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Kale chips and a photo shoot

There are people in the world who like having their photograph taken. Then there are the rest of us. Right now I’m  staring at a calendar and occasionally taking side long looks into a mirror, trying not to make ‘that’ awkward face (head cocked to the side, school marmish pursed lips). In two weeks, I’m […]

Adzuki beans with miso and greens

Pulses are good for many things, chief among them their ability to help you find your balance again. Two hours ago I was squashed on a flight from St Petersburg to London. This was what they served us for ‘breakfast’. Two stumpy, flabby berliner sausages and some powdery wedges of potato. Because I was starving […]

Smoked salmon, basil and courgette rustic tart

Sometimes when I’m on my own I eat cherry tomatoes with a sprinkle of salt and a glass of pink wine for dinner. Sometimes I’m sensible, follow my own advice and turn to one of my ‘cooking for one’s recipes – most often the sea bass with green beans and burnt butter and almonds or […]

A Royal Wedding remembered

It’s amazing how fast a year can go by. Crazy to think it was a year ago that we were all glued to a television,  watching this. Kate and William are supposedly having a private, low key celebration of their first anniversary. If you fancy marking the passage of time, true love, or just a […]

24 hours in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. Nb, before I start, you’re going to want to spend more than 24 hours here. In order to get the most out of the city; both old, new, European and Asian, I’d suggest at least two to three days.  We did five and were sad to leave. Here’s how to spend one […]