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Falling in love with better food

Eating better. It’s something we all strive for. Yet sometimes I think in today’s world we get mixed messages about what it really means to eat better.  We hear so many messages about what we should and shouldn’t eat that sometimes I think we forget to stop. Slow down and get back to basics. This […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: (kinda) Eggplant “tartine” with tomatoes, olives, and cucumbers

Sorry Dorie, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Eggplant “tartine” with tomatoes, olives, and cucumbers, pp 144-15) was one I just could not get my head around. In fact, even though I made a “version” of it (and I use that term very loosely!), I didn’t end up even serving this to Mr Neil […]

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Getting your (beef steak) facts straight

You might think that a steak is a steak is a steak, right? WRONG!  Did you know that steaks fall into three distinct categories? Grilling Steaks, Marinating Steaks and Simmering Steaks.   Really? I hear you ask. And why might that be? Well, steaks fall into these three categories because of how they need to be […]

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Rustic mushroom quiche

What, it’s September 4th? Summer’s over? Sadly, yes, the summer holidays are over and many of us are entering a very busy month (parents, teachers, kids!).  At this time of the year, I find it’s sometimes hard to get a decent meal on the table quickly when there’s so much going on and it’s easy […]

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Food photography and styling workshop with Aran Goyoaga

That picture up there? It’s the quick pic I took with my phone on the way down from Blackcomb mountain in beautiful British Columbia. Pretty huh? Oh, and SO high up. Some of you might remember I had a bad time with vertigo in 2011. Well whilst it’s way better than it was last year, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Minted zucchini tagliatelle with cucumbers and lemon

It’s a really quick French Fridays with Dorie post this week. Whilst I made this ages ago, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write this post until this week – which just happens to be back to work week for me (the boys are not back until the middle of next week […]

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