Dinner out with close friends, eating al fresco on the street at a neighbourhood restaurant. Five years ago this month I moved to this area. The chapter - a long one - is coming to an end. These very close friends, a couple - whose relationship has been on the rocks for some time -... Continue Reading →
I made it two years ago when I was going through a serious cooking phase. I no longer have the recipe as it was from Diana Henry's Salt Sugar Smoke which I'd borrowed from the library. An excellent book devoted to preserving, pickling and bottling. I remember that a lot of peaches went into it.... Continue Reading →
I watched the Kenneth Williams doc on TV the other evening. Only half an hour on ITV, I think it was a repeat. He is a fascinating character and I especially liked the biopic Fantabulosa in which he is played by Martin Sheen, which I blogged about many moons ago. A different age - a... Continue Reading →
I forgot how much I liked this film, having caught it when it was on fairly late last night. Based on the blog of a true story - a young American woman - Julie Powell, who lives in the outer burbs of New York City - preparing all of the recipes from the classic recipe... Continue Reading →
I cycled south this evening, over Chelsea Bridge to see a flat not far from Battersea Park (which those with long memories may recall is perhaps my favourite London park). The journey - though short - isn't a great deal of fun. I live a privileged existence at present - cycling about 1 mile to work... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE1lzqJCeJ0 Love this track. Heard it on TV this evening as Giogrio Moroder (songwriter) was on Jools Holland. Hearing it instantly casts my mind back 31 years. In so many ways it just doesn't feel like very long ago.