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Toad in a Hole or Toad in the Hole (unsure of which is correct) is one of the great British classics that is made for the heavy gray days found hovering over its shores, especially at this time of year. Today’s recipe is from Jamie Oliver and he added rosemary which makes this only fuller […]

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Have you ever met someone and thought instantly ‘I need to get to know this person’? Maybe there is an instant connection that so rarely happens in life where your soul identifies with this stranger or maybe its because that person has left an impression in their seven seconds. Its rare that this happens, in […]

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How was your Valentines? Eventful/romantic? Or like mine in being very single and just going out to eat with a friend – the Pecan pie had me at first bite with it’s whiskey cream topping. The forecast was for all stormy wind and rain, not helping the current flooding in the south. The weekend though […]

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This week has been defined in tube strikes and saying farewell to lovely Inge who has returned to the sunny shores of New Zealand after her time here came to a close. Visiting Inge on Monday night with clothes strewn everywhere and things she was still deciding to keep or leave behind beyond her large suitcase. It all reminded […]

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One of the realities of living so far away from home is that when you crave your mother’s home cooking you have two choices: 1) To continue craving the dish or 2) Get the recipe and attempt yourself. Growing up my mother, Gabriela, would rotate a number of meals, and quiche was one. Her attitude […]

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I’m back in America, the country I adore. Yes, people struggle to understand me more often then I can count on fingers and toes, but the sun shining and seeing old friends and new ones, a surprise friend who wasn’t meant to be in town and a few adventures makes Monday feels like it’s too […]

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