Monthly Archives: August 2011

tales from a different kitchen . . .

. . . in a land far away where the sun shines, the sea is blue and the air is warm. And sadly it doesn’t belong to me! Even on holiday the body needs to be fed and somehow food … Continue reading

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lunch at Harvey Nicks

I know I began this blog to talk about my cooking but since I haven’t been doing much of that lately I thought I would tell you about my lunch at the Forth Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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happy chopstix

Rather than the food, I probably have to begin with a bit about the chopstix. Everyone has novelty items (they do, don’t they?) in their kitchen and the chopstix are one of mine. I’m sure the others will come to … Continue reading

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Yesterday I made strawberry jam. I had made jam long before I went to Ballymaloe but not on a regular basis so I couldn’t quite decide whose method I was going to follow. I read all the recipes in my … Continue reading

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feet up and a nice cup of tea

I do enjoy the ritual of making a pot of mint tea after dinner but I didn’t take my teapot with me to Ballymaloe so it was the teabag in a mug instead. I love teapigs mint tea! I’m afraid … Continue reading

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fresh yeast

I was just making a loaf of bread (quicker than going to the supermarket to buy some) and thought it might be useful to let you know where to get fresh yeast. I buy mine – via mail order – … Continue reading

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