Willow's Wicked Elixir

Willow’s Wicked Elixir

Willow's Wicked Elixir

  Did you have squillions of blackberries rolling around your kitchen this year after many an enthusiastic and prickly squandering of all the blackberry bushes within a 5-mile radius? You did? Samies! This year our Halloween temptress herself requested a cocktail in her name which was very good of her seeing as she only drinks […]

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Halloween Chilli

Chilli Con Carne with Halloween Cornbread Muffins

Halloween Chilli

  I might have to rein myself in. It is coming up to my favourite time of year, Christmas lights, parties and food- and the run up to Halloween is what kicks it all off. You can never be too old for Halloween, at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m squabbling with the […]

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Smokehouse

I had been keen to try Smokehouse for a while.  Often a new restaurant opens, I will read a glowing review, then after deluding myself that I’ll book a table right there and then it will be put on a to-do list never to be thought of again.  Then months later I find the to-do […]

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Jerk chicken with kohlrabi and fennel remoulade

There are a handful of restaurants, pubs and cafes which I go to frequently. You might even say I was a valued regular if you forget for a moment that we live in London where all you would get if you were recognised by the staff would be a knowing smirk. One of my ‘regular’ […]

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Crack Pie

I can’t deny that even before I knew what Crack Pie was, it something that was going to happen in my life.  Who names their recipe Crack Pie if it isn’t going to live up to the potential of a highly addictive substance that starts off as a bit of fun, then develops into a […]

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Roast Chicken with all the Sunday Trimmings

Roast Chicken with all the Sunday Trimmings

Roast Chicken with all the Sunday Trimmings

I read a very worrying headline in the Daily Mail yesterday, ‘A family dinner? We’d rather eat in front of the telly: How just one in 50 families enjoy once-traditional weekend meal.’ Foregoing my usual scoff at the insular sensationalism typically offered by the Daily Mail, this time I felt a pang of recognition at […]

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