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Getting Ready to Move House

For the last couple of weeks there’s been a steady stream of deliveries and various professionals in and out of the new house. Up until about 48 hours ago the house wasn’t habitable, unless you’re happy with not having any heating, a cooker or floors. All that changed over the past two days and I […]

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Cooking At Home Calms The Mind

I’ve been “benched” for the last few weeks, which means I’ve been able to cook at home. It’s been wonderfully calming. Sure, spending a Sunday evening preparing lunch for the following couple of days might not be “exciting”, but eating fresh home cooked food makes me feel better. And I don’t mean just mentally – […]

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Not Your Ordinary Chicken

I had dinner the other evening in Rouge Tomate in Brussels. The main course was: “Coq des prés” chicken filet with seared foie gras, mustard breaded spinach, farro and a thyme and white Sancerre reduction It was incredible. A fantastic combination of flavours in a lovely setting Related Posts:La Ruta del Lechón Puerto RicoBelgian Beef StewFrench […]

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Which Non-Stick Wok?

Since I got such amazing and helpful feedback from people when I posted about kitchen knives (I finally ordered some Wusthof ones) I was wondering if people had any thoughts on woks .. Not all woks are made equal. I like stir fry. I don’t like the way my wok seems to have a liberal […]

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Low Fat Frying Rocks

I mentioned the Actifry back in January, as the idea of deep fat frying without all the grease and oil sounded attractive to me. I didn’t buy an Actifry immediately, as I wanted to check pricing etc., before doing so. Finally yesterday I took the plunge. I’d had an overwhelming desire for chips all day […]

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