Last Supper

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 →

A peach schnapps

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 →

Julie & Julia

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 →

A river runs through it

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 →

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