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Wild Mushrooms & Port

“Cheer up, love, it’s Christmas,” an old man ordered me last week as I walked home from work along a quiet street in the dark and cold.  That’s right, I have been judged not festive enough by a complete stranger … Continue reading

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Spinach Roulade

Yesterday a woman fell down the gap between the platform and the train I was on.  (I had a whole different post planned, which related to this tasty roulade, but it was abandoned because I had to talk about this … Continue reading

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Sformatini di Zucchine

Despite the fact that summer is well under way, I have been very much under the weather for a few weeks.  I dislike being ill and feel quite annoyed with Hong Kong in general for making me so frequently full … Continue reading

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Mushroom Strudel

Mushrooms are joyous and divine and should be eaten as often as possible.  But they also reflect the titular problem of an excellent book I recently read:  The Omnivore’s Dilemma.  This refers to the issues that arise when you can eat pretty much … Continue reading

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Broadbean Millefeuille

I bought the Terre A Terre cookbook well over a year ago, at Christmas 2011, and while I have spent hours poring over the recipes it wasn’t until my Easter holiday that I finally dared to attempt anything from it.  … Continue reading

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Aubergine Timbales

My beloved mother is of rather a contradictory nature.  She hates aubergine, yet this is one of her favourite dishes.  Maybe she’s not contradictory so much as foolish:  this is a woman who said in December “I’m going to buy … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion & Gruyere Tart

Working weekends is the bane of an English teacher’s life.  Obviously it’s the time when the vast majority of students are free from their normal school/work routine, and so English language centres squeeze in as many classes as possible on … Continue reading

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