How to have a healthy heart

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Issues of the heart Hearts are on my mind this month, and not because of Valentine’s Day. National Heart Month is a cause close to my, um, heart. Thing Two was born with a VSD – a hole in his heart – which I’ve written … [read more]

Succulent double salmon fish cakes

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The challenge of family cooking My kids are like chalk and cheese, in that one will like chalk and the other will like cheese. One likes art, the other science. One wants his eggs fried, the other scrambled. Marmite? Yup, you guessed it. Finding food … [read more]

Halloween-o-Peppers

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I’ve never been a fan of edible art. Experimenting with new tastes is one of life’s great pleasures, but my personal belief is that food is for eating, not decorating. Also, Mum always told me not to play with my food. I know the argument put … [read more]

Everdine: clean meals delivered

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I recently experienced fine dining at Paris House, a restaurant in Woburn Park which Michelin needs to sort out with a star or two. We had an eight course taster menu with a flight of wines. It was a feast for the tastebuds and the … [read more]

Five hour lazy lamb

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I am famously grumpy in the mornings. No one would describe me as a morning person. I doubt anyone would call me an evening person either. I peak between 11am and midday, after my morning dog walk and before I get really desperate for lunch. I admit … [read more]

The ultimate hygge night in

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It is now deep winter. The days are short and the nights are long. Tonight, we will be hunkering down for a cheese fondue with our friends from Switzerland. The kids can watch a film, while we put the world to rights in the kitchen. … [read more]