Category: Talks, parties and other random thoughts

Burns Night

Burns Night

Robert Burns Robert Burns, the great lyrical poet (1759-1796) was born in Scotland on the 25th January and as that date approaches, I must warn you,  I become very Scottish. Burns was a nationally recognized poet, even in his own lifetime. His poems were brilliant […]

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Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate  and Sliced Broccoli

Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Sliced Broccoli

Vegetarian Challenge Alan and I are continuing with the vegetarian challenge. So far we are finding it very easy, last night was a stir fry. On Saturday night I made Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Sliced Broccoli salad . […]

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Things we Love – Toast Racks

Things we Love – Toast Racks

I missed the side walk sales in town last week so I was delighted when I finally found time to visit my favourite new store in town, Kirby and Co, and found this gorgeous toast rack in their sale section.  I bought two, you can […]

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Fabulous Knives at Costco

Fabulous Knives at Costco

Costco has some fantastic knives as part of a special stand, so do not know how long they will be there. I bought the small paring knife last weekend, then  went back for two more and a boning knife.  The chef at the stand tells […]

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List of Stuff I do – by no means exhaustive, but a good starting point

List of Stuff I do – by no means exhaustive, but a good starting point

I have put together a list of dishes I do, and already have noticed some omissions, no desserts, but we can use these as a starting point and take it from there.  I will update and add recipe links as and when Soups   Gazpacho […]

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Christmas presentation at the DCA December 2nd 2014

Christmas presentation at the DCA December 2nd 2014

I am so glad you could all join me and my friends today.  I would like to introduce my friends Sue, Ginger, Robin, Denise and Caroline who have been helping me today and whom I love. Also can I ask you a big round of […]

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Thoughts on Entertaining

Thoughts on Entertaining

Lots of planning. I am going to share me my philosophy of entertaining. This is what works for me and if you take one idea away from today, then we are golden.. Last year Laura Bolton spoke and, for me, her best advice was to […]

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