ve been reflecting on ham, mainly because my fridge has been brim-full with the stuff and this year’s ham will be… Continue reading The hams of Christmas past …

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Grow your own adventure

Being fifty-something, I’ve taken a renewed interest in where our food is sourced, who grows it and how it arrives in my fridge. We’ve been exploring farmers markets, trying to buy more local produce, frequenting our local green grocer and generally trying to avoid supermarket shopping where we can. This year we decided to take… Continue reading Grow your own adventure