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Easy and cheesy, plus a take on a wedding cake

I often find myself in discussions with people about the joys of looking through the recipe books of long-missed and loved relatives, particularly grandmothers.  I enjoy their familiar, neat handwriting, the odd splatters of food all jumbled up with memories … Continue reading

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It’s lovely rice pudding for dinner again (and a nice soup for spring)

After a recent bout of illness, I craved rice pudding; its creamy warmth, its puddingy comfort. Perhaps seen as one of those Victorian, nanny-knows-best types of pudding (see also semolina and tapioca), rice pudding in the UK can trace its … Continue reading

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Souped up chestnuts

‘Avid’ readers of this blog will know I have been focusing on ways of using stuff up. Christmas usually provides an abundance of excess ingredients and so, this week, my challenging question is what do I do with the vacuum-packed … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons (and a new cake tin)

I recently purchased a big, round cake tin in the Debenhams sale (and there was a tin inside it for biscuits!). So, with the worst reason ever to make a cake, I decided to ‘try out’ my new tin. (This … Continue reading

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Two soups – the old and the new

Delivery of my Wonky Veg box from Morrisons yesterday, a build-up of courgettes and trying to be organised for weekday lunches meant some hot soup action this morning. I’m a ‘try-it-and-see’ kind of cook; I use a recipe more for inspiration, … Continue reading

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RENT – review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Ltd for Rent 20th Anniversary Production Ltd present RENT Book, music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson Directed by Bruce Guthrie Jonathan Larson’s La Bohème-inspired, AIDS-themed urban rock … Continue reading

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The Stage – Search for a Theatre Critic 2016

A short post, but big on excitement. Earlier this year I was delighted to have been shortlisted in The Stage’s annual Search for a Theatre Critic 2016 competition. All the reviews are available to read here – good luck to Will, … Continue reading

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