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Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature

At first glance Thalia Ho’s stunning cook book ‘Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature’, had me rather confused. For some reason I had assumed that it was about cooking with foraged ingredients – be they from the wild, or the garden. For sure some of the ingredients could be from the garden or the […]

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Book Reviews

Il Buco : Stories and Recipes

To put it simply, Il Buco: Stories and Recipes written by Donna Lennard with Joshua David Stein is a terrific  book. I found it fascinating to read not only for its delicious looking recipes but also for the story behind the famous New York restaurant – now in its 25th year – and its owner […]

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Everyday Fresh – Meals in minutes

‘Everyday Fresh – Meals in minutes’ by the very talented Australian food editor and cook book writer Donna Hay is the sort of book we love. I appreciate recipes that don’t take hours of prep and cooking; better still that can be cooked in one pan or served in one bowl; and are also tasty, […]

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Destinations

Binary Botanical

Binary Botanical has been styled as a wine-lovers’ beer – but for us with its unique taste it falls between them both. Our congratulations to Danielle Bekker, head brewer and one of the co-founders of the Good Living Brew Company for this innovative new, sparkling, beverage. Whilst we certainly picked-up botanicals our palettes aren’t good […]

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Destinations

Towpath – Recipes and Stories

In the spring or summer when lockdown from Covid 19 or its variants is over and we can travel and met up with friends again you could well find us in London walking along the Regent’s canal in De Beauvoir Town, London N 1 in search of a canal side café/eaterie called Towpath. We love […]

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Taste-Wise

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

‘Cherry ripe, cherry ripe – ripe I cry’ goes the old English song, though evidently it started off life as a poem written in the 17th century by Robert Herrick. And for many of us cherries are a favourite summer fruit – luscious ripe large black-red cherries often from Kent, or else the white cherries […]