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From Ethopian Gruel to River Cafe Risotto – Enough Food IF…

  Its hard to believe now that less that two weeks ago I was sitting in a mud hut in Ethiopia (blissfully unaware of the fleas biting me) being served coffee by a woman who probably earns in a month … Continue reading

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Mushroom Foraging: Avoiding Death Caps, Encountering TASTE

It took me two years to finally get my act together to get a place on Andy Overall’s ‘Fungi to Be With’ mushroom forays. You needed to fill in a paper booking form! Send a CHEQUE! by post! It was … Continue reading

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Nettles: The Saute, Smoothie Superfood Solution

In April took a foraging course in Clissold Park with John from Forage London. It was a sunny morning in London, the kind where you actually believe this city couldn’t be better if we tried.  We wandered the park identifying … Continue reading

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Danish Open-Faced Sandwiches: Sol over Gudhjem (Sun over God’s House) and Other Orthodoxies

Since befriending a Dane and his family while studying abroad in India almost 10 years ago, I think I’ve been to Denmark about 10 times over the years. I always feel I’ve got a good sense of the place. I’ve … Continue reading

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Christmas is Here!

I am going to have a sunny tropical christmas, for the first time this year, so I had a Christmas Party as SOON AS WAS IN GOOD TASTE – namely december 2nd. It was amazing! A jumper clad crew of … Continue reading

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First World Writer’s Problem

I’ve never had a rejection for a piece of writing, ever.  I keep waiting, and it just doesn’t happen.  It makes me feel, somehow like ‘less of writer’ – without my stacks of rejection letters to prove my street cred. … Continue reading

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My First Novel

I wrote my first novel at age 12.  And it was as terrible as you’d think.  Filling 4 1000 page notebooks with handwritten scrawls, it documented the story of sophisticated 17 year old ingenue Taylor, who on the verge of … Continue reading

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Maybe I can bake.

Of course you can bake, said Leah dismissively.  And scones are easy, I’ll come and help you. Leah is a new friend, so of course she doesn’t know about when I ruined lemon drizzle cake by adding double the milk, … Continue reading

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I resent my soy sauce

It was a flickering thought at first.  With a fresh, steaming plate of pork and chive dumplings, I opened the cupboard above and reached up. That fucking soy sauce, came the unbidden thought.  I sweep it away.  Don’t be silly, … Continue reading

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Squished Herby New Potatoes, Potato Salad, Pommes Dauphinoises

Is there anything better than fresh, home grown potatoes?  You can try to come up with answers to this, but I’ll probably lose interest so don’t bother. I don’t eat a lot of potatoes – my paleo experimentation and general … Continue reading

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