Monthly Archives: August 2010

More from Edinburgh

I caught a tiny taste of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. There was sooooo much on.. I could’ve stayed a week! On my last day in Edinburgh I caught two very lovely little puppet shows – one called Penguin and the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival

Karen and Jan and I are in Edinburgh having the best time! Karen got me a cool thing called a Gorillapod. You can use it to squish your camera securely onto anything as a tripod. We’re staying in a little … Continue reading

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Homemade gnocchi

Last night Kolya and I made some gnocchi. Lara took some pretty pictures, and Dave brought a nice bottle of wine. Kolya made the cool ridges in the gnocchi to catch extra bits of sauce. With flour all over your … Continue reading

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Coriander and pistachio shortbread

I think I’ve mentioned Yotam Ottolenghi on this blog before – he’s the genius that runs this restaurant in London and wrote this book. Anyway, I’ve been very in love with that book of late, and cooking loads of stuff … Continue reading

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Cookshop dinner club

I’ve recently become a fan of a couple of local food blogs. They whisper tantalising rumours about interesting food-related events and funky restaurants that are the Next Big Thing. They mouth off about places that have sunk into mediocrity. They … Continue reading

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A delicious surprise

I had just put the kettle on, and was thinking WHY is there no cake in the house?! When the doorbell rang. With a little surprise: Yay for birthdays!

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“Suffering isn’t ennobling; recovery is.” – Christiaan H. Barnard Interesting idea. So many religions and ideologies seem to push the idea that suffering is of some value. What do you think?

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